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Old 09-24-2014, 11:48 AM   #151
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This is what I mean. We call them cat o' nine tails. When you see them waving in the wind, you would understand. But they make a mess when they start to fall apart and dry out. So you spray them with hairspray to prevent that. Get a whole huge bunch of them and put them in a really large jar in the corner and they make quite a statement.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:52 AM   #152
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taxy, down here in the lower 48 the bullrush is also called cat tails. I'm guessing that's what Addie meant - unless she's into kinky stuff.


When we lived in OH, our county was along a flyway for Canada geese (yup, that's the proper name for them). I was driving along, minding my own business, when I noticed a huge "V" formation flying overhead. Then I heard their "business" hitting my car! It was cold out, I HAD a cold, and here I am at one of those feed-a-quarter-wash-your-car-yourself places hosing bird doo off my car before the acid could ruin the paint.
One of the electric service offices are located along Malden River. They had to put up a chain link fence between them and the river due to the Canada Geese. They were making a mess every day that was so bad you couldn't get into the building. Sometimes they would even attack you wanting to be fed. Real nasty birds. Almost as bad as sea gulls.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:14 PM   #153
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We have Canadian Geese by the thousands here on there way south and north. Coming and going. A good long blast of your horn and they leave a mess all over the road before they take off.

You wouldn't think it, but we have a lot of waterways for migrating birds.
We have lots of "resident" Canadian geese, they stay year round, they must have liked the weather here! My part of town has lots of them, they bring whole busy streets to a stop as they leisurely stroll across the street.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:27 PM   #154
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We have lots of "resident" Canadian geese, they stay year round, they must have liked the weather here! My part of town has lots of them, they bring whole busy streets to a stop as they leisurely stroll across the street.

They must have their green cards or visas!

One of our parks has bunches of geese, Canada and others. They just take their time crossing the road.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:20 AM   #155
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We have a wetlands area near here where I like to walk. Three little linked ponds with resident Canada Geese, they are used to me now, but it was a bit scary at first. Now I can stop, watch the babies and talk to them without upsetting Mom and dad.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:49 AM   #156
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There is a pond at the end of my street, oh the babies are so darned cute!

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Old 09-26-2014, 12:14 AM   #157
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Always see the babies all over the place. Since it's fall they have all grown up and getting ready for winter.

I'm going to have to pay attention to when the rut starts, don't want to run into any white tail bucks on my morning walks.
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:42 PM   #158
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Just read this on the local police log:

Animal Hazard. US395 JSO. Burro walking very close to roadside. Police en route.

Gotta love a small town.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:32 AM   #159
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this just in: burro shot dead by police on street as it approached a dunkin donuts.

reports indicate the burro lunged at officers. details to follow.
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It could get ugly if the burro heads into Dunkin Donuts. That cop territory.
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