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Old 11-08-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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what an ugly mother he is!!! Are they poisonous to people as well? Also about the bees, are they poisonous to people?have you had experience with them? What about those ugly looking ants I have seen on the net? What kinds of creatures are indiginous to there and what are your experiences? heck I think this should be in another forum lol.
Just remember, ukusagirl . . . except for the heat, these examples are relatively rare.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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what an ugly mother he is!!! Are they poisonous to people as well? Also about the bees, are they poisonous to people?have you had experience with them? What about those ugly looking ants I have seen on the net? What kinds of creatures are indiginous to there and what are your experiences? heck I think this should be in another forum lol.
As Bummer said, this are probably far and few between especially if in the city. We are rather rural, and I have seen that nasty toad thing, we had an encounter with a snake (not in our yard), and I saw the biggest scorpion I have ever seen when I went to move my herb pot...it was underneath and while I ran to get the camera it disappeared too...

I think someone mentioned Oleanders being toxic. We have them lining the property we are on and the dogs will run around them, but don't bother them otherwise.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:30 PM
 
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well scorpians are commonif you live by/in the mountains. but if you live in the metro area your only real worry is the heat. if you live in the ghetto or southside I would avoid pitbulls like the plague. They are lovely dogs, but because of the dog fighting here it can cause problems.
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I think someone mentioned Oleanders being toxic. We have them lining the property we are on and the dogs will run around them, but don't bother them otherwise.
Very valid point about the Oleanders, Grannysroost.

However, I have huge Oleanders along my West facing wall for sun protection and I have never seen one dog munching on them. Let's face it, dogs have more sense than many humans I've known but that's another subject requiring a whole new thread.

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Old 11-08-2009, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Very valid point about the Oleanders, Grannysroost.

However, I have huge Oleanders along my West facing wall for sun protection and I have never seen one dog munching on them. Let's face it, dogs have more sense than many humans I've known but that's another subject requiring a whole new thread.

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These oleanders were here when we moved in and I had no idea about the toxicity until looking them up...my dogs aren't the brightest of the species and they don't bite or chew them, though any piece of trash that gets miraculously through the fence some how ends up at my door... The neighbors have a bunch of different dogs that can reach them through the fence and they are all still there too
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I especially like Bummers comment- I love my boys! they are unique individuals indeed. My little guy (rat terrier) hates children though. My big guy (ridgeback) has some racial issues but has mellowed with age. They both love the inddors and anywhere soft to lay and will eat almost anything I give them. I tested on day and they ate cantalope, honeydew melon, various nuts, even theolive soff my salad lol
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Most long snout dogs do OK in the heat. They can make it with just shade and water. They can walk during the hot evenings after the sun gets low or sets (feet get burned during the sunny part). If you must leave them out, you can get an evap cooler or a fan with misters built in that will cool a small outdoor area to a reasonable temp.

Pug-nosed dogs can't take the heat though.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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FYI- I had 2 in-laws lose 3 dogs to the Parvo virus. Of the litter of 4, the only one that survived was the one at the older house in Glendale. The 3 that died, according to the vet, got the virus from the backyard dirt of the newly built subdivision. Apparently bleaching the dirt can kill the virus.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: chandler AZ
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my shnauzer was bit by a scorpion. My father in law is a vet. he said give him benadryl because he was acting all weird. It worked.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Florida
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wow interesting data. Good to know indeed. Thanks
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