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Re: Skunks/raccoons now turtles


Jesse, 
I know sometimes hitting animals, etc. can't be avoided, but I have 
seen people actually aim for them. Locally we have flocks of ducks and 
Canada geese that parade their little families across roads.  Most 
people who travel these areas are aware and stop to wait for them to 
all get across, but every year there's a story about someone who 
deliberately plows right through the family.  The last one I knew of 
was a letter to the editor written by someone who saw it and tried to 
save some of the poor birds.  Heartbreaking.  I believe the geese are 
federally protected, but the ducks are not.  Years ago I watched as the 
driver in front of me on US 30 actually swerved to the inside shoulder 
so he could hit a Labrador retriever.  I took the dog to a vet, but he 
didn't make it.

Kitty



----- Original Message -----
From: Jesse Bell <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Date: Monday, July 14, 2003 1:09 pm
Subject: [CHAT] Skunks/raccoons now turtles

> OOOPS... I hit a key (don't know which one) and my message was 
> gone...don't 
> know if I sent it or not?  Anyway...I said I need one of those 
> bumper 
> stickers that says "BRAKES FOR TURTLES" cause I stop and help them 
> cross the 
> road too.  I always worry that somebody will run over them and 
> they are so 
> slow.
> 
> We're all just trying to survive in this world...so I help when I 
> can, 
> that's all.  I'm a firm believer that what you put out...comes 
> back to you.  
> Kindness matters.
> 
> Jesse Rene' Bell
> Claremore, OK
> Zone 6
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> >From: Kitty Morrissy <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Skunks/raccoons
> >Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 10:01:38 -0500
> >
> >Jesse,
> >the marshmallow story is a good one.  I also know how they are about
> >getting what they want.  They've totaled several of my 
> birdfeeders to
> >the point of my giving up. (except for the one expensive varmint 
> proof>feeder)  One I had to remove because I couldn't get any 
> sleep at night
> >as it was outside my bedroom window.  Ah, well, we all need to 
> find a
> >way to share this earth of ours.
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Jesse Bell <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
> >Date: Monday, July 14, 2003 9:27 am
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Skunks/raccoons
> >
> > > No, they won't starve.  They are survivors.  No, they are not real
> > > picky
> > > about their diet.  And yes, if you feed them be prepared to have
> > > them hang
> > > around.  We had two when I was a child...and they hung out in the
> > > barn.
> > > They burrowed into the hay to sleep.  But they are very, very
> > > smart.  They
> > > remember where you store food.  Those two coons would work
> > > together to get
> > > in our house.  One would jump on the screen door and start
> > > swinging back and
> > > forth really hard until it budged open, the other one would run
> > > inside.  The
> > > first one jumped off the screen and the other coon pushed the door
> > > open for
> > > him.  They found the marshmallows my mother had in the bottom
> > > drawer of the
> > > kitchen and climbed up on the sink and started "washing" them in
> > > the sink
> > > water.   Well, the marshmallows dissolved all over them and they
> > > made a mess
> > > all over themselves trying to get it off.  What a mess to clean
> > > up!!  They
> > > have a BIG sweet tooth.  If you really wanna see something funny,
> > > take your
> > > empty peanut butter jar outside (don't clean out what's left in
> > > it) and lay
> > > it on the ground.  They'll stick their head in there to lick it
> > > off and get
> > > it stuck on their head....wandering around chattering till another
> > > coon
> > > pulls it off.  I find them funny....and very amusing to watch.
> > > But after
> > > they are a certain age...they stay OUTSIDE because they are very,
> > > very
> > > destructive!!!  Our coon grew up with the dogs and when we let her
> > > out...she
> > > runs over to hug on my Jack Russell...they grew up as babies
> > > together.  I
> > > have pictures of them rolling on the floor fighting over a toy.
> > > They don't
> > > fight fair either....my little dog was sweet to her..and she
> > > played dirty to
> > > get her way.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Jesse Rene' Bell
> > > Claremore, OK
> > > Zone 6
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > >From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > > >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Skunks/raccoons
> > > >Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 23:02:14 -0500
> > > >
> > > >So, Jessee,
> > > >
> > > > >...Raccoons are scavengers and junk-food junkies....
> > > >You're saying they have no particular diet they should stick to?
> > > >
> > > > > ... As a licensed rehaber I can
> > > > > tell you that a momma and her babies will find food..even if
> > > it's
> > > >bugs....
> > > >You're saying they won't starve if I refuse to feed them?
> > > >
> > > > >...So, I will tell you that if you feed them,
> > > > > be prepared to have them hang around for awhile....
> > > >You're saying that it's ok to feed them, but I'll suffer the
> > > consequences?>
> > > >Is feeding them the wrong or right thing to do?
> > > >
> > > >Kitty
> > > >
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