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    Where the wild things are...!

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Wreybies, Jun 17, 2008.

    As I was taking the garbage down to the dumpster today, this is what greeted me:

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    I do not know enough about them to say if they are indigenous to Puerto Rico, but they are everywhere in the center of the island. They can grow to be seven feet long (including the tail.) The one I encountered today was about five-ish.

    They are MEAN!

    The one at the dumpster tried to whip me with its tail. There are usually several of them that scatter upon approach, but today there was just one big one and he was not about to punk out. He puffed up and brought his tail to bear on me.

    Any crazy wildlife where you live?
     
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    When we moved into our apartment we had a scorpion infestation. It was DISGUSTING. And scary...I was so afraid to go to sleep at night thinking that they'd be crawling all over me. *shudders* Thankfully we've gotten rid of that problem.
     
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    We get black bears very often in the summertime looking for water. We had a mountain lion attack a 5 yr old about a month ago. Coyotes and wolves are around too.
     
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    It's not wildlife, but my baby goats are annoying as all get out. They want to get into everything! :p
    But that iguana looks kinda cute, but if they act the way you say they do, then I definitely don't want to run into one!
     
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    We had brown bears in Florida, but they are much smaller and are becoming quite rare.
     
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    We get moose wandering around the cities on occasion, particularly in the northern part of the state.

    They aren't terribly aggressive, but they are BIG. People have died from colliding with moose while driving.

    We also have raccoons. They ARE aggressive, and many of them are rabies carriers. Particulary, if you see one in the daytime, they are bad news!
     
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    What is the proper plural of moose? Is it meese??? HA!
     
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    Wreybies? What's wrong with wreybies? Huh, huh? :p
     
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    Hmmm...big ass squirels here in the Cape, and I have seen a few chipmunks...I must say, I've never seen them before...hmmm.
     
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    big ass squirrels? Interesting visual :)

    Kent State University in Kent, Ohio has black squirrels on campus, and very few of them once you get any distance from the campus.

    I like chipmunks. They are hilarious to watch, especially when they are stuffing seeds into their mouth pouch. We nicknamed one at my mother's house Satchmo. :)

    She also has Great Blue Herons around her place from time to time. Soaring above the trees, they resemble pterodactyls.

    Oh, and the plural of moose is moose, just like the plural of deer is deer.

    Plurals are fun. The plural of mouse is mice, so clearly the plural of spouse is spice.
     
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    But you see, the plural of goose is geese, so why wouldn't moose be meese? I don't get it!!!
     
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    LOL! I am sorry Cog. I couldn't think of another way to describe them...they are "Huge" up here. I keep trying to get apicture of this one so I can post it here for everyone to see...I mean this thing is enormous...:eek::p

    The Chipmunks are the best thing I have seen in a long time....I just enjoy their energy...too cute!
     
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    I know. The plural of mouse is mice, and the plural of louse is lice, but the plural of house isn't hice. What gives?
     
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    Yes, the grey squirrels common in New England and New York are about twice the sixze of red squirrels, or the black squirrels I mentioned from KSU. Plus they do tend to be a bit wider in the tush, so "big ass squirrels" is actually a pretty good description. :)
     
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    In my home town we have coyotes that would attack dogs and cats. Foxes that ate donuts and where hand fed by idiots. Wolves that also attacked dogs. Black bears that like to wander around town looking for a snack. Skunks, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, partridge (a type of tasty bird), lynx (very rare) and garter snakes.

    In my current home I have a rat and a cockroach. I keep my house fairly clean and the dirty dishes are not reachable by things that don't fly, so I have been lucky and haven't been infested. Can't say the same for my neighbours.

    I miss my Northern Ontario animals.
     
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    I must say, I learned something new...I had no idea there were so many varieties of Squirrels.

    Cog...no joking, you have to be one of the most educated men I have met. This is true...:)
     
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    We have the coyotes around my area too, and they are increasingly becoming a problem. They have become a hazard to small children and to pets. As their habitat is encroached upon by development, they are getting bolder and more desperate.

    My neighbor's cat disappeared a couple years ago, and we are pretty sure coyotes were to blame.

    We also have a problem with skunks. The space between my house and the the one next door is a natural route between a couple of wooded areas, so there is often a funky stench in the air on hot summer nights. It doesn't help that my neighbor's dog keeps trying to "get even" with them.

    EDIT: Chimmy, I'm just a country boy who likes to watch what's going on around him. I know about KSU's squirrels because one of my school buddies used to teach there, and I visited quite a few times.
     
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    OH MY GOD!!!

    It's a floating logo and copyright citation!
     
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    Hahahahaha :D
     
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    :confused: 'Splain me, Lucy!
     
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    Pssst - upper left and lower right of the picture :)
     
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    Lol. I was refering to the "Arkive" logo in the top left corner, and the copyright in the bottom right, in an attempt to be humorous.
     
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    Oh.......

    Who said Shortbus Yellow wasn't my color? :D

    Sillies! :p


    Edit~ I thought I was being repreimanded for infringement of copyright. (Or is it copywrite?)
     
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    We had a coyote wander into our yard once... That's about it.

    Although the nearby city did get a visit from a bear. No idea where the thing came from, but it hung out around the elementary school for half an hour or so. And if you're wondering, it did evade capture and hasn't shown up since.
     
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    The most I've ever had is foxes :( It seems boring in comparison to coyotes and strange lizardy thingies.
     

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