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Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by Mary Jane, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    He was chasing cardinals but came up empty-pawed.

    Speaking of coyotes, I watched one headed north at the bottom of my back yard last week. And twice this week, I've startled a Big Ass raccoon at my birdfeeder. At noon. I don't like seeing them at noon.
     
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    be very careful with Carl, them damn coyotes love them some kitty and it seems you have a resident 'Yote.
    Big Ass coons can be scary at anytime !!
     
  3. Mary Jane

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    Yeah, I doubt I see any baby rabbits this year, if he's taken up housekeeping. I'm hoping he was headed out when I saw him.

    I always thought 'coons were nocturnal and if you saw one during daylight hours, it was rabid. Okay, I know, not EVERY one is but it could be, right?
     
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    my mother had a whacked out foaming rabid one in her front yard about a month ago.
    Animal folks came and snatched it up.
    If it is eating or searching for food, it is probably OK, i doubt a rabid Coon has food on what's left of it's itty bitty brain. I have never heard that about coons b4.
     
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    Well, I've heard that about coons. Be careful MJ.
     
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    I just did some checking.. though primarily nocturnal, when they are hungry or there are vittles to be had (fallen birdseed) they will forage at any time, and that many rabid coons simply stay in their nests and die.
     
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    That's good to know, Brant, thank you muchly. I really didn't think it was rabid as it would scram as soon as it would see me but I wouldn't take any chances.
    As big as the sumbitch was, I think it coulda took me!
     
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    I had one hanging around the bird feeder last week. The little cat though it was neat that this big ole squirrel was eating bird seed.
     
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    Clark, check this out. Take notes if you have to.

    Squrrel----- squirrel.jpg

    Raccoon---- Raccoon2.jpg

    Note the distinct differences in the two animals.

    You have my permission to print these out for future reference. You are welcome.

    :cool:
    squirrel.jpg Raccoon2.jpg
     
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    MJ, I know the difference, the cat did not.
     
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    How do you know what the cat was thinking? Are you a *gasp* cat whisperer?
     
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    Yes, I am. Besides everytime he goes out the door he checks for the squirrel activity under the feeder. You should see him being a snake in the grass sneaking up on them.
     
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    you are sure on a ROLL today MJ, maybe you better stay away from any hills.

    Cat Whisperer :)
     
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    I think there's something in the water here, Brant. Tastes like.....BEER!!

    I *heart* beer.
     
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    so you were drinking all day yesterday ?
    my invite must have gotten lost somewhere near the mississippi !?
    damn carrier pigeons
     
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    Sadly, no, I didn't drink at all yesterday. I fell off the Resident BoozeHound wagon. I shall remedy that this afternoon, I'm sure.

    Yesterday I was just showing my rapier wit.

    Thank you for noticing.

    And, for the record, you don't need an invite, ever. You be in GA, you come to Doo-luth. Always, always welcome. But, no Coca Cola products in mi casa. I'm a Pepsi girl.
     
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    allrightythen...

    online to clear emails & charge MP3 b4 a long sweaty run.
    have a good one.
     
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    LOL, okay, I will make an exception for you. Coca Cola Lite or whateverthehellitis.
    :D
     
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    Oh hey, Brant?

    I took your suggestion and tried it before I condemn it. And...

    I'm on my third container of hummus.
     
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    Mary Jane, would you please post a photo of your hummus? I'm curious, now.