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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.
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Dunno, I guess it depends on how we feel that morning.
What say you guys on Owls in Arkansas? We have lost 3 ducks recently and cant find out whats happening. I've looked everywhere, no feathers, no signs, nothing. My dog came up carrying one of the ducks and it had no neck or head, I'm pretty sure she found it over on our side of the fence already like that. I put up a game cam and havent gotten a pic of anything this week. My parents said they saw a huge owl a while back, so that has me wondering if that owl is nabbing a duck and taking it elsewhere? The ducks that have came up missing are the smaller ones, theyre still fairly big but are smaller than all the rest.
I figured you've been in there. The thing i'm wondering is if the springs have gotten weak and need replaced, they may be letting the clutch shoes out too quick and the motor isnt making any rpm. I hear thats common on my model. But what the hell do I know, mine doesnt run!
Looks good, how are they? 6 dozen tamales? Damn how many people you feeding?
Sounds like an owl! They'll eat what they can knab and love brains. I just missed the pretty gruesome killing of a smallish squirrel on our front lawn by an owl. Sounded like a murder at first until Mr. Owl dispatched of him. Next morning the brainectomy was laid out for all to see. The body was in tact. Nature isn't necessarily pretty, but still is awesome.
I've heard that Owls will kill roosting Turkeys and just eat the heads. 3rd hand passed down info tho.
When I was a kid in Southern Arkansas I asked my Dad why the tenant farmers and land owners had notched scythes mounted on poles near their chicken coops. He said, " The Hawks and Owls light on the top of the scythe and as their grip relaxes it cuts their gripping tendons and they starve".
Don't tell Gus.
The owl I watched lived in our back yard for 3 years. It was a great horned owl, whose diet includes ducks and squirrels!
Here is a page noting the brain feeding:
Owl > ducks. At least owls serve a purpose in controlling vermin. Ducks just make racket and shit everywhere.
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Interesting. I've seen plenty of owls, I've just not seen any large enough to carry an adult duck off. That seems to be what may be happening though!
Our ducks are pretty cool, we have a few different breeds, our Runner Ducks are our favorite. They stand upright and look like a bowling pin, they really have some personalities too. I hope we dont lose many more!
Oh and you just described Doc, you wouldnt want an owl to eat him would you??!!
I going to go look at a KX65 for Cassie Tomorrow . I will need an open area to let her learn in. My place has way to many rocks and trees for her to get started. If all goes well my whole fam damnly will be hitting the harescrambles for 2012.
You tried starting the XR lately?
Sweet! I wish my son was ready for a 65! We sat on one yesterday and its too big, maybe within the next year or two. I figured a 65 with a Rekluse clutch would be an awesome kid bike! Let me know if you get it, we can meet up out at our track and ride, it's nice and open out there.
I use this cheapo handlebar mount GPS case to hold my phone/gps. It works but it has its flaws. I'm thinking that a new tank bag is in my future.
We always had big Owls on our farm, used to sleep windows open cause no air and I would listen to them hoot. Many a cat vanished from that farm, I figure the Owls got a few.
1) How hard it is to get an owl to take up residency?
2) Do owls have a taste for geese?
Less than $25k?
I was an advocate of doing a hunt and eat or hunt and donate. I'm not inclined to hunt them but I have no problems controlling a population this way.
I was in Monroe Michigan one year during the tame Canada goose hunt. There were blinds near every body of water in the city. I saw dead geese dropping onto the Interstate!
The local gubmint said it did the citizens more good than anything else but they weren't about to stop it.