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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyduck View Post
    Snapping turtles are one of my few fears. I do not think that I would approach one. They can also get rather big with no predators.
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    The most memorable thing I can think of finding was a porn DVD entitled "The Brig: Where a man can "hole up" for days".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgw4jc View Post
    I've thought about helping snakes, but don't feel comfortable knowing what is dangerous and what is not. I usually only see black snakes, as in they are just plain black and not that large.

    How to you help them off? Use a stick or pick them up Crocodile Hunter style?
    I nudge the garter snakes with my foot and shoo them off. The rubber boas are so mellow they usually won't go so I pick them up and move them. The only somewhat dangerous snakes in western Oregon are rattlesnakes and they are very rare. I may have seen a baby one a long time ago.

    There are plenty of mountain lions where I live, but they don't bug people and if they did I couldn't do much about it so I don't dwell on it. My morning commute is through the woods in the dark, though. I'm sure they are watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post

    This turtle thing brings me to another turtle story here in Fort Wayne, I was riding my bike and saw a few stopped cars on the road to what first appeared to be an accident from far away, as I got closer people were outside their cars starring at the road which then I thought great someone hit another cyclist, but as I got closer I saw this good size snapping turtle just setting on the road. So like the Tortoise I was use to picking up I go to pick up this guy and WHOA look out here comes this head attached to a long neck, much longer than the Tortoise that almost got my hand! So we all sat around trying different ways to move him and nothing worked so I used my foot and flipped him over and over until he was off the road. This action did not hurt the turtle, in addition their not on the endangered species list either, but none of us in that stopped crowd wanted to see any car to hit it either. Once the turtle got to the side of the road it crawled off into the grassy area.
    Same thing happened to me with an Alligator Snapper. I thought it was one of those Gopher Tortoise until its head flew out and almost took my hand off! Now I know the difference.
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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    A safety vest hanging from a single vine right off the side of the road.

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    -several portable hard drives. One was smashed to bits but the other looked OK. It spun up but it started "clicking."
    -random tools, like small wrenches, tin snips, screw drivers
    -marijuana pipe. Yea, I let that one be.

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    A corrugated tin roof sheet ghetto-fastened with wire to a pair of car roof bars. Probably a gust of wind took it from a car. I undid the wires, left the sheet and carried the bars home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stdlrf11 View Post
    A safety vest hanging from a single vine right off the side of the road.

    Nice, I found a vest like that once, but it was not neatly hung up for me. I ripped out the reflective material and used it to line the top and bottom of my kittier.

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    This is what I did with the last reflective vest I found. Added the tape to the back of my Performance Wind Jacket.

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    Worked late one night last week. While riding home in the dark about 10 PM, I surprised a couple off to the side of the bike path in a dark section of the woods. The woman was on her knees in front of the man. Earlier in the ride, I saw a fox carrying a squirrel as it ran off. When I got home, I told my girfriend that I saw a fox with a squirrel in its mouth, then a few minutes later a saw a woman with something else in her mouth. She doesn't want me riding home in the dark anymore. Sorry, I didn't stop to take any pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stdlrf11 View Post

    This is what I did with the last reflective vest I found. Added the tape to the back of my Performance Wind Jacket.
    Brilliant! (literally)

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    [QUOTE=rekmeyata;I saw this good size snapping turtle just setting on the road. So like the Tortoise I was use to picking up I go to pick up this guy and WHOA look out here comes this head attached to a long neck, much longer than the Tortoise that almost got my hand! So we all sat around trying different ways to move him and nothing worked so I used my foot and flipped him over and over until he was off the road. This action did not hurt the turtle, in addition their not on the endangered species list either, but none of us in that stopped crowd wanted to see any car to hit it either. Once the turtle got to the side of the road it crawled off into the grassy area.[/QUOTE]

    It might seem cruel, but the correct way for picking up this size turtle is by its tail. If you pick it up by its shell it can reach around and bite you. The tail is plenty strong. You just need to be strong enough to hold it at arms length so it won't bite you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthseeker14 View Post
    It might seem cruel, but the correct way for picking up this size turtle is by its tail. If you pick it up by its shell it can reach around and bite you. The tail is plenty strong. You just need to be strong enough to hold it at arms length so it won't bite you.
    The tail thing...hmmm...I'm sure it would work but I don't want the excitement, I think I would feel safer using my foot and just rolling it over and over. I'm not Crocodile Dundee, I wouldn't wrestle a Crocodile and I don't want my hand anywhere near a snapping turtle!! LOL
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    I found a Snap-On 3/8 Torque Wrench today. Works.

    Good find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullalto View Post
    I found a Snap-On 3/8 Torque Wrench today. Works.

    Good find!
    Now that is something good to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    Now that is something good to find.
    Yeah, somebody is missing it, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthseeker14 View Post
    It might seem cruel, but the correct way for picking up this size turtle is by its tail. If you pick it up by its shell it can reach around and bite you. The tail is plenty strong. You just need to be strong enough to hold it at arms length so it won't bite you.
    Yep, this works IF you can hang on to the guy! A couple years ago, I was (driving) home from a ride, when I see a big snapper in the middle of the road, about two blocks from my house. I pulled over to help - unfortunately many drivers will aim for these things. I grabbed him by the tail and got him over to the pond at the edge of the road. He was about 15 or 20 pounds, and it was all I could do to keep my arm outstretched so he couldn't bite me.

    A year later, again driving home from a ride, I come upon the same snapper, in the same place on the road. I stopped again, but he was a little bigger and was already making good progress across the road, so instead of picking him up, I just did my best boy scout impression and walked him across.

    I think the snapper's luck ran out the next year; I haven't seen him for the last few years.

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    Saturday afternoon as I was riding over to my GFs house I heard some of the music from the Blue's Brothers but couldn't see where it was coming from. I figured someone was playing on their stereo in one of the homes I was riding by until I saw a car that looked like this coming at me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    Saturday afternoon as I was riding over to my GFs house I heard some of the music from the Blue's Brothers but couldn't see where it was coming from. I figured someone was playing on their stereo in one of the homes I was riding by until I saw a car that looked like this coming at me.
    Local celebrations of the movie's anniversary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    Saturday afternoon as I was riding over to my GFs house I heard some of the music from the Blue's Brothers but couldn't see where it was coming from. I figured someone was playing on their stereo in one of the homes I was riding by until I saw a car that looked like this coming at me.
    That's hysterical! Don't let those cars fool you though, if it's an original State Patrol car with the 440 they could do 0-60 in around 8 seconds and go over 150mph, Considering these cars were very heavy and loaded with the usual police gear, and not very aerodynamic, that's a fast car even by today's cop car standards. However I'm sure with that large speaker on top of the car the top speed isn't that high due to aerodynamic interference issues!

    As a side note the newer Chrysler/dodge Charger units which are the fastest of the new crop do 143 mph. These new cars are governed, I wonder what the top speed of a non-governed car would be and if any enforcement agency "illegally" removed it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ill.clyde View Post
    Local celebrations of the movie's anniversary?
    I think it was this car http://www.bluesbrotherscentral.com/forum/topic/3572-mt-prospect-decals/page-3. I'd seen a car that looked like that parked in a garage one day and figure it's safe to say there probably aren't too many others like it around. It's even been turned into a model! http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Blues...ref=pd_sxp_f_r

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    I didn't find this, but noticed a purse on the trunk of a car I saw a car driving down the street in front of the office while I was cooling off this morning. There was no way I could have caught up with the car, so I figured someone else would get to find the purse.

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