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Old 05-23-2020, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The consequence of messing with one's family. Among wildlife too! :
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Old 05-23-2020, 02:01 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Doesn't surprise me. Loons don't do anything half-heartedly. Personally, given the choice between wrestling with a loon or an eagle, I'd pick the eagle!

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Old 05-23-2020, 03:41 PM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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that's crazy...
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:09 PM
 
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that's crazy...
Nope, just getting rid of a competing fisherman. Or, in this case, killing the creature that had killed its offspring.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Note to self: Stay away from loons.

Now I know where the word "loony" comes from.
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Old 05-24-2020, 02:00 PM
 
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Note to self: Stay away from loons.

Now I know where the word "loony" comes from.
Well, partly. "Loony" was also derived from "lunatic"...someone who's crazy behavior was influenced by phases of the moon.
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Old 05-24-2020, 05:37 PM
 
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One loon vocalization sounds like a crazy laugh.
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:14 PM
 
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Is this an anthropomorphic loon from straight out of Duck Tales, and has hands with opposable thumbs and can make shanks from litter it finds on the floor or something?

What is it going to stab with?
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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What is it going to stab with?
Its beak.
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Old 05-25-2020, 04:31 PM
 
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Is this an anthropomorphic loon from straight out of Duck Tales, and has hands with opposable thumbs and can make shanks from litter it finds on the floor or something?

What is it going to stab with?
You've never seen a pic of a loon? That beak, brandished by a big, powerfully-muscled bird is quite a weapon!
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