My backyard friends

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by robocop10mm, May 27, 2009.

  1. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Every evening this little herd comes to mooch corn or eat Chinese pears in my back yard. They could be trained to eat from my hand but I don't want to get them that tame, it would be hazardous to their health to not fear humans.
     

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  2. cpttango30

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    Nice, wish I had some views like that. All I get is some dam squirrel planting peanuts in my flowers. I got some colibri 22 ammo with his name on it though. I am goen to bring the smack down on that little muther effer.
     

  3. CA357

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    Nice.




    10 effen' characters. :mad:
     
  4. canebrake

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    Some of my visitors:

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  5. skullcrusher

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    That's cool, robo. What, you don't want to shoot them in the face? (ref: some loser's posts in the hunting section that can't be seen anymore)

    Wildlife is cool.

    Btw, tango, squirrels mate for life.
     
  6. cpttango30

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    Well his wife is going to be pissed off at me when I pull the whack down on her hubby.

    It is either that or shoot the neighbor that keeps feeding them. I doubt I can get away with that.
     
  7. spittinfire

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    Good stuff guys! I had a pet iguana as a kid. I'll have to see if I can get a picture of the turkeys that always show up in our front yard. We had some ducks in the pond beside our place and they had 10 ducklings at one point but the snappers made quick work of them. We've got a bear that comes thru once in a while but I haven't seen him lately. I haven't felt the need to shoot any of them in the face though(read that post, all I can say is WOW).

    I agree with skullcrusher, wildlife is cool. I like watching the wildlife all around my house. During hunting season I enjoy watching them walk right into my shooting lanes!
     
  8. jng2985

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    that's awesome, My dog takes care of any thing that makes their way in the yard..



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    it is fun playing god isn't it? lol
     
  10. spittinfire

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    I dont know if I want that much responsibily....
    I throughly enjoy the challenge of the hunt and I am slightly addicted to the rush I get everytime I'm lining up the shot or waiting for the perfect moment to present itself.
     
  11. skullcrusher

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    I've never seen hunting as playing God. I don't even like the reference, but hey, to each their own. :rolleyes:
     
  12. jng2985

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    lol it was a classic age old joke. If that is the mind frame you go in with you have flawed responsibility's.

    but not to jack the thread, again awesome picture and i wish i had views like that.
     
  13. Hey-you-guys

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    I got a herd of deer like that on my property in Hallettsville. Also there are a lot of stray cats that hang out and some raccoons come up to eat. The 'coons are getting really fat from eating all the scraps we throw out back. I'll see if I can get some of the pictures my grandpa took. There's one where a raccoon opened the sliding screen door and stuck his body halfway in so he could eat some cat food. The armadillos are kinda running thin but they could make a comeback soon. I saw a new species that I had never seen in that area. It was a mexican eagle and they are cool as hell. Wildlife is awesome.
     
  14. Minionsram

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    Some nice animals showing up there! I have a few rabbits that show up and eat the crap in the garden:mad: and a few tree rats that like to plant/eat and drive the old dog Grits crazy. Soon as season comes in I will be having a Wabbit and Wat stew!
     
  15. robocop10mm

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    Mexican eagle- Caracara. We have a small colony in eastern Travis County. Up to about 5-6 birds in the farming areas east of Austin. They are kind of cool looking.

    Playing God? That is rather judgemental coming from a member of a firearm forum, don't you think? If harvesting wildlife for food is "playing God" then I suppose your firearms would never, ever be used to defend yourself from attack. Killing another human being would be the ultimate expression of "playing God".

    Not that I would begrudge your right of non-self defense, but seriously? Playing God? I suppose it is OK for someone else to play God and slaughter the cow so you can eat the steak? Unless you are a strict vegan, I don't think you have any room to criticize others.
     
  16. cpttango30

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    I got a buddy just down the road from me who has a feeder set up year round (Until Deer season) and he has a couple of trail cams he has some nice deer and some big ole fat coons that like corn.

    Not sure about the playing god thing. I normally just sting the squirrels in the hind end with the sons red ryder. It is amazing how inaccurate that thing is.
     
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  17. Mark F

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    Deadly Trained Attack Cat...
     

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    Max the Yard Guard..
     

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  19. Jo da Plumbr

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    I've been told this is a Coopers Hawk. It nests in the trees in front of our house. There have been several groups of offspring born over the last few years. Great to see that in the middle of Los Angeles this Great looking bird of prey can thrive.
     

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  20. orangello

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    Got to watch a hawk take out an annoying bluejay in the backyard the other day; then he ate the noisy thing while sitting on a branch in the yard. Hawks are messy eaters; kinda like a no-hands pie-eating contest for guts.

    I look forward to killing some jaywalkers/deer for my meat-eating buddies next winter. I may not eat them, but i sure won't made making them dead.