More of Our Friends the Animals

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  1. RECcane

    RECcane Well-Known Member

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    I've got a brother that is a biologist and on top of that turkey's have interested me so I've read a few books on their characteristics and patterns. First thing is turkey's are very gifted with vision and the concept of change in their daily feeding patterns. That being said they are not the brightest of birds and the term bird brain truly fits them.

    What we are seeing here are young birds (under 12 months) that are programmed to "one" follow your neighbor and "two" notice anything that could be a predator and first avoid it and then catch a glimpse of what it's doing.

    This area will be systematically pulled off their normal traveling range and avoided. They will now make a wide circle around the vicinity and move to safer walkways....

    And oh yeah if your into turkey hunting our Florida Spring Gobbler season opened, we have several groups running around. Come and get one if your interested. I personally don't hunt turkeys but appreciate the enjoyment it brings to those that do....
     
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    That's a bunch of Jive Ralph...
     
  3. RECcane

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    https://youtu.be/BlcqSsQfK68
     
  4. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I liked this from Bobda's links..

    If the idiot turkey seance were to potentially offer the cat a tenth life, the turkeys would immediately fly or run away, said Hatfield.

    We’ve contacted other turkey experts to see if this behavior has any deeper explanation than incredible stupidity. But I honestly don’t think it’s that weird. Us humans circle dead turkeys all the time.
     
  5. Bobdawolverweasel

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    Think I'll add this country to my list of places not to visit in my life.

    http://www.wxyz.com/news/national/missing-man-found-in-the-stomach-of-20-foot-long-snake
     
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    Yuck! :shock:
     
  7. RECcane

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    Not the way I would want to leave the earth, terrible..
     
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    Unpatriotic squirrels in action:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=U6oXz5pVgso
     
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    Lol, Russian Commie squirrels at work!!! No doubt representatives of Putin...
     
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    LOL! They are clever little critters.
     
  11. Bobdawolverweasel

    Bobdawolverweasel Well-Known Member

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    Guess Killer Whales want fishermen out of the Bering Sea:


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/alaska-fishermen-chased-bering-sea-155224244.html
     
  12. RECcane

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    That's an amazing story Bobda....
     
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    Bobda, that's a whale of a story! (Boo. Hiss. :D )
     
  14. Terry O'Keefe

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    Note to self...cancel fishing trip to Bering sea!

    Very interesting story. I hope this doesn't spread.
     
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    They need to add a "moose hazard" to the PGA Tour.

    https://www.facebook.com/tony.swahn/videos/1645051328840931/
     
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    Bobdawolverweasel Well-Known Member

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    Putting a deer feeder on your land in Wisconsin will likely attract deer and maybe a bear. But in Florida, it is a whole different ballgame.

    http://www.wftv.com/news/local/monkeys-swarm-ocala-mans-property/552589371
     
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    Holy cow! Or.....Holy monkey! Their aggressiveness is downright scary. They're everywhere in the area. How do you solve the problem? I won't be visiting Ocala anytime soon.
     
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    http://www.winknews.com/2017/07/14/on-the-prowl-panthers-targeting-smaller-cats-in-collier-county/
     
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    I remember reading an article a few years ago which estimated that only 100 or so wild panthers were left in Florida. Based on this article, it seems like another Florida recount is needed.

    Damn, Ralph, just how dangerous is your occupation? The thought of running across wild pigs, pythons, gators, wild monkeys and panthers would keep Lloyd and me indoors. Plus, all of the migrating Northern snowbirds means you put your life on the line anytime you get in a car and the dangers dealing with crime that is imported into your state by those Yankee retirement communities!

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/new-drug-bust-the-villages-uncovers-possible-golf-cart-chop-shop/NPT9E8cExOuRQUz5MJLOvN/
     
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    I don't have to deal with herpes infested monkeys in my area of Florida and I'm glad for it. I can only think of one good option in that scenario and it involves shotgun shells. Interesting thing is the monkeys are descendants from when they filmed the old Tarzan movies in Silver Springs years ago, or at least that's what I've always been told.

    On top of the hogs, pythons and monkeys now roaming Florida where they shouldn't be we are starting to see nutria in our area and I read where Capybaras may be the next unwanted visitor making inroads to the State.

    http://nutriaremoval.com/history-of-florida-nutria/
    https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/capybaras-may-be-poised-be-florida%E2%80%99s-next-invasive-rodent

    I agree Bobda that the magical 100 panther number is thrown around but there are many more than that (It keeps the funding going Ive been told). Since they introduced the western cougar to breed with the Florida panther to clean up the bloodline there are people seeing them everywhere. My rancher buddies to the south of me hate the cat because they keep losing calf's. One thing it has done is reduce the hog population, we don't have but a fraction of the hogs we used to since they introduced them to the area near me.