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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1680633)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Some more flying racoons.


This is clearly animal abuse. :-(
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1678514)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Have been away too long. Lost in this group, too.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1677619)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I'm posting because I'm lost. This will help me locate myself.

Thanks for your patience.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1675006)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I think that the best thing we can do to protect wildlife is to find kind, gentle and supportive ways of limiting the population growth, and with time reducing the total population, of our own species. We human beings are far too successful a species. We threaten the existence of wildlife, the health of our planet and ultimately the very survival of ourselves.


Hear, hear!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1675005)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Typical trigger happy USA police. Bastards.

+100


I agree that it was very unfortunate that the cat had to be destroyed, but Chris please know that mountain lions tend to eat joggers now and again. Would you want your niece jogging in a park if a mountain lion had taken up residence there?

Correct, the park here had a Bobcat near the dumpsters a few years back, considering this is a family park with children running around, the park manager at the time was completely justified in killing the Bobcat(Lynx), which is almost as big as a Mountain Lion(or Puma or Cougar, same animal, different names) and just as lethal..


What happened to capture, relocate, and release?
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1674998)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Going fishing :)


So did he ever actually eat them? I suppose we'll
never know.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1673133)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Speaking of giant rats
https://www.facebook.com/RousFoundation
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1671706)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Sue, perhaps this is the answer to your question?

http://www.ibabuzz.com/garybogue/2012/07/10/what-is-this-light-colored-hummingbird/

This condition may also account for Snowball, my blond raccoon.


Yep. That's probably it. Thanks!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1671664)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I put hummingbird feeders out every year for the rubythroated hummers
that migrate through and breed in this area. I seem always have a nice
number of rubythroats each year. One year I even managed to see a
migrating Rufous at one of my feeders.

This year I have a new and interesting hummer at the feeder in my
back yard. I suspect it is a rubythroat simply because that would be
the most logical. But it is gray (or grey for you non-Americans)
rather than green. I have no idea why it would appear this way. If it
were white or albino I could understand or explain. But gray? I've
never heard of this.

I'm uploading a video to YouTube that will appear at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ge7HQeiqGA if you'd like
to go watch. It's about 40 seconds long.

Here are a couple of stills that I managed to get with a zoom lens. It
wasn't easy to focus on the little fella!

Any info on this coloring would be appreciated.


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10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1669234)
Posted 24 Apr 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
Raccoon's like climbing on things do they? :)


Amazing.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1668724)
Posted 23 Apr 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
This could be me. Someone posted this on my Facebook page.
You can watch with the sound turned down since all you hear
is the TV in the background.

https://www.facebook.com/GustavsDackelWorld/videos/821430094602996/
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1668723)
Posted 23 Apr 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
South American Mountain Coatimundi :)


It's amazing how those grown men react to such
a tame animal. Wussies!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1667804)
Posted 20 Apr 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
Gary,

Hummingbirds need more than "nectar." They eat small insects
to get protein. If you're not able to feed your little hummer
some protein in the form of insects, you really need to find
a hummingbird rehabilitator. If there isn't one who can take
over for you, there might be one who will at least give you
advice either over the Internet or over the phone. Please try
to find someone to help.

And please don't buy the nectar crap they sell in stores. It really
isn't as good as they want you to think it is. Especially if
it contains red dye, which could be harmful to hummers.

Suzy and all

I'm not the one with the bird. The person who has it already told me they know it needs insects in addition to nectar. Also this person has had successful outcomes before.


Okay. Good. Thanks! :-)
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1667438)
Posted 20 Apr 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
One of my neighbors told me that a large raccoon had been trapped
and taken away from our neighborhood about a week ago, and that is
about the last time I saw my backyard friend - the raccoon who
came into my house via the doggy door to eat the cat food. He and
I were growing quite close.

Now I'm very sad. It's just another little joy in my life that has
been taken away.

The Animal Control people have reassured me that any raccoon that
they trap is relocated to a non-populated area. I don't know how
successful my "Baby" will be in an area where he has to relearn
how to find food. I have to hope he'll be okay, but I'm having
trouble.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1667437)
Posted 20 Apr 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
Gary,

Hummingbirds need more than "nectar." They eat small insects
to get protein. If you're not able to feed your little hummer
some protein in the form of insects, you really need to find
a hummingbird rehabilitator. If there isn't one who can take
over for you, there might be one who will at least give you
advice either over the Internet or over the phone. Please try
to find someone to help.

And please don't buy the nectar crap they sell in stores. It really
isn't as good as they want you to think it is. Especially if
it contains red dye, which could be harmful to hummers.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1664872)
Posted 13 Apr 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
What happens if you turn your hose on and stick it in a
gopher hole? Will it chase out the gophers? I imagine it
would only be a temporary fix, though.

Just curious.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1661852)
Posted 5 Apr 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
During my physical examination, my doctor asked me about my physical activity level.
I described a typical day this way:

"Well, yesterday afternoon, I took a five hour walk about 7km through some pretty rough terrain.
I waded along the edge of a lake.
I pushed my way through brambles.
I got sand in my shoes and my eyes.
I avoided standing on a snake.
I climbed several rocky hills.
I took a few 'leaks' behind some big trees.
The mental stress of it all left me shattered.
At the end of it all I drank eight beers" Inspired by the story, the doctor said, "You must be one hell of an outdoors man!"

"No," I replied, "I'm just a rubbish golfer".


HA!
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1661647)
Posted 5 Apr 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
Dang Sue. Those things have sharp little needle-like teeth. I'm surprised you were willing to pick up an opossum.


It's hard to think of the danger when you see something that cute and that
small. I know it's a dumb thing to do, just like scratching the neck of the
raccoon that was "trapped" in my kitchen cupboard. (I told you about that
didn't I?) I just have a strong feeling that God will keep me safe, as long
as I'm doing the right thing. So far He hasn't let me down.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1661272)
Posted 4 Apr 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
I was mowing my "lawn" today. It was actually mostly weeds that had
grown to about three feet (approx. one mitre) tall. I barely got
started when out of the "bush" came the cutest little possum. It
was small - definitely a juvenile. And it was alone. I did't have
my phone nearby so I didn't get a photo. I picked him up and moved
him away from the mowing, and I didn't want to hang onto him longer
than necessary just for the sake of having a photo. I was very tempted
to keep him as a pet. He was just soooo cute! Of course I wouldn't
keep him as a pet. I suspect it's illegal to do so, anyway.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1660512)
Posted 1 Apr 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
This could definitely be my house.



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