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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1655226)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Wow Janne, that is the first image of a White Bear attack
victim where the human was still alive and in one peace,
that I have ever seen.
That is one lucky guy!

Do you call Polar Bears for White Bears?
We call them Ice Bears:)
Anyway he was very lucky.
The only predator that "likes" human flesh is Polar Bears.

Here we only have Brown Bears but in a 100 years there have only been 2 attacks to humans.
Both of them was carrying a rifle btw


Wow. Bears carrying rifles. Now there's a real threat! ;-)
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1654703)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I'm hoping our uli wasn't out shopping
http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150317/NEWS/150319688


Stockton, California. What am I missing?

Does uli live in Stockton?
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1652977)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Well if I had the extra money right now, that would be spaghetti, I make a large batch, in what is a large 10-15 qt pan with a lid. Oh and My favorite sauce? Prego, if I can find it in Chunky vegetable... With ground beef for meatballs, cooked in a microwave oven and lots of spaghetti cheese... Yummy!

At the moment, nothing.


I make my own spaghetti sauce, sort of, but cheat by adding marinara sauce.

Start by browning a pound of italian sausage (loose, like ground beef -
not the stuff in the casings). It's no more expensive than ground beef,
and it tastes so much better.

Add to that three or four cans of "italian style" diced or stewed
tomatoes and one jar of marinara sauce. (I use Paul Neuman's brand
because it does't list sugar on the label.) If you want to make a
bigger batch, add more tomatoes. Of course, you can add another jar
of marinara.

Using one jar of marinara and several cans of tomatoes really brings
the price down.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1651660)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
A San Francisco carpenter performed a wonderful act of kindness by freeing a trapped raccoon — and was fired as a result.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1650244)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Awwwwwww


Indeed.

She looks like she's smiling.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1650243)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I am almost finished making a big pot of ham and beans - comfort food
from my youth.

What are y'all eatin'?
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1649792)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Interesting article about seti and stuff.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-latest-debate-about-space-aliens-should-we-say-hello-or-keep-quiet/2015/02/28/43aa4a52-bcf5-11e4-bdfa-b8e8f594e6ee_story.html
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1649390)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
"In celebration of Save a Spider Day (March 12th), what we hope this
list says — what we hope this list proves — is that spiders aren’t
just something to be screamed at, or squished beneath boot heels,
but something to be respected, and even admired."

http://blog.therainforestsite.com/reasons-to-love-spiders/
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1648993)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q


You don't see this every day..


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/safariandwildlifeholidays/11446267/Incredible-photo-captures-weasel-riding-on-the-back-of-a-flying-woodpecker.html
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1648060)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
What the h*ll is this?


You're very lucky if you have to ask.

It's a stinkbug. I believe CK* ranted about them not too
many years ago. (Maybe last year.)

I have seen my cats sniff them and be disgusted, and you
know it takes a lot for a cat to be disgusted by a smell.

They come in many sizes and colors, by the way.

==
*CK is a mutual friend of mine and Dave's.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1647393)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Meet 2 New Spider Species: 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin'

http://www.livescience.com/49957-new-species-peacock-spiders.html

"Sparklemuffin"! How cute!
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1645599)
Posted 23 Feb 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
A woman was enjoying a good game of golf with her girlfriends.

"Oh, no!" she suddenly exclaimed. "Look at the time! I have to
rush home and fix dinner for my husband. He'll be so annoyed
if it's not ready on time."

When she got home, she discovered all she had in the fridge was a wilted lettuce leaf, an egg and a can of cat food.

With no time to go to the supermarket, she opened the can of cat food,
Stirred in the egg and garnished it with the lettuce leaf.

She greeted her husband warmly when he came home, and then watched in horror as he sat down to his dinner.
To her surprise, he seemed to be enjoying it.

"Darling, this is the best dinner you've made me in 40 years of marriage! You can make this for me any day."

Needless to say, every golf day from then on, the woman made her husband the same dish.

She told her golf partners about it and they were all horrified. "You're
Going to kill him!" they exclaimed.

Two months later, her husband died. The women were sitting around the clubhouse, and one of them said, "You killed him! We told you that feeding him cat food every week would do him in! How can you just sit there so calmly knowing you murdered your husband?"

The wife stoically replied, "I didn't kill him. He fell off the window sill
While he was licking his arse!"
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1644290)
Posted 19 Feb 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
Thanks to you all.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1643792)
Posted 18 Feb 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1643524)
Posted 18 Feb 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
Something very odd is happening when I visit this thread. I bounce
around a lot, and posts I see are from 2013. I'm posting this mostly
to see what happens.


