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Re: Re: OT: annual copperhead post

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: OT: annual copperhead post
  • From: "Robert Miles" <milesrf@mindspring.com>
  • Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 12:09:08 -0400

Possibly because being in batches too large for the fish
to eat all of them has been their most successful way
of having enough left to multiply?

----- Original Message -----
From: "carolcc5" <Carolcc5@yahoo.com>
To: <iris-talk@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2002 2:26 AM
Subject: [iris-talk] Re: OT: annual copperhead post

> An addition to the (long) last message.  I forgot to address the
> issue of grasshoppers.  They are good fish-bait but let's face it;
> one can use only so many of them.  Why do we have a 'kajillion" of
> them???
> Carol
> --- In iris-talk@y..., "Donald Eaves" <donald@e...> wrote:
> > I know I do this every year, but I was reminded today that those
> who live
> > where these and similar critters may be attracted to the flotsam
> and jetsam
> > the garden environment accumulates, to be aware.  I will be jumping
> every
> > time the wind moves a leaf, or step on one of the many dog sticks
> they drag
> > around and every time a grasshopper jumps.  Since there are a
> kajillion
> > grasshoppers now shredding every iris leaf in sight, I will be
> jumping a lot
> > for the next week or so.  I was moving a railroad tie to make a new
> bed for
> > the seedlings still left and two were contentedly curled up
> underneath it.
> > About 1 1/2 foot from an arilbred patch and 4 ft from the entrance
> to the
> > garage.  I guess I'll start using the flashlight instead of
> wandering around
> > at night without it.  I don't know when I dropped the railroad tie,
> but I'm
> > glad it didn't land on my foot.  That would have done more damage
> than a
> > bite, I suspect.  Naturally I found them BEFORE I went into the
> pasture to
> > get some cinder blocks for the ends of the bed.  Instead of just
> worrying
> > about wasps and black widow spiders......well, it just took longer
> than it
> > would have :).  At first I was glad the dogs hadn't been bitten,
> but then I
> > was thinking what use these gifts from unknown persons are if they
> can't at
> > least wart the things away?  They are about to clean me out of
> lizards and I
> > want those!
> >
> > Donald Eaves
> > donald@e...
> > Texas Zone 7b, USA
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