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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,662
    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 M
    Tony M Posts: 9,907
    edited March 2020
    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.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,191
    edited March 2020
    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! ;)

  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,355
    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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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,662
    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

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

  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,817
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Unfortunately, it is summer in Australia, and it doesn’t seem to have affected the virus.

    Or Africa.
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    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,191
    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.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,885
    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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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,355
    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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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,885
    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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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,662
    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

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

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,191
    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.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,561
    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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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,191
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    Looks like something I'd do... :#
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,435
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,191
    Happy Meter...

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    is happy.

    :)
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,447
    Cool picture Doc.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    Looks like a Revox A77 MK I way back there, probably used for recording off of the mixing board. Or taped special effects?
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,191
    edited April 2020
    Thanks!

    Yeah, better (bigger) than any I could find of the actual back cover image -- plus it has the band in it :) The actual back cover photo has -- and rightly so -- the band's roadies in the picture :)

    The photo was styled after the popular photos of military aircraft with their arrays of weaponry/ammunition -- or so I read on the internet.

    This kind of thing.


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    Best thing about the b&w photo -- my attention was drawn to that ReVox A77 tape deck, dead centre! ;)

    https://steemit.com/art/@mandibil/hipgnosis-album-covers-ummagumma-by-pink-floyd-1969

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    15256338064_3bf36bba8f_b.jpgReVox WHRB Dead aircheck by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    @KennethSwauger -- you beat me to it! :)

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,191
    edited April 2020
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    PS -- looks like maybe some sort of hifi (as opposed to MI) amp underneath the ReVox(???).


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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    I was thinking a Shure microphone mixer, maybe?
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,191
    I was thinking a Shure microphone mixer, maybe?

    I don't recall seeing one with five knobs on the front -- but, that said, I am loath not to trust your judgment! ;)

    Heh, went to google images and found this :p

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