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Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 22, 2015, 10:36 pm

Damn! And now I’ve completely forgotten what we were arguing about.

Ah well, must not have been important.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: June 22, 2015, 10:57 pm

We put seeds out in the backyard near the tree line for the birds, squirrels, chipmunks, etc. I was out on the back porch watching them this afternoon when out of nowhere leaps a fox and snatches one of the squirrels and bolts back into the trees…poor squirrely.

Comment from Stark Dickflüßiᵹ
Time: June 23, 2015, 12:04 am

It’s a colour-reversed St. Andrew’s cross with stars & a spurious red field. Double-ewe-Tea-Eff?!


Comment from mojo
Time: June 23, 2015, 12:10 am

I’m having comments deleted in unexpected places. The word is out. No talkee-talkee about you-know-whattee.

Orwell was unimaginative.

Comment from Stark Dickflüßiᵹ
Time: June 23, 2015, 1:07 am


Well, there goes my MLM spam comment idea. Shit.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: June 23, 2015, 2:07 am

Fox gotta eat too, and probably has a family.

Ex girlfriend liked to feed birds. We were lucky to see a hawk snatch a finch off the feeder once. Gave new meaning to the term ‘feeding station’. It also explained why the finches were so nervous all the time.

I have wolves in the back yard now, so no deer anymore.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 23, 2015, 2:32 am

As for rodents and birds, this morning I saw a squabble between a squirrel and an ibis. No one was injured, much less eaten, but the ibis flew away royally pissed at that highly territorial fuzzy-tailed rat!

I miss the days when you could derail any conversation by exclaiming, “Hey! There’s Elvis!”

Comment from Tom
Time: June 23, 2015, 8:38 am

As long as we’re discussing the Wild Kingdom (I miss ole Marlin Perkins) I saw two hooded crows pecking heck out of a lone raven the other morning and it cheered me right up.

That may sound strange but I was on my way into work, it was already looking to be a bad day, but I was able to think, “Hey, at least I’m not getting pecked to death by crows!”.

I’ll get me coat.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 23, 2015, 11:42 am

Old Blind Dogs performing “The Twa Corbies”

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 23, 2015, 2:16 pm

Linda and I were walking in the park one wintry day (which here means maybe 45 F. if you’re lucky), when we saw a hawk on the ground off to the side of the path. We slowed down, wondering if perhaps he’d been injured by a golf ball whizzing off the course on the other side of the hollow.

Nope. He took wing, carrying the still-squirming form of a squirrel in his claws, and flapped away to have lunch.

Comment from Davem123
Time: June 23, 2015, 3:16 pm

A few years ago I was pulling up to my driveway when a hawk came swooping out of nowhere and snatched a squirrel out of my yard about 20 feet away. Very smoothly done, nobody saw it coming. It was a good opportunity to point out to my kids that hawk babies need to eat, too.

Notice, by the way that we’re all telling squirrel stories now instead of discussing what should not be discussed.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: June 23, 2015, 3:56 pm

Fox gotta eat too, and probably has a family.

Yeah, but it feels like we’re complicit, setting up the poor squirrely by luring him with seeds.

We’ve had lots of hawks come swooping in for our birds too…that was why we put the seeds so close to the treeline, to give them some cover.

We have a couple of turkey vultures circling around sometimes…very impressive looking birds…huge!…looks like something out of Lord of the Rings.

Comment from mojo
Time: June 23, 2015, 5:57 pm

Ace’s place is in a stealth-editing frenzy. Somebody worried about something?

Comment from Oceania
Time: June 25, 2015, 7:24 am

Hmmmm I think it is time to Liberate the Southern States from the Indonesian in the White House!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: June 26, 2015, 1:51 am

Davem123: It was a good opportunity to point out to my kids that hawk babies need to eat, too.

I read the “Dr. Doolittle” books as a kid. I remember the one (and only one) time in all the books when Dr. D. had to address the fact that some animals kill and eat other animals. He was talking to some dogs about foxes.

It was very uncomfortable.

Comment from The Mad Soprano
Time: July 8, 2015, 2:16 pm

I can hear the dogs from “Up” –SQUIRREL!!!

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