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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #150 on: June 07, 2013, 11:23:33 AM »
Last year when I was in Nepal my buddies and I visited a the largest Hindu temple complexes in Kathmandu, the place was over run by these nasty little monkeys...



They look cute enough but they are VICIOUS!



If you get too close to them they will hiss and even attack!



There was one that befriended my Buddy Bryan...   ;)



Lol, this is a Sadu (a Hindu holy man) dressed up as a Hindu monkey god.   :rofl:

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #151 on: June 07, 2013, 12:18:53 PM »
Nice photos!   I never seem to have a camera on me when the animals are posing.  :S   Is the deer in a shed or something?  Its fur looks different...

 I was going to ask the powers that be if they'd put in a wildlife/ wildplant forum area.   Hubby came across a critter in the driveway yesterday and I wanted to ask about it.    But I didnt know where to post it. 

WW.

That would be awesome. As an avid nature photographer, I love to see shots of creatures in their wild environments.

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« Reply #152 on: June 07, 2013, 12:36:39 PM »
Nice photos!   I never seem to have a camera on me when the animals are posing.  :S   Is the deer in a shed or something?  Its fur looks different...

 I was going to ask the powers that be if they'd put in a wildlife/ wildplant forum area.   Hubby came across a critter in the driveway yesterday and I wanted to ask about it.    But I didnt know where to post it. 

WW.

That would be awesome. As an avid nature photographer, I love to see shots of creatures in their wild environments.

Well, WW's post was from a year ago. This here's the place for photos, questions, stories, whatever.....
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #153 on: June 07, 2013, 12:38:15 PM »
Monkeys are nasty critters. They seem to reflect just about every negative human trait. Hahahaha!
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #154 on: June 07, 2013, 12:40:57 PM »
Monkeys are nasty critters. They seem to reflect just about every negative human trait. Hahahaha!

Yeah I hear ya, luckily there was no poop flung at us!   :P

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« Reply #155 on: June 07, 2013, 01:32:38 PM »
Monkeys are nasty critters. They seem to reflect just about every negative human trait. Hahahaha!

Yeah I hear ya, luckily there was no poop flung at us!   :P

My S.E.A. monkey story goes like this:

One of the guys in our hootch got a young Reeses (sp?) monkey for a pet. It was noisy, dirty, and generally obnoxious. It was a good match.  :P
One day it was sitting on his shoulder while he was talking to two other guys. Suddenly it decided it didn't like one of the guys, and jumped straight at his face, all fangs, nails and screams. The guy who was attacked grabbed it by the tail, peeled it off his chest, and proceeded to mop the ground with it until it was pretty much a pulp of hair hanging by a tail.
It all happened so fast, the monkey's owner was still standing there in disbelief. So ended his career as a monkey keeper.
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #156 on: June 07, 2013, 03:39:52 PM »
I think I can dig something up...



can't tke credit for an "in the wild" shot, this was at the MN Zoo.
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #157 on: June 07, 2013, 05:05:35 PM »
Nice pic, AL! Don't worry...it's not about North American Safaris, it's about the animals.
But sorry, puppies and parakeets don't count.  ;D
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #158 on: June 07, 2013, 08:00:10 PM »
Yellowstone a couple years ago...






Although it looks like it, I wasn't busted yet, they couldn't see me, they were looking at my buddy taking the photo...



If you watch to the end and notice the wind direction, almost got between a grizzly and her cub...


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« Reply #159 on: June 07, 2013, 08:21:09 PM »
Nice pics Abo... Thanks 8)
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« Reply #161 on: June 08, 2013, 04:35:55 AM »
Hmm, most memorable wildlife encounter would be about this time last year. My wife and I were walking a trail just up the coast from me (just behind Noosa for anybody who knows my part of the world). I was in the lead. We turned around and I was no longer in the lead. She suddenly yelped, having glanced down and was about to put her foot on a large snake so skipped a bit and stepped over it. This was no good at all because it was now between us and I knew what it was.

Wanting it to feel less threatened I told her not to worry, it's just a tree snake and to just keep walking which, thankfully, she did. Still unhappy that it was between us I did this big spinning leap thing, keeping all parts of myself as high as possible (glad for years of tae-kwan-do practice) and landed on the trail facing the snake with my best girl protected for now.

