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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1590000)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Suzie-Q
A beautiful autumn moon.

2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1589996)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Soon to have a new family member.
A miniature poodle.
So what to call her?
The cat in the family is called Morris.
How about Molly?

My grandfather had a poodle called Fi-Fi. (pronounced fee fee)


Too foo-foo. ;-)
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1589995)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Soon to have a new family member.
A miniature poodle.
So what to call her?
The cat in the family is called Morris.
How about Molly?


I like it!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1589536)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Today I went for a walk in a local park, that has a beautiful waterfall.


And really tame squirrels.

And I mean really tame

They even help themselves.

Possibly in the abscence of raccoons here in the UK, squirrels are a good replacement.


Great photos, Bernie!

When I was in Monterey, CA, I enjoyed feeding the very tame squirrels
there, too. I used to have a picture where the squirrel was up on my
knee reaching up for a peanut, which I was holding just out of reach.
(I wish I could find that photo.)

5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1589042)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Bad man, imho. Although, I suppose it was common in "the olden days," and
probably still is in places where poor folks live, like some parts of the
Appalachian mountains.

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/26811862/man-eating-raccoons
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1588591)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I now have a possum (or opossum, if you prefer) coming to my house in the
evenings eating any dog or cat food that is outside. I've seen it on my
front porch and on the deck in the backyard.

Does anyone know what happens when a raccoon and a possum want the same
dog/cat food? Seriously. What might happen if these two species meet
over the food bowl?

I'm not seeing my raccoon as regularly or as early as usual, and I wonder
if the appearance of the possum has anything to do with that.


I just found this: http://youtu.be/oMgHhcEUa2g
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1588590)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I now have a possum (or opossum, if you prefer) coming to my house in the
evenings eating any dog or cat food that is outside. I've seen it on my
front porch and on the deck in the backyard.

Does anyone know what happens when a raccoon and a possum want the same
dog/cat food? Seriously. What might happen if these two species meet
over the food bowl?

I'm not seeing my raccoon as regularly or as early as usual, and I wonder
if the appearance of the possum has anything to do with that.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1588588)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
http://xkcd.com/1409/


Hmmmm. I don't get it. (Other than the fact that he's looking for someone with
whom he can watch porn, I think. It's the spreadsheet stuff that confuses me, I
guess.)

The last line was the funny bit "drop table" is a command to the database to remove a table. "drop table people" had the effect of removing the people...


Thanks for the explanation. Now that I understand it, I still don't think it's funny.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1587508)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
http://xkcd.com/1409/


Hmmmm. I don't get it. (Other than the fact that he's looking for someone with
whom he can watch porn, I think. It's the spreadsheet stuff that confuses me, I
guess.)
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1585262)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
It's a beautiful cool, rainy day here in central Texas. A great day to
spend on the couch catching up on some movies. I even have popcorn.

Looks like the rain will end in about an hour, though. Too bad it will
be too wet to mow! ;-)
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1585260)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I like moths. Vic, I am cleaning up all of your spray. Moths are always welcome in the Critter Cafe.


But don't forget about the Buggy thread.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1583365)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
This is my favorite nighttime visitor and one of the rescued kittens, Sweet Pea.

13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1583262)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I'd just leave it there Suzie, and you did say that you see plenty of them, so they must know the best spots to lay their eggs. ;-)

We get plenty of them here too and I've seen many of those egg capsules all over the place.

Cheers.


Our curtains and blinds in Africa were a favourite and they were always safe :) as long as my mum never found them of course :( As she rarely knew where she'd put her glasses... 99.999% of the time they were :)

They can be difficult to move without damaging them I think - although that will vary depending on the surface they've been laid on. And then there's the "oi! what are you DOING?!" issue of when they occasionally turn a sibling into a snack... :/ you have to love them though - even though they can leave you feeling a little let down.

Good luck whatever you decide to do Suzie :) Are the gecko's out and about throughout your autumn (fall) and winter?


They're out until it starts getting cold, which hasn't happened so far
this year. I think, even it we have a warm winter we don't see them. I
really haven't paid that much attention. I used to have a lot more of
them on my front porch in the evenings. I suspect the feral cats are the
reason for their deline in numbers.

If I'd found the sac in a location where it could be easily removed, I'd
have taken it down and relocated it to a safer place, like in a bush.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1583260)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I'd just leave it there Suzie, and you did say that you see plenty of them, so they must know the best spots to lay their eggs. ;-)

We get plenty of them here too and I've seen many of those egg capsules all over the place.

Cheers.


I probably will leave it, but only because it's attached to the mortar
between the bricks and I'd probably destroy it trying to remove it.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1582935)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Here's what happens when a dog comes up against a raccoon.

http://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/dogandraccoon/
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1582882)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
"Depending on the species, the female then lays between 10 to 400 eggs. These are typically deposited in a frothy mass that is produced by glands in the abdomen. This froth then hardens, creating a protective capsule with a further protective coat, and the egg mass is called an ootheca. Depending on the species these can be attached to a flat surface, wrapped around a plant or even deposited in the ground. In spite of the versatility and durability of the eggs, they are often preyed on, especially by several species of parasitic wasps. In a few species, the mother guards the eggs. they take about 5 months to hatch."
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1582875)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I'm going to have to move that egg sac. She's laid it right where the
little gekkos like to hunt.

First I'll find out how long before the babies hatch.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1582874)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
All done now. I'll bet she's tired.

.

Sorry these are all different colors. Different edits in different editors.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1582860)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Okay, well, she wasn't finished.

20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1582849)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I see a lot of mantises (manti?) around my house, but I have never seen one
with an egg sac before today.

If you look at the photo in the center, you will see very short antenna-like
protrusions at the end of the abdomen on the left and right of the egg sac
where it's attached to the body. These were moving when I took the photos.
I don't know if there's any signficance to that fact, but I thought I'd
mention it.



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