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Re: Re: Bird nest, now swallows


Yes...we have HUGE snapping turtles in this part of the country. My
husband and son shoot them because they eat our fish, ducks, etc. I
personally don't like that, so they don't tell me until it's too late
and I here the guns going off. One of them was about 13 inches wide!



<gardenqueen@academicplanet.com> wrote:
She's got some big ones down there - don't know what kind. Her computer is FUBAR'd so I'll ask her when I talk to her next.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Andrea H
Sent: 6/11/2004 8:48:28 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bird nest, now swallows

> Turtles will eat them too Jim. They are omnivores and will eat whatever is
> handy (from my days with the turtle and tortoise society in Charleston) Big
> snapping turtles will eat ducks, but don't know if they have big snapping
> turtles in Oklahoma. Jesse?
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "james singer" 
> To: 
> Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 3:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bird nest, now swallows
> 
> 
> > Probably catfish. Turtles, I think, are vegetarian. Tortoises may not
> > be.
> >
> > On Friday, June 11, 2004, at 03:26 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> >
> > > wAY cool. To get that close to them..and just watch is so wonderful. We
> > > had to save our last batch of baby ducklings from whatever (not benign)
> > > creature in the water was eating them. Most likely those big ole
> > > turtles
> > > or the big catfish out there. Until they get bigger, they are in a pen
> > > with their mother....who hisses if you try to get near her and her
> > > babies. Just trying to SAVE them.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > james singer wrote:
> > > When I lived on the Severn River [Maryland, not England] we [first
> > > wife, kids, and I] had a diving platform about 50 yards off shore.
> > > Swallows used to build their nests under the diving platform and we
> > > [first wife, kids, and me] would float under it to watch. I think the
> > > birds must have thought we were some sort of benign water animal
> > > because we could get quite close to their industry and not spook them.
> > >
> > > On Friday, June 11, 2004, at 02:18 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> > >
> > >> How cool that you get to watch the whole thing with easy viewing. I
> > >> have
> > >> two nests that I'm watching right now...but NOT easy access. We have
> > >> some swallows who built up high on our back porch. All I can see are
> > >> the
> > >> little beaks resting on the rim of the mud nest. The other nest is way
> > >> deep inside a honeysuckle vine that looks more like a shrub. Sparrows.
> > >> I
> > >> like to watch the babies grow up and leave. But, it is sad when your
> > >> plant gets trashed. Ever take a birds nest and watch it grow? If you
> > >> take the nest and sit it on top of a pot of dirt and water it off and
> > >> on....it starts growing "things". Whatever seeds the birds "deposited"
> > >> in there start to grow. Kind of fun for kids to watch.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> james singer wrote:
> > >> We have a pot of variegated shell ginger [Alpinia zerumbet v.] just
> > >> outside out back door. A pair of sparrows have decided to call it home
> > >> and are building a nest in it. The good part is we'll be able to watch
> > >> their progress through a window as they create a family; the bad part
> > >> is they'll probably trash the ginger.
> > >>
> > >> Island Jim
> > >> Southwest Florida
> > >> Zone 10
> > >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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