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Old 02-20-11, 09:43 AM   #1
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Our youngest son came in the house and told me about a dog with no tags. He was right about no tags, but wrong about dog!
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Old 02-20-11, 09:49 AM   #2
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Old 02-20-11, 09:52 AM   #3
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Beautiful in the wild ... scary near your home. Unfortunately their natural habitat is getting smaller and smaller. I've seen a few in town about a km away from our place. Have to be careful with small kids and pets.
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Beautiful in the wild ... scary near your home. Unfortunately their natural habitat is getting smaller and smaller. I've seen a few in town about a km away from our place. Have to be careful with small kids and pets.
While our "habitat" gets bigger and bigger. Reason is humans have no natural habitat, we don't fit in, so we keep building and building trying to create a habitat for us but all we do is screw up every other living things habitat. We suck.
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While our "habitat" gets bigger and bigger. Reason is humans have no natural habitat, we don't fit in, so we keep building and building trying to create a habitat for us but all we do is screw up every other living things habitat. We suck.
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While our "habitat" gets bigger and bigger. Reason is humans have no natural habitat, we don't fit in, so we keep building and building trying to create a habitat for us but all we do is screw up every other living things habitat. We suck.
The natives knew how to live sustainably.
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Old 02-20-11, 10:34 AM   #7
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Hows about the people that conquered the natives? you don't think they once knew how to live sustainably? So what happened? why'd they go out looking for more land? Think about it, humans have never ever fit into the "circle" of life that the earth contains, if we did the creatures of the earth and man would be living together in the circle, but we're not are we.
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Sure we did. Until we invented weapons.
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While our "habitat" gets bigger and bigger. Reason is humans have no natural habitat, we don't fit in, so we keep building and building trying to create a habitat for us but all we do is screw up every other living things habitat. We suck.
It was all the folks that came from the colonies in the fleet with the Battlestar Galactica. If they hadn't brought Cylons with them and decided to breed with our ancestors, who knows.
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Our youngest son came in the house and told me about a dog with no tags. He was right about no tags, but wrong about dog!
Saw a woman and her teenage daughter make the same mistake. They were so concerned about the lost doggy. Night was coming and the shaggy dog had nowhere to go. "Doggy" was intensely watching them and their little poofy dog with a look that I reserve for candy-coated strippers.

I love coyotes. I usually throw something at them to give them a healthy fear & respect for humans. Beaned one with a water balloon once. Poor guy busted the sound barrier heading for the hills. Think it was a while before he begged again.
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I'm all for the living sustainably bit and in my profession (architecture), it seems that's all we preach anymore. But to claim that humans, or any other species taking over an area is, in any way, outside of natural tendencies, is an expression of ignorance. Organisms take over spaces from other inhabitants constantly. Grasses by a creek can be over run in a very short period of time by mint. The back of my family's farm is being overrun by barberry bushes (and to any of you who plant those dang things as an ornament I say, please come clean off the back of my farm). They're incredibly invasive. Turkeys moving into an area will result in Grouse leaving.

It's totally natural that humans take over certain areas. All species do. I will say that humans live in places we absolutely should not. It seems heartless to point at natural disasters but things like Vesuvius, Katrina, and the Haiti earth quakes are all examples of populations growing and inhabiting areas they should not. Natives in earth quake prone areas knew how to construct. These days, construction techniques known to work elsewhere are applied in areas they shouldn't while traditional methods are discarded. Note the areas of New Orleans that were not extensively damaged versus the ones that were.
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While our "habitat" gets bigger and bigger. Reason is humans have no natural habitat, we don't fit in, so we keep building and building trying to create a habitat for us but all we do is screw up every other living things habitat. We suck.
We "don't fit in"?
We don't fit in because we're smarter animals? Why does one person, such as yourself, get to decide that a better and more efficient, smarter and more powerful animal "does not fit in" ?
When dinosaurs ruled the earth, they ruled the earth. They fit in then. As each animal or classes of animals took/take their place, they fit in because they are here.

Saying something doesn't fit in because they're human is racist and discriminatory and plain out wrong.

We belong here as much as everything else. We just need to take the time and effort to respect others. But Killing humans for the sake of saving animals - well it's a worse idea than killing animals to eat and survive.
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I'm all for shooting them, 4 of them can take down a horse and the can go over any fence like it wasn't there. They rip your pets into pieces while they are still alive. My feeling is if the stay out in the wood I'm fine with them, but if they venture onto my compound to often then they are a problem
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I'm all for shooting them, 4 of them can take down a horse and the can go over any fence like it wasn't there. They rip your pets into pieces while they are still alive. My feeling is if the stay out in the wood I'm fine with them, but if they venture onto my compound to often then they are a problem
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Beautiful in the wild ... scary near your home. Unfortunately their natural habitat is getting smaller and smaller. I've seen a few in town about a km away from our place. Have to be careful with small kids and pets.
I am not seeing them in the City yet, but I know they are here - but they are all over the suburbs and beyond. I used to go out with a guy who lives about 40 minutes from the City - and it was weird to be in a quiet farm house and hear a group of coyotes walk up the road howling and then cut off and go sniffing around the house we were in - and they were loud. Also odd - was the next year we saw - what was an inbreed/mix of a coyote and we wanted to say a fox - in that it was a lanky looking coyote (longish legs too) and red like a fox - and with a very long bushy tail that was bushy with a white tip like a red fox. It was investigating a roadkill by the house.

Many people out that way leave their animals out without a leash, etc (very cool for riding a bicycle let me tell you) and so there is a problem with "packs" of wild/tame dogs there - and inbreeding as well.
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That's not a good angle for a shot and it looks like there is a house behind the target.
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