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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-12-10 1:40 pm   Permalink

Extrapolating from the 1.5 x 3.5 inch board he's sitting on, I would estimate his body length to be 37.5 inches and another 33 inches for the tail. That makes almost 6 feet - HOLY CRAP That's a whole lotta "tree chicken"

 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2009-12-10 3:45 pm   Permalink

Wild iguanas in Fla.? How did that happen? I'll say about 6 ft. also.

 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-12-11 01:17 am   Permalink

6 ft. was GROG' guess as well.

Today GROG had to slow for a small 4 point buck (that's a deer) that was just starting to cross the road as GROG approached. Have seen several coyotes in the last couple of weeks, and saw three raccoons in the neighbor's tree a couple of weeks ago. Small lizards in the yard are moving slow in the chilly weather. Saw a skunk a month ago a couple of blocks down from Kirby's when GROG was leaving the Rumpus Room one night. A couple of owls were out hooting in the neighborhood last week, so only heard them.



 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2009-12-11 06:55 am   Permalink

South Florida is home to many invasive species - plant and animal. Right now I have a flock (I estimate 50+) of green parrots outside my office window. They are loud and driving me crazy!

 
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beadtiki
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From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2009-12-11 2:11 pm   Permalink

My neighbor's little mini-POS-whatever dog is inside his house and yapping his ass off - I can hear it IN MY HOUSE and it's driving ME crazy!

This summer my dog discovered a ransacked nest of very young bunnnies: 1 dead and 2 wounded. We took them to a vet that holds them for the wildlife sanctuary. I know - they're EVERYwhere, but I couldn't just leave them there in the chill to die! I mean, they didn't even have their eyes open yet! And one was SQUEAKING at me!!

Now, if it was the neighbor's dog...!
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2009-12-16 5:24 pm   Permalink

While visiting relatives recently in Oceanside I moseyed out to the backyard and heard BROPPP BROPPP BROPPP. Slowly and quietly I moved toward the sound. There was a large hollow ceramic frog about 2 ft. long. I turned the ceramic frog over to find a large hole in the bottom and there it was, a frog about the size of a grape inside. I think this guy had an excellent chance of reproducing. The hollowness gave him a much louder advantage. BRILLIANT.
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2009-12-16 10:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-12-10 15:45, Jungle Trader wrote:
Wild iguanas in Fla.? How did that happen? I'll say about 6 ft. also.


A five footer ran across the street right in front of my car during the Hukilau.
I thought it was just the rum fuckin with me.


 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2009-12-18 08:54 am   Permalink

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On 2009-12-16 22:01, Unga Bunga wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-12-10 15:45, Jungle Trader wrote:
Wild iguanas in Fla.? How did that happen? I'll say about 6 ft. also.


A five footer ran across the street right in front of my car during the Hukilau.
I thought it was just the rum fuckin with me.


Sure, just before you got in the car you had a couple shots of that new Peyote Rum by Don Juan.
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Derek Mitchell
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From: La Mesa, SoCal
Posted: 2009-12-18 10:24 pm   Permalink

I caught a opossum in my living room one night, the dog brought it in. Skunks in the yards alot.

When in Arizona, chased a pack of Javalina out of the yard on Thanksgiving while the family was around the campfire. Also went deer hunting with a bow, but only saw girls and small boys, so no shots fired.

Killed lots of Quail and a few Doves, also some Chuckar. A couple rattlers to my name.

Seen bobcats, deer, elk, squirels, wild turkeys, cootamundis(spelling?).

My father is an outdoors man, I prefer the city.


 
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talo ka
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Posted: 2009-12-19 1:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-12-10 15:45, Jungle Trader wrote:
Wild iguanas in Fla.? How did that happen? I'll say about 6 ft. also.




Quote:

On 2009-12-11 06:55, AlohaStation wrote:
South Florida is home to many invasive species - plant and animal. Right now I have a flock (I estimate 50+) of green parrots outside my office window. They are loud and driving me crazy!



soo terribly true. people buy iggys, snakes, birds and then turn them loose when they become no fun or a problem or lose them. we are having a hellaofa time with boas and pythons. also with nile monitor lizards. these 3 are meat eating hunters. our waters have been invaded also. we have the snakehead fish in fresh water and now have lion fish in the oceans. not a single one of these invaders have ANY natural predators.


 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2010-01-07 09:37 am   Permalink

Someone left the door open and the cold weather has reached into our tropical escape. The past week we have had record cold temps in SFL - as a result this is happening...

http://www.justnews.com/video/22153242/index.html

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-01-07 10:56 am   Permalink

That video would almost be funny if I weren't a lizard lover

The big Sandhill Cranes winter in our area. I haven't seen them yet but I heard them call a few days ago.


 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2010-02-02 10:50 am   Permalink

Sorry to say that since the cold snap the invasive lizard population has dwindled considerably!! I love all animals but the iguana problem in South FL was getting out of hand.

On the other hand - I was out on the edge of the Everglades this weekend digging some new mountain bike trails and saw something totally cool. 2 Bald Eagles getting their groove on! They would fly really high and then lock up and fall before separating and gliding off - they did this several times. It was a great show. I also dug up several snakes and saw multiple alligators. I love the great outdoors - especially since it was 80 degrees and sunny!


 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2010-02-02 5:25 pm   Permalink

I saw 3 crows arguing midair over a mouse, so the one dropped it in the middle of the highway, SMACK. Sacrificed to the road.
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2010-02-23 06:26 am   Permalink

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On 2010-02-02 10:50, AlohaStation wrote:
On the other hand - I was out on the edge of the Everglades this weekend digging some new mountain bike trails and saw something totally cool. 2 Bald Eagles getting their groove on! They would fly really high and then lock up and fall before separating and gliding off - they did this several times. It was a great show.



http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/pembroke-pines/fl-pines-eagles-20100222,0,5883410.story

Really has me wondering???? Pembroke Pines is about 30 miles from where I was.

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