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Old 10-02-2011, 06:33 AM
 
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Larksong, you're very lucky. They're beautiful, aren't they?

I think that the fact it was so unexpected and he was right in our windshield (so we saw him up close) made the sighting that much better.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Those up close and personals are the best.

We have about 100 (no exaggeration) starlings and blackbirds in our front yard and street, looking for breakfast. Our cat Bumper just wants to make friends with them......
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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Hey we went to a Olive Garden and there was a scorpion on the wall high up just waiting to fall in someone's dish.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Sun queen...don't tell anyone. They'll all want one!
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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I saw a black bird in the parking lot take a drag off a lit cigarette someone threw on the ground. He pecked as it and then looked at me and said "those things will kill u" and then he walked away. Now those might not have been his exact words, but his eyes said it all
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:27 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I had heard that eagles have been seen in my area........I saw one today!!!! I saw him 3 different times as did Hubby. What a sight. I tried to get a picture with my cell phone but he was more than a little camera shy
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Hey we went to a Olive Garden and there was a scorpion on the wall high up just waiting to fall in someone's dish.
Just a little extra protein.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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Hey we went to a Olive Garden and there was a scorpion on the wall high up just waiting to fall in someone's dish.
Now known as the "Scorpion Garden"
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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I observed a a small lizard land on my shoulder and run down my back yesterday evening when I stepped onto the back porch. If that wasn't exciting enough though it seemed to be gone, it somehow hitched a ride inside. A few minutes later the cats were intently following something on the kitchen floor. It was one desperate lizard. Caught it, took him out and put him on tree limb. Adios amigo.
No lizards in this part of the world, other than tanked ones. We used to have tons of salamanders when I was a kid in the lake at home, but I haven't seen one for years. The pavement would be slick with their bodies when it rained.

Do cats eat lizards??
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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GIven the chance, taiga, cats will eat lizards. If we spot them hunting one in our house, we rescue the poor little thing.

DH was weeding the neighbor's yard this a.m. and found a cute little black snake hiding along the bottom of their garage door.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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Well, I'm happy to report that I've actually done this and it does work. I wrapped the tomatoes in the newspaper and gently packed them into boxes. I got smart the 2nd time and used several boxes, separating the 'maters into varying stages of ripeness, then kept the boxes in a cool spot like a basement. You can keep them up to several months, depending on how ripe they were to begin with and how cool your spot is. No, they'll not be like you picked them red and juicy off the vine, but they're still lightyears away from the mushy cardboard they sell at the grocery store. One year, up north, we had fresh tomatoes in January.

Be sure to check on them every so often - like weekly. Best of luck!
Thanks to both who posted this tip! We've tried putting them all in a paper bag before but this sounds more reliable.

We've had our Indian summer so fall is here to stay - time to pick them before too long!
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