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DanaC 06-19-2014 03:02 AM


Originally Posted by Sundae (Post 902168)
* no, really.
Nuts, seeds and dried fruit. RSPCA approved.
If I'm going to have to scatter it, it may as well be the right stuff.

Yet you'll give bread to the birds ! :p

Sundae 06-19-2014 03:57 AM

No! Funny you should say that.
I bought duck food after reading how well-meaning people like me feed bread that fills their bellies with empty calories and can lead to vitamin deficiency.

And unlike the warped ducks in Valentines Park (Ilford) who didn't know what was good for them, Otley ducks, swans, pigeons and seagulls fight for the pellets the same way they do for the unhealthy bread. As long as it's thrown in a nice high arc so they can see it, and lands with a splash in the water, they will come...

I got the two types of food on a deal from the local petshop (because I bought them together)

Less bread for me these days, and no bread for birdies.
Expect bakers to go bankrupt.

xoxoxoBruce 06-23-2014 10:28 AM

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xoxoxoBruce 06-23-2014 10:30 AM

Slowed motion of a Hummingbird Moth

xoxoxoBruce 06-23-2014 10:59 AM

Brown Bear.

orthodoc 06-23-2014 10:26 PM

I like the yawn, and the slow deliberation before deciding to collapse into a sit.

xoxoxoBruce 06-24-2014 12:18 AM

Yeah, because he can do any damn thing he wants. :haha:
He's faced huge bears, wolves, and tap-dancing Moose in the wild, those puny humans are no threat.

footfootfoot 07-02-2014 06:19 PM

I shot the latest intruder, Monax marmota, the other day. Brazen bastard made a nest/hole right in the middle of my garden. I was too lazy/depressed to deal with it right away, certainly didn't bother skinning it. A couple of days of resting in the sun and heat and it was time to stuff it back into its hole. Pretty stinky. I dragooned the kids to help fill it in since I am off shovel duty for a few more months while my shoulder recuperates. Even shooting with the rifle on a rest was a bit much. Anyway, after a bit of inspired whining and claims of enslavement and imminent death by heat stroke they got the hole filled in and raked. I collapsed as much as I could with my feeeeeeeeeeet and then I wondered if maybe I could collapse the entire gallery...

Suppose I was to snake a hose into the tunnel and then filled the tunnel with a lot of propane and maybe a bit of O2 as well, and then detonated it from a presumably safe location (HA woodchuck roulette!) by means of a wire fed into the hloe along with the hose. Maybe that would make enough of a bang to collapse the whole gallery. Proapne is lighter than air and thus sinks.

Is this maybe the most brilliant idea you've heard from me? Maybe I can time it with the 4th of July festivities.

Could I make a convincing case for "I had no idea that would happen." if things go south?

glatt 07-02-2014 09:13 PM

Depends on if they search your internet history. It would make a good story though.

Gravdigr 07-02-2014 11:19 PM


Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 903585)
Proapne is lighter than air and thus sinks.


nowhereman 07-03-2014 07:36 AM

As long as the gallery doesn't extend under your house :eek:

Griff 07-03-2014 08:16 AM

We had a chicken massacre here in which we lost all layers to the foxes. Benny was doing his best when out and about but when he's inside he can't enforce the rule of law. The plan was to lock up the chickens as soon as we saw predation but teh fox was too efficient. I made a long covered run for the turkeys because I know they're dumb but the chickens lack of wit around predators surprised me.

BigV 07-03-2014 11:53 AM

Chlorine. Sinks because it's heavier than air.

footfootfoot 07-03-2014 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 903596)

The other lighter than air. I meant that other thing than air.

footfootfoot 07-03-2014 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by BigV (Post 903638)
Chlorine. Sinks because it's heavier than air.

No recipe for how much turpentine to add to make it explosive. I suppose I'll have to do the stoichiometry myself, then?

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