Now that I've posted, things are back to normal.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1643522)
Posted 18 Feb 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
Something very odd is happening when I visit this thread. I bounce
around a lot, and posts I see are from 2013. I'm posting this mostly
to see what happens.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1643519)
Posted 18 Feb 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
I wish I could take credit. I only copy and paste. I'm
not quite talented enough to write something like that
myself.

Glad you enjoyed it.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1643517)
Posted 18 Feb 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
@angela _ I have had this a number of times before, and for the same reason. I am on of these unfortunate persons that do generate an excess of ear wax. Probably had the syringing 1/2 a dozen times over the years. What happens is that the hot water moistens the build up of wax enough to "re-arrange" it and deposit it against the ear drum itself, causing the temporary hearing impairment. I can hear traffic in the street quite well, if people speak up I can hear them quite well. TV at low levels I can't or if people speak softly.

OK, maybe FOR ME 60% deafness than normal (feels like 80%) No major problem just a damn irritation. I explained the position to the receptionist and if she had felt it was anything THAT serious she would have whisked me in or told me to go to A&E. My GP practice is very good at all levels.

Don't anyone use cotton buds to clean ears, one short jab too many and you can pierce an ear drum. IN any case it compacts the wax closer to the ear drum. Think of it like a book put on a snare drum, then try to drum on it ...... If it gets too anoying I'll buy some Otex ear drops, that might help in the short term.

Didn't mean to be alarmist folks, honest ....


Well I never realized that hot water could make the ear wax
problem worse. Sorry for the bad advice. Although I suppose
it works for the average person.

I don't advocate using a cotton swab in your ear. But like
a lot of people, (1) I sometimes "do" differently than I
"say" and, (2) I sometimes do things that are discouraged.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1643124)
Posted 17 Feb 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q
But as always Annie is very gracious. At the moment I am about 80% deaf in both ears because the hot water during a bath and hair wash, without so much as a by your leave I might add, decided to re-arrange the apparent build up of ear wax, of which I was previously unaware.

"May it please the court, exhibit one M'lud, to-wit, two bunged up earholes"

Would you Adam & Eve it, first doctors appointment I can get is 3rd March, as it is considered non-urgent nor an emergency. Even then it will be ear drops for a week before an appointment with the Practice nurse for the usually rather barbaric syringing. Quite tempted to take along a big box of choccys and bribe her to be gentle with me.

So between the two of us we were a right pair of young fogeys. One hobbling and one going "Wot?" ..... Felt a bit like Darby & Joan actually :-))


I heard some doctor's advice long ago that the proper way to clean the ears
is to run the hot water in them while you shower. You sort of cup your hand
under and around your ear so hot water gets in and stays long enough to melt
the ear wax. Do that a couple of times. That's what I do and I've never had an
ear wax problem. I also dry my ears after the shower using the evil cotton
swab because I can't stand to have wet ears!
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1642652)
Posted 16 Feb 2015 by Profile Suzie-Q


I took this picture yesterday (Saturday) morning outside my house.
I've never seen a skunk this close. He knew I was there. I got as
close as I could until he stopped, looked up at me and put his tail
at attention. Then I backed up two steps and he went about his way.
Did that one more time. I wanted to get as close as possible. I know
the signs of imminent spraying, so I watched closely.

He crossed the street and headed in the direction of the cat trap, but
he didn't notice it or the food inside. The animal control people told
me to call them if I caught a skunk. I don't know if they'd have set
it loose or killed it. We have a lot of rabies cases in this area, and
the skunks are one of the biggest offenders. My neighbor killed a rabid
skunk in his back yard about a year ago.

So far I've only trapped one cat. I'm very disappointed. Something got
into the trap last night and ate some of the food. The trap was sprung
but nothing was inside. I think we put the trap in the wrong place. I
think we should have put it closer to the trail the feral cats follow
between my house and the other place they hang out, which goes across
the street, throug a back yard, and over a fence.

I have been able to scoop up two of the more friendly feral cats and
they're awaiting their neutering.

I tried to scoop up a third but he got away and won't come near me or
my neighbor (who was trying to help) anymore. Then I tried to entice
him into a cage with food. He wouldn't fall for that.

I also want to catch the kitten factory - a female who has had at least
three litters. I slid a bowl of smelly canned food under her nose and
she wasn't even interested. How do you catch a cat that won't eat the
canned food bait?

Teeny, who is semi-pet, semi-feral, and who desperately needs to be
neutered (because he is evil) has not been home for several days except
for a few minutes a couple of nights ago. I'd planned to lure him into a
cage with canned cat food so that I could take him to the TNR event.
I tried to put him into a carrier once and he ripped me a new nose* hole.
(*keeping my post rated G) But I know I could get him into a room alone,
and then into a cage with the food. If he doesn't show up tonight, that
won't happen. Teeny has killed at least two other cats that I know of.
He is extremely agressive.

I love all animals, including skunks.


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