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  1. Unca Walt

    Unca Walt Midas Member Midas Member

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    happened to walk past our breakfast nook window, and a skinny redhead was peeking in at me.

    In the background, the Peacock Fambly was most ricky-tick rustling their feathers huffily. (yellow pointer) :s9:

    These suckers are endangered species in some states (Ohio comes to mind). They are the oldest living species of birds, having been around for over two and a half million years...

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    Just for the helluvit, I gently opened our slidy-glass door to our porch. I've got a tub of corn out there. The sandhill cranes were very wary, and started to run away. I quickly spread about a coffee can of corn out.

    ZINNNNGGGGG!!

    Big long-leggedy beauties came RUNNING back, all wariness forgotten. The just went home on my corn. So I went and got my camera, and opened the screen door... walked right up to them.

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    In no more than two minutes, the corn was gone. Meanwhile, my peacocks are still feeling huffy in the background. :cheerful:
     
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    Wish we had birds like them in around our area.

    On a side note, very well narrated thread.
     
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    Unca Walt Midas Member Midas Member

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    Day-um! Thanks... but you realize you just stepped on my Author-Triggering-Device!

    I've got three novels out there in hardcover, and also on Kindle and NOOK. Kindle price for one of my novels is a whopping 99cents :thumbs_up:

    Just click here: http://www.amazon.com/kindle-store/dp/B004E10YOI for this:

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    And here's: http://www.amazon.com/Cadet-Adventu...d=1370636953&sr=1-2&keywords=walt+c.+snedeker

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    Lastly, http://www.amazon.com/Faerie-Diamon...d=1370636953&sr=1-4&keywords=walt+c.+snedeker

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    I have until next week to bail my sister out of a Turkish brothel. I need another 99 cents, but I only get 49 cents of the 99 cents for the price of the book... So we need two books sold.

    My sister is a 77-year old virgin with many grandchildren.
     
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    smooth Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Nice looking yard Walt. I'll trade yea a bushel of squirrels, opossums, and racoons each, for a couple of peacocks. I'll even throw in a few moles to sweeten the deal.
     
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    They are amazing birds.....

    My wife and I saw hundreds of them migrating over Denali last week. What stands out most is the unusual noise they make in flight.... Awesome to watch as they work the currents, circle and regroup over head....

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    Unca Walt Midas Member Midas Member

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    YOWZA. Gots no moles, but sure gots all those others. Including foxies and otters. Shot two piggies with my crossbow, too. :thumbs_up:

    I put a creaky little .gif together a while back. I had put my game camera on a stepladder facing the house. You can see the raccoon doing his dance, but at one point a second raccoon bumped the ladder so the camera jolted.

    Lemme see if I can make this work...

    damn.

    I suck at this. Well, we gots semi-tame bunnies, too: That is the same feeder right outside:

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    Walt and I done a little tradin through the mail a few weeks back. I got me a signed and inscribed copy of Bat and Balloon War.
    Now...Im not much of a reader outside of Gim but I'm glad me and UW made this trade. Walt...I dig your style man and i'm lovin the book.
    :thumbs_up:
     
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    nickndfl Midas Member Site Supporter Midas Member

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    Dude, are you kidding about the Sandhills? We have them all over the Treasure Coast right up the road from South Florida. They are endangered, but a freakin' nuisance. They wake me up at 7am on the weekend.
    [video=facebook;4509661298390]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4509661298390&l=8907801661075806429[/video]

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4509661298390&l=8907801661075806429
     
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    Sandhill cranes endangered? I thought it was whooping cranes? When we lived in Texas, my Dad and me hunted cranes around Muleshoe. Smart birds.
     
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    Yes, endangered and protected, otherwise I would use them for target practice. They are as bad as peacocks at making noise. And the other little hole diggers in the video are a pain too.
     
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    Why, thankee kindly stonedy.:bowdown::party30:

    For a tad of veracity, here is the Oyster Reach from "The Bat and Balloon War -- An Alternate History of WWII" , where Himself hoisted several in revered memory of my personal hero, Douglas Bader who frequented the joint:

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    And here is Dogsbody hisself: [​IMG]

    Since blood could not pool in his tin legs, he could pull G's more than anyone else. He was never shot down, but he did collide with a Bf109.

    Wound up in a hospital. Escaped. Got sent to Colditz. Escaped. The Germans were totally flustered with him, 'cause they couldn't very well take his legs from him to stop him from getting away.

    If you can find the book, "Reach For The Sky", he'll prolly become your hero, too. Amazing man.
     
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    Squirrels are my bane.

    See that uppity bush directly behind the hanging feeder?

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    That is my macadamia nut tree. Sumbitch produces about 500 or so per year. I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN ONE. Fargin squirrels.

    And I have a mini-peach tree. Produces a hunnert or more tweeny-weeny nickel-sized peaches each year. We have gotten THREE.

    Jeez.

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