The snake wasn't happy at all. It faced me full on, raised to strike as I backed slowly away, well a bit more quickly than slowly but not fast enough for what I wanted to back away. It decided the threat had passed and was no longer threatening so it turned away and shuffled off into the undergrowth.

When we got back to our cabin she said "that wasn't any tree snake". Correct, it was a coastal taipan and I actually thought we were in big trouble.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastal_taipan
Although they are deadly venomous, they aren't as aggressive as some other snakes and won't really chase you to attack unless they really feel the need to defend themselves. Now, if she had actually stepped on it, we'd probably both be dead. Memorable!

Oh yeah, I forgot to take a photo :-)

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #162 on: June 08, 2013, 07:55:47 AM »
HOLY COW, Peter.......100% mortality rate from an untreated coastal taipan bite?   That's nothing to be fiddlin' with! :P
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #163 on: June 08, 2013, 06:18:59 PM »
...just steps away from my front door; Northern Water Snake





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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #164 on: June 08, 2013, 06:52:18 PM »
Dang Yankee, that thing is almost completely hidden...   :shocked: 

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #165 on: June 08, 2013, 07:09:05 PM »
Garden Snake on steroids!

I had the crap scared out of my by a bull snake in Nebraska I thought was a massasauga for a split second when it showed up between my feet!
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #167 on: June 08, 2013, 09:00:54 PM »
Dang Yankee, that thing is almost completely hidden...   :shocked:

Yeah. I was looking for flint or chert and thought I came across a damn Copperhead! LOL
I froze right there in place. Then, I noticed it's head shape and realized it wasn't one.
Had to do a grip of research, but a buddy of mine came through with the right species.
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« Reply #168 on: June 09, 2013, 01:25:46 AM »
HOLY COW, Peter.......100% mortality rate from an untreated coastal taipan bite?   That's nothing to be fiddlin' with! :P
Yep, 100%. We were extremely lucky. :-)

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #169 on: June 10, 2013, 05:01:28 PM »
I've been putting off making a bat house for about 6 years, mainly because I've seen very few bats in the neighborhood.
Well, this little guy came to visit today, perching right above my chair on the patio. I guess he was dropping a hint, or something.


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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #170 on: June 10, 2013, 05:18:18 PM »
If he was right above your head it's a good thing that a hint was all he was dropping. ;)

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #171 on: June 10, 2013, 05:19:57 PM »
Make that bat house quickly before they take up residence in your attic!   We had them in out first little house and tried EVERYTHING to get them out. We worked at getting all the tiny little places stopped up so they couldn't get back in, but were never successful. >:(.    The house has been through 4 separate owners, a complete remodel, new roof and siding and from what I hear, the beady-eyed little SOBs are still haunting it. ???    The good side is.....they have very few mosquitoes! 8)
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #173 on: June 10, 2013, 05:55:01 PM »
No pics this time, but my latest sightings were a rabbit on the side of the road and a turtle crossing the road.
My wife saw a fox just steps from our rear deck.
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #174 on: June 10, 2013, 07:43:55 PM »
Make that bat house quickly before they take up residence in your attic!   We had them in out first little house and tried EVERYTHING to get them out. We worked at getting all the tiny little places stopped up so they couldn't get back in, but were never successful. >:(.    The house has been through 4 separate owners, a complete remodel, new roof and siding and from what I hear, the beady-eyed little SOBs are still haunting it. ???    The good side is.....they have very few mosquitoes! 8)

Ditto on that!  One of my good friends had to foreclose on their house because it was infested with the winged vermin.  Bats are protected here in WI so they couldn't exterminate them and since they were in their breeding season they couldn't even use the "trap door" method to get rid of them either.  Subsequently they took a big hit on the house and are now renting...   :(   

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« Reply #175 on: June 11, 2013, 12:27:08 AM »
Make that bat house quickly before they take up residence in your attic!   We had them in out first little house and tried EVERYTHING to get them out. We worked at getting all the tiny little places stopped up so they couldn't get back in, but were never successful. >:(.    The house has been through 4 separate owners, a complete remodel, new roof and siding and from what I hear, the beady-eyed little SOBs are still haunting it. ???    The good side is.....they have very few mosquitoes! 8)

Ditto on that!  One of my good friends had to foreclose on their house because it was infested with the winged vermin.  Bats are protected here in WI so they couldn't exterminate them and since they were in their breeding season they couldn't even use the "trap door" method to get rid of them either.  Subsequently they took a big hit on the house and are now renting...   :(

Believe me...
Protected or not, I would have exterminated the little bastards!

