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#31 Clearcut

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:57 AM

Can we get away from the political crap...either side...and get back to talking about critters?  Critters make more sense. :rolleyes:


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:19 AM

I agree, Clearcut. But the first poster to bring up the 'political crap' made an outrageously silly and mean-spirited partisan post that needed to be corrected.

 

The SPLC has been criticized for using hyperbole and overstating the prevalence of hate groups to raise large amounts of money. In a 2000 Harper's Magazine article, Ken Silverstein said that Dees has kept the SPLC focused on fighting anti-minority groups like the KKK, whose membership has declined to just 2,000, instead of on issues like homelessness, mostly because the former issue makes for more lucrative fundraising. The article claimed the SPLC "spends twice as much on fund-raising -- $5.76 million last year -- as it does on legal services for victims of civil rights abuses."[32] Harper's pointed out that more than 95% of hate crimes are committed by lone wolves without any connection to militia groups the SPLC speaks of.[32]-Wikipedia article...

 

Now let's get back to them critters! :)

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:12 AM

:rofl2: When people talk politics.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:11 PM

And speaking of critters...

 

I went out to the mailbox this morning and saw this fine family group. Three moms and fifteen babies. They're kinda used to me so they didn't panic. If they get any friendlier I will start spooking them. They don't need to be chummy with any homo sapiens.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 01:11 PM

And speaking of critters...

 

I went out to the mailbox this morning and saw this fine family group. Three moms and fifteen babies. They're kinda used to me so they didn't panic. If they get any friendlier I will start spooking them. They don't need to be chummy with any homo sapiens.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 01:56 PM

How true, Claire. Every year many fawns are 'found' by people who take them home to 'save them.' But Mom was always there— watching them take her baby away. Leave 'em there. 99% of the time they are not abandoned and mother is near at hand. 


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 02:40 PM

I've donated my services to PAWS and our local wildlife rehabber. They both corroborate what you say, Plainsman...someone finds a fawn or a fallen bird and thinks it's abandoned. They try to raise it themselves and realize that a baby coon or bird or fawn takes round the clock nursing, sometimes, and we just don't have the time for that. 

 

I truly understand people's desire to help. But baby animals, especially birds, require an awful lot of care. Or, as is sometimes the case, the animal is truly ill and no amount of veterinary care will help. Or, you find a bird that appears normal until you see that it was born without eyes, as we saw in a robin a few years ago. We have a barn owl box in our backyard and every year a pair raises their brood in it. One year the crows caught the female and killed her. The female barn owl is the only one of the pair that shreds up rodents to feed to the little ones. (they can't eat whole rodents until they're bigger.) Then the male was hit by a car. The babies jumped out of the box. THey were desperately hungry and gentle as lambs, good thing because even at that age their talons are sharp and long.  But we suddenly have four half naked baby owls (later we found there more had died as they were much too young to even climb out of the box.) in our backyard. In this case we scooped them all up and took them to the rehabber.  She's a good one, but even so...barn owls need at least six weeks of flight school/hunting training from their parents before they're autonomous. I have no idea if they survived. Most of the time, even under ideal condiltions, most of them don't. The attrition rate for HY (hatch year) raptors and owls is hideously high, with over 60 percent dying within their first year.

It breaks your heart, sometimes, to find a young animal that tried and failed...but that is nature.


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