life's little aggravations

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Di Wundrin wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 1:51 am Oh yeah, that stuff happens here all the time. :roll: Right Arty?

Should be dropping a few in Canberra. :twisted: 8-)
I like how she's smiling and giving the thumbs up. That's the Aussie vibe right there.

"Yeah, after the tussle with them critters, went in and had a cold one..."
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Yeah, we have snakes and eagles and spiders, but you know what we don't have? Frickin' bears.
If you're not on edge, you're taking up too much space.
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arthwollipot wrote: Mon Aug 21, 2023 12:06 am Yeah, we have snakes and eagles and spiders, but you know what we don't have? Frickin' bears.
Saw one at work on two different days last week.
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Outstanding!

Bears might be dangerous, but they're fucking cool. And unlike koalas, don't own chlamydia.
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That's one funny-looking bird.
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Steve Novella, from the Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast, has described how he has had bear visitors to his deck more frequently recently than ever before. He aggravates the situation by having bird feeders, because he is a bird guy. He called his local parks and conversation department (whatever it's called in Connecticut) and they said basically yeah, when a bear moves in there's nothing you can do. You're in bear territory now.
If you're not on edge, you're taking up too much space.
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This is very true, but there is an additional factor - that bears can be driven from their regular areas by development, basically removing their food sources, so they go looking elsewhere. Suburbs are a good place for bears to find food, so that's where they go.
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