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Old 07-09-2018, 04:02 AM
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Morning all,
When I moved into my neighbourhood in 2000, we had front street collection and no one used bins. The crows would tear open the bags and eat the garbage.
The population was out of controll and they chased all the 'nice' birds away. Sometime ago, the city mandated new automated collection bins for everyone. Since then, the crows have left and the ecosystem of birds have returned.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:20 AM
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We once stayed in a cabin whose garbage can lids had giant rocks on top to thwart raccoons. Apparently just securing the lid on the can was not enough.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Lizajane View Post
Hey Purps...I would have loved that trip. I am fascinated by cats. So beautiful, athletic, smart and ....dangerous! Amazing hunters, especially tigers!
Gilmer: thank you. I was looking for a new one and it jumped right out at me, something I would share with my students.
Badgerden...a cow that would get drunk on apples? Too funny.
Gilmer: I used to live in Simsbury, CT and black bears came into the neighborhood all the time. They sort of knew the garbage days and roamed the neighborhoods trying to figure out how to open the large usually bear proof "lunch boxes". The kids all knew to be on the lookout and we had to keep them inside on garbage days! My new town, called WILDWOOD...has it's name from the amazing woods that surround it. Down the road is a good sized state park with protected forest. So one would think people moving into this suburb would expect wild animals to coexist with them. My neighborhood network has people posting warnings about coyotes and foxes all the time. My husband and I just shake our heads. We understood sharing the black bear siting last week but how you would think it was even possible that coyotes and foxes did NOT live the woods behind your home is nuts. So I came across this to post in the network online news page! Enjoy....

thanks LJ, this is hilarious

was there another poster about bears wearing hats & neckties making off with pic-a-nic baskets?
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:52 AM
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Oh oh oh......did you guys see this????



So the bear turned up, knocked over an alcoholic drink, lapped it up, soaked in the hot tub and then fell asleep under a tree.

You probably all saw it on the news....how funny......
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by theVman31 View Post
Still no MB...?
I am officially extremely concerned.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:59 AM
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That bear was a hoot, Suze.

I hope MB is just more absorbed than she thought she’d be.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:54 AM
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Should we start an MB chant? We do that in out March class sometimes if people are missing....

Venus I love that bear video! They are too funny

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Fantastic photos Purps, Gilmer! I'm glad those Tigers get to go outside as I don't like to see them in cages.
I feel the same way....one of the guys explained the rotation saying they're like humans: the older ones are up early in the morning so they like to go outside first....the younger ones like to sleep in so they go out in the afternoon....some of them don't come back in so they get to stay out all night
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:08 AM
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Many years ago in Australia land, there was a rumour of a more ferocious breed of Koala's,, 'drop bears' (even tho technically Koala's are not bears).

These vindictive creatures, when seeing humans, would just fall on their heads......and so the legend of the drop bear was born.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:28 AM
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Phoenix, I have heard of snakes doing that, dropping out of trees, but not bears.

Note to self:-- do not walk under trees when visiting Australia, set reminder for daily notifications.

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Old 07-09-2018, 07:47 AM
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Badger, my understanding is that drop bears are like snipe.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:54 AM
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ooh,, snipes are cute! They wouldn't hurt if they fell on your head, unless they crapped,,, that would be ucky.

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Old 07-09-2018, 07:58 AM
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Alright.

But drop bears are - oh, NM.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:31 AM
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Good morning/afternoon/evening, all.

Love the conversation today.

MB is missing; oh, I don’t like that. Sending good thoughts and vibes your way, MB.

Last day of steroids, thankfully. Feeling better but extremely exhausted.

Sending love and good vibes to all.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:15 AM
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Wasn't MB starting another business trip this week?
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:59 AM
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This is a fun thread. This is somewhat related to the wildlife discussion:

Raise your hand if you've ever left the front door of your house open, passed out drunk, and then woken to the sounds of raccoons eating out of your kitchen garbage.



I have multiple times!
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:02 AM
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Hey Weekenders, hope you are all keeping up the good fight!

Surrender feels terrifying, but freeing and hopeful at the same time.

Take care everyone and be good!! xxx
Congratulations MantaLady, that feeling is freeing, to finally surrender your life as it once was, sick... and to be open to the steps that heal us. Beautiful.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:24 PM
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I missed a day or so last week and didn't read what Midnight said about another trip....so I think it is my fault anyone is concerned.....but check in woman. We love you....

And LOL PJ.....I have never heard the drop bear thing.....how did I miss that my whole life???

bim.....I grew up in Phillip Island as well as the city, and it is known for koalas and kookaburras and kangaroos, snakes and cows too....all things Australian.

When I was a kid, around 11, I used to scare the crap out of any friends who came down to the Island for a few days....koalas snort like wild pigs.....seriously....it is loud and scary.....so I used to scream: Run!!! Wild Pigs!!!

And then collapse in a pile laughing with my mum saying "Oh SUZANNE!!"
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My tenant’s parents just arrived at my house last night from Australia, and they have presented me with the ceremonial offering of Tim-Tams.
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Tim-Tams?

I had to google it. I won't spoil it for the others who might be wondering.

Venuscat, I learned another new thing about Australia. I'd have never known what a Koala sounds like. They don't sound as cute as they look, it seems.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:31 PM
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it's a bit er here tonight thankfully!

hope everyone is doing okay & got through the weekend safely

are cows typically Australian venus?
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