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03-10-2014, 04:58 PM #16
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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They're rotten little bastards for sure. In spring here deer and moose (mostly but also dogs horses etc) get tick paralysis, what I thought my dog had 3 years ago. The ticks literally paralyze the animals with the neurotoxins in their saliva. Pretty sad to see sad2.gif
03-10-2014, 04:58 PM #17
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(03-10-2014, 04:53 PM)Octo Wrote:  They're not active here during winter, but if there's one life form I wouldn't mind see eradicated from this earth it would be ticks. I hate them.

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03-10-2014, 04:59 PM #18
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(03-10-2014, 04:53 PM)Octo Wrote:  They're not active here during winter, but if there's one life form I wouldn't mind see eradicated from this earth it would be ticks. I hate them.
Notice the vast dark red area where i live where winter is like six months long...

Notice like no ticks where its usually warm all year long...

What purpose do they serve in nature?

Ticks are evil blood sucking parasites from hell...

Try looking at this dog and then telling me they're not...

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03-10-2014, 05:12 PM #19
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh dear god, that's horrendous! aaah2.gif

Ticks require a relatively wet habitat so they're not found dry climates. I agree, they're evil parasites from hell. Nasty ass creatures.
03-10-2014, 05:17 PM #20
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Good morning Octo.

I hear migrant song birds in my backyard, but I have not had time to identify them yet.

Where are the swans there, in the waters along the coast?

Our tundra swans haven't arrived yet as our lakes are still frozen over.

Quote:“We had a great year in 2013, with some birds flying through into April. The tundra swans do need water though. They’ll be here just as soon as there’s a bit that opens up on our ponds.”

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03-10-2014, 05:27 PM #21
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(03-10-2014, 05:12 PM)Octo Wrote:  Oh dear god, that's horrendous! aaah2.gif

Ticks require a relatively wet habitat so they're not found dry climates. I agree, they're evil parasites from hell. Nasty ass creatures.
While keeping in mind the tick distribution map and how it shows all around where i live literally infested with ticks, then think about how i played outside in the woods constantly year round for many years when i was a kid and never once did i find a tick on me or on my clothes or shoes...

But try walking through tall grass in a field,or near a pond,or an abandoned and over grown parking lot with brush and rocks all over the place and you'll soon be covered in ticks...

Many times i've seen these little blood sucking vampiric bastards waiting and watching perched upon the tops of grass blades with their undulating fore legs stretched out reaching around feeling for some unsuspecting victim to obliviously walk past so they can attach themselves and chew and burrow their way into its flesh and start drinking and draining its warm blood...

03-10-2014, 05:42 PM #22
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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Its 66 outside today with sunshine coffeetime.gif
03-10-2014, 05:45 PM #23
Octo Mother Superior
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Same thing here, Smolensk. Never saw a tick as a kid, now they're not only abundant, they carry several types of TBE in addition to lyme disease. sad2.gif

Good morning US. wave.gif I hope you had a wonderful weekend. The swans are everywhere on the coast and around any lake. We have a swan couple returning to our lake up at the cabin every year. Every night they fly to the other end of the lake. They're beautiful and majestic. cheers.gif
03-10-2014, 05:52 PM #24
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-10-2014, 05:45 PM)Octo Wrote:  Same thing here, Smolensk. Never saw a tick as a kid, now they're not only abundant, they carry several types of TBE in addition to lyme disease. sad2.gif

Good morning US. wave.gif I hope you had a wonderful weekend. The swans are everywhere on the coast and around any lake. We have a swan couple returning to our lake up at the cabin every year. Every night they fly to the other end of the lake. They're beautiful and majestic. cheers.gif

Yes, my weekend was nice, but back to work today (ugh). I was wondering if your lakes are still frozen over there. If so, then I can't understand why the swans would return so early. dunno.gif
03-10-2014, 06:18 PM #25
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(03-10-2014, 05:52 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(03-10-2014, 05:45 PM)Octo Wrote:  Same thing here, Smolensk. Never saw a tick as a kid, now they're not only abundant, they carry several types of TBE in addition to lyme disease. sad2.gif

Good morning US. wave.gif I hope you had a wonderful weekend. The swans are everywhere on the coast and around any lake. We have a swan couple returning to our lake up at the cabin every year. Every night they fly to the other end of the lake. They're beautiful and majestic. cheers.gif

Yes, my weekend was nice, but back to work today (ugh). I was wondering if your lakes are still frozen over there. If so, then I can't understand why the swans would return so early. dunno.gif
Apparently swans like to ice skate and slip and slide (*-*)

İmage
03-10-2014, 06:36 PM #26
Octo Mother Superior
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Just took a walk with Mason and spotted another 5 swans. beercheer.gif Yes US, the lakes are still frozen over, but usually the swans hang out in flooded fields or wherever until it's time to start building a nest.
03-10-2014, 06:47 PM #27
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Probably the largest birds that i occasionally see flying around here are cranes with amazing up to around 7 foot wingspans and bald eagles with amazing up to around 8 foot wing spans and whenever i see those birds flying by low over head i'm always taken by surprise "Whats that?! "Oh its a bird,i think?! "I hope?! and theres also numerous hawks flying around here with up to around 5 foot wing spans...

İmage
03-10-2014, 06:51 PM #28
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes, cranes are impressive looking birds. They'll be arriving shortly if they haven't already.
03-10-2014, 10:19 PM #29
j browsing Member
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it's 50 degrees here today with sunshine yay.gifyay.gif

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03-10-2014, 10:21 PM #30
Octo Mother Superior
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About the same here, but it's real windy yay.gifbeercheer.gif



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