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   Escaped commieny  Pondering.
   July 16 at 21:01 EST .

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   Jerico  I heard this weird caterwauling the other morning- dry early. The beagles next door were howling. I went outside with my mini maglight to see what was going on I realized something was in the tree and was communicating with another something a house or two away. So I shone my light up in the tree and suddenly this huge white/grey owl swooped down to a much lower branch. He was kind of hidden where he landed but scared the stuff out of me. I'm sure my light bothered him because he took off over the roof. His wing span was huge. It was so awesome. I never saw one so close before. Lucky me. And the beagles shut up.
   June 30 at 19:47 EST .

   5 people like this.



   Escaped commieny  Jerico, the Faith wall needs an update about Angie.
July 4 at 09:53 EST .

  10 people like this.



   MeiDei  IIRC Straitpath's SIL also had a medical issue - assuming the best for both; updates always welcomed.
July 4 at 09:58 EST .

  7 people like this.



   StormCnter  Jerico, there is a neighborhood owl who likes to perch in the big magnolia beside our driveway at night. He scares the bejeebers out of me by flying over my head when I walk out (in the dark ) to get the newspapers.
July 6 at 06:55 EST .

  9 people like this.



   StormCnter  I saw a bald eagle yesterday, perched high up in a dead tree up the road. We don't see many in this area, although they are all over Texas.
July 6 at 12:31 EST .

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   Jerico  We get a lot of eagles in the Alton Il area especially in the winter. I have never gone to see them but I always intend to. I guess that doesn't count though does it? It was awesome being so close to the owl-the wing span was gigantic. It was a great moment and yes he scared me when he launched out of the tree.
July 14 at 00:49 EST .

  6 people like this.





   MeiDei  Some cats are resourceful - hopefully the creatures for whom the object was intended are safely perched and waiting their turn when the coast is clear.
   June 20 at 10:13 EST .

   5 people like this.



   Gram77  Boy, around here that poor cat would get its head pecked pretty darned good by the mocking birds.
June 22 at 10:38 EST .

  5 people like this.



   MeiDei  There's something about this cat that grabs my attention; likin' him/her more and more.
July 7 at 16:44 EST .

  5 people like this.





   MeiDei  couldn't resist posting this one
   June 11 at 21:36 EST .

   4 people like this.



   Mike PHX  Don't show this to Storms. She hates cats.
June 12 at 00:14 EST .

  5 people like this.



   StormCnter  False! I just like dogs better.
June 12 at 16:05 EST .

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   Gram77  Awwww, I truly love both cats and dogs but I think cats are more fun. Just my thoughts. I was raised on a farm so needless to say pets were always around. You know, I always wonder about people who want no part of animals.
June 13 at 13:18 EST .

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   Nevadadad46  We have had cats and dogs always. I can not remember ever not having a dog. Right now we have just one cat, Bailey who thinks I am her husband. The cat absolutely will NOT leave me alone. Where I go, she goes.

Old Max, who is a miniature breed that looks very much like Toto in Wizard of Oz, said, and very independant, wize and totally addicted to chasing his ball.

Then there is crazy Mollie the Jack Russel mix rescue - there is no dog in the world that can look as pitiful when she is begging a piece of bologna. Very insecure from a sad and rough puppyhood, she is the sweetest of all animals.

And last is Elsie, the slick hair, very lithe chihuahua (named Elsie because she is marked like a black and white cow )a very clever, manipulative bundle of pure energy and joy. Every morning she wakes Momma with ear flapping, blanket wrestling and very delicate little nips and licks and nuzzles all designed to wake her up laughing.

Who could live a full life without these little guys fulfilling the nooks and crannies with joy.
July 4 at 08:56 EST .

  7 people like this.





   Mike PHX  No good deed goes unpunished with the animals.
I got stung helping a scorpion get outside away from the pets inside. No problem, I just have some "tingly" feeling in my hand. But he's safe. My cats would have killed him.
June 5 at 07:37 EST .

   4 people like this.



