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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,280
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Think about this. Now that we have shut the world down because of a single strain of virus. What's stopping us from doing it again. And again. And again. And again...

    If another virus is this fast a killer too, I'll bet the same scenario will be activated to slow it down if possible.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,231
    Hawk on the Bluebird house. Looking at chipmunks below. This was taken last spring.

    Tony, I have watched many hawks in my backyard and in the country, and I have never seen one actually grab a squirrel.

    A few years ago, a "mom" with her two young birds observing tried to grab a squirrel high up in a pine tree in the backyard, and the squirrel always alluded her.

    I had two pet Peking ducks in the backyard and the largest hawk I have ever seen killed the male duck which was very large too. My cats alerted me at a window what was happening.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,062
    edited March 30
    I wish we had more chipmunk predators here -- heck,I wish we had more whistlepig predators! :p

    This guy (or lady, who knows?) got a little meta with the idea of the bird feeder. :)
    (photo from summer of 2016)

    28544280293_fa69156c6b_b.jpgDSC_5457a by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,479
    I have a gazillion chipmunks myself. Holes and tunnels everywhere. Maybe I should get some outside cats, they'll kill the little bastages won't they ?
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Speaking of wildlife. We have lived in our home for 6 years. Not once have we seen a wild turkey. My son comes running into the office all excited and says there is a turkey in the backyard.

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    Sure as heck, there was one. Sorry about the grainy pic, it was way off in the distance. Cool, regardless.

    Tom


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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,280
    edited March 30
    Cats LOVE catching moles. Our neighbor's cat would catch them and flip them into the air while playing with them. The cat would leave the dead moles for their owners on the back steps of their house as gifts. :D

    A Hawk pins a Squirrel.

    Driving down a street just around the corner from our home years ago, A BIG Redtail Hawk swooped down 60' or less in front of us and nailed a squirrel at the base of a barricade fence. One wing on the ground, the other going up the fence. The Hawk stayed in that position for a minute or more and then I had to move along. I don't remember seeing it fly away with the squirrel.
    I think that's how it went down. .

    I stopped my car and was watching this scene as my wife saw it too but she started screaming to move the car!

    I saw in my mirror no car was approaching so I stayed put and watched. My wife was FREEKING out somebody would rear-end us. Speed limit is 25mph and there was plenty of road for somebody to see I had stopped. I flash my brake lights to get people's attention once in a while to alert them to something strange.` I was ready to do the same but I didn't have too. I saw enough.

    Then a car did come around the corner behind me and me moving along sure made my wife calm down! :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,062
    edited March 30
    tonyb wrote: »
    I have a gazillion chipmunks myself. Holes and tunnels everywhere. Maybe I should get some outside cats, they'll kill the little bastages won't they ?

    as do we. :(
    I hates them little racing-stipe-decorated [email protected]$tards. :|

    I am trying an experiment this year. I chucked a coupla mothballs down every chipmunk (and woodchuck) hole I've found this spring. Mice don't like 'em (mothballs/napthalene, that is). Mice are rodents and so are chipmunks and whistlepigs, so I am hopin' the transitive property applies! ;)

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,479
    Cool, let me know if you have success. Mothballs huh....hope they won't make my yard smell like my grandparents.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    What'chu guyzes got against chipmunks? Day didn't do Nuffin'!

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,724
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Unfortunately, it is summer in Australia, and it doesn’t seem to have affected the virus.

    Or Africa.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,062
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    Solid metal particles at appropriate velocities have been known to work wonders.

    I have explored that avenue with the farking groundhogs -- but I am not a great shot and/or they're surprisingly maneuverable. ;)

    I did bludgeon one into the next world with a shovel last summer, though -- not especially proud of that, but so be it.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,421
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Unfortunately, it is summer in Australia, and it doesn’t seem to have affected the virus.

    Or Africa.

    We will have to see what happens as parts of the southern hemisphere go into flu season
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,479
    treitz3 wrote: »
    What'chu guyzes got against chipmunks? Day didn't do Nuffin'!

    Tom

    They dig tunnels under my brick pavers. Tunnel eventually collapses and pavers sink. Fill it in, reset pavers, they dig another tunnel.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,421
    tonyb wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    What'chu guyzes got against chipmunks? Day didn't do Nuffin'!

    Tom

    They dig tunnels under my brick pavers. Tunnel eventually collapses and pavers sink. Fill it in, reset pavers, they dig another tunnel.

    We call that job security
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Hmmm, I had them all around the house when I lived in Northern Virginia. We loved 'em but didn't have any pavers, admitted. I guess YMMV. I always thought they were cute little things.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,062
    They turn yards into models of Swiss cheese.

    They love loose stonework (e.g., dry stone walls -- which are legion in New England).

    I hates 'em to pieces. Little blighters.
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,231
    Cats love chipmunks tonyb.

    Tony M, I have several feral cats that I feed in an area of my garage. This morning one of the cats left a dead mole for me at the edge of the old piece of carpet where the food dishes are.

    tonyb, I see the feral cats in the early morning just waiting for the chipmunks to appear. The cats like to roll over the entrances to the tunnels.

    Mark, I grew up on 50 acres of land west of Atlanta. As a kid, I did hunt some. Once I killed my first rabbit, I gave up hunting I felt so bad.

    Tom, you sound like me, now. I have learned to live with the wildlife and try to enjoy all. I can't remember if I told you at Joe Coulson's meet, my BlueBirdMusic is derived from my love of bluebirds that I developed as a kid from my father.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,062
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    Looks like something I'd do... :#
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,062
    Happy Meter...

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    is happy.

    :)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,039
    Cool picture Doc.
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,146
    Looks like a Revox A77 MK I way back there, probably used for recording off of the mixing board. Or taped special effects?
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
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