I do like bats though. I use to mess with them growing up when we would go caving.
We also liked to throw rocks up in the air while they were hunting at night out in the country where I grew up. 
Stupid things would dive bomb the rocks... And yes we knew why, but it still was funny nonetheless. ;)
I might have to do that when I go back to 'Bama this summer 8)
They're everywhere down there.
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #176 on: June 11, 2013, 09:15:02 AM »
We went to a lakeside BBQ a few years back at a fellow's cabin. It was log construction, with high vaulted ceilings. There were a half dozen bats snoozing in the rafters right in the living room!  Bats as insect control is cool. Bat guano in your living room is NOT.
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #177 on: June 11, 2013, 10:24:05 AM »
We went to a lakeside BBQ a few years back at a fellow's cabin. It was log construction, with high vaulted ceilings. There were a half dozen bats snoozing in the rafters right in the living room!  Bats as insect control is cool. Bat guano in your living room is NOT.

Bat guano is no bueno you can contract histoplasmosis (also known as "Cave disease," "Darling's disease," "Ohio valley disease," "Reticuloendothelios is," "Spelunker's Lung" and Caver's disease)... 

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« Reply #179 on: June 12, 2013, 11:07:23 AM »
Crashdive, those are some really cool pics you've been posting!

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« Reply #180 on: June 12, 2013, 11:33:31 AM »
Crashdive, those are some really cool pics you've been posting!

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #181 on: June 12, 2013, 11:34:28 AM »
Crashdive, those are some really cool pics you've been posting!
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« Reply #183 on: June 12, 2013, 03:19:01 PM »
Colorful bugger! Almost looks like a painting!
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« Reply #185 on: June 15, 2013, 09:37:51 AM »
Not the greatest photo, but interesting documentation.
Two pair of peacocks escaped from their "home" and went wild near my buddy's place in the foothills. He says they're worse than a chicken rooster with their 5 am wake up calls!
They wintered over last winter and seem to be doing fine this spring. Unknown if they are going to start breeding this year.



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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #186 on: June 15, 2013, 09:46:20 AM »
Those and Guinea fowl have some pretty strange and annoying 'voices', IMO! >:(.    It's been said that it even keeps rats away from your place......wouldn't surprise me. :P

Nice photo, Ol' P! :)
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« Reply #187 on: June 15, 2013, 10:25:12 AM »
Those and Guinea fowl have some pretty strange and annoying 'voices', IMO! >:( .    It's been said that it even keeps rats away from your place......wouldn't surprise me. :P

Nice photo, Ol' P! :)
A male peacock with a mate is better than a pit bull for keeping stray critters away.  :shocked:
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« Reply #189 on: June 16, 2013, 07:45:14 PM »
Nice^2!!!
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« Reply #190 on: June 16, 2013, 07:48:08 PM »
Those and Guinea fowl have some pretty strange and annoying 'voices', IMO! >:(.    It's been said that it even keeps rats away from your place......wouldn't surprise me. :P

Nice photo, Ol' P! :)

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« Reply #194 on: June 19, 2013, 04:00:32 PM »
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« Reply #195 on: June 19, 2013, 04:58:03 PM »
Brown thrasher on her nest:



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« Reply #198 on: June 20, 2013, 06:52:05 PM »
So CD, when are you going to publish your coffee table book on local fauna?  ;D
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« Reply #199 on: June 21, 2013, 06:56:31 PM »
So CD, when are you going to publish your coffee table book on local fauna?  ;D

Oh, I just enjoy being outdoors and taking pictures.