   MeiDei  Educate an East-coaster - what ecological purpose does a scorpion perform that they should be spared extinction? I would liken them to fever-bearing mosquitos, but what do I know.
June 5 at 17:09 EST .

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   Mike PHX  I'm pretty sure they eat their fair share of said mosquitoes, but I don't know either. They look pretty cool, though. Unlike a Gila monster, which can be much more deadly.
June 5 at 19:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  When my daughter was a teenager and was home alone one day, she called me at the office in a panic. She had been stung by a scorpion. I told her to find the ammonia to pour over the bite and it would be fine. Innovative girl that she was, she couldn't find the ammonia, but located Windex and the Windex worked perfectly.
June 11 at 06:53 EST .

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   StormCnter  But Mike, I will rescue spiders but my remedy for scorpions is a heavy shoe.
June 11 at 06:55 EST .

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   Seminolesecure  Our shelter cat and our formerly feral cat who arrived a year ago as an adorable scaredy cat/kitten. AKA Blob and son of blob. Real names Buddy & Freddy after an all you can eat buffet joint in FL. One of them certainly looks like a regular buffet patron. We are co-dependent...
   May 7 at 10:25 EST .

   4 people like this.




   Papasparky  Polar bears are known to be very smart . . .
   April 1 at 10:04 EST .

   5 people like this.




   StormCnter  This was our Harry, the Yellow-Crowned Night Heron who visited each summer for a few years but hasn't returned.
   March 20 at 16:57 EST .

   5 people like this.



   Gram77  Interesting bird. Where is this?
March 25 at 07:41 EST .

  7 people like this.



   StormCnter  North Central Texas, Gram. I had to call the County Agent to help me identify him.
March 25 at 09:06 EST .

  8 people like this.





   Safetydude  Why is it(almost )always when you see a pod of Pelicans in flight there is an un-even number of birds?
Check it out next the time you're at the beach.
February 16 at 20:57 EST .

   4 people like this.



   StormCnter  Only pelicans? Maybe this is a bird thing, not necessarily a pelican thing. But I'll watch for it.
March 5 at 09:29 EST .

  9 people like this.





   Safetydude  One of our local Democrats.
This guy wanders through our neighborhood a couple of times of week, looking for hand-outs...

   February 10 at 21:56 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I'll take him any day over these Sand Cranes, they holler, screech, run in front of your car,'course they are 'protected' so get help if you hit one, they are very aggressive and try to attack my fur babies in the back yard. Oh, to be able to use bird shot in Volusia. I agree, will now refer to them as lizzy warrens.
February 11 at 09:34 EST .

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   StormCnter  A couple of years ago, a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron appeared in my back yard. I had to ask my local Extension agent to help me identify him. My granddaughters named him Harry. He would show up every day, wander around the yard, occasionally picking up a bug, climb down to the top step of the swimming pool, stand there a couple of minutes and then fly away. This went on for about a month, then he disappeared, but the next year, he returned with a buddy. They're very exotic-appearing birds and we loved having him. But after two years, he never returned.
February 13 at 07:25 EST .

  7 people like this.



   Gram77  We get these visitors in our park a lot. They are a bit of a bother and for goodness sake don't feed them, they will be yours for life!
February 16 at 15:20 EST .

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   Safetydude  Right you are Gram!
Some of our 'snowbirds' feed them and months after they have gone back 'up north' these birds will gather in the carports or driveway where they were fed, still expecting a hand-out.
It's very sad to see.
February 17 at 21:49 EST .

  8 people like this.



   StormCnter  We never fed Harry. He seemed perfectly happy picking around the grass for bugs and things.
March 20 at 16:54 EST .

  6 people like this.





   Grahamcracker  My husband ordered a leash from chewy.com for our kitty. He ordered a size small, but she needs a medium. He called the company for instructions on returning the item. He was told to keep it and donate it to a shelter. They then replaced the item and there was no shipping charge. Just want to let people know that Chewy is a great company! BTW, we did give the leash to the Almost Home Foundation, a wonderful rescue group in northern Illinois.
February 9 at 10:19 EST .

   5 people like this.


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