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Old 09-22-02, 05:00 PM
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Animal rescue

Talking of pets has anyone any rescue stories?

I rescued a cat from certain death last month. I was walking down to the post with an armful of heavy parcels . On the way this huge irish wolfhound shot past me his teeth inches from this cats rear end.

The cat shot into some bushes in front of me momentarily and re-emerging charging straight for me as fast as his little legs would carry him.
What could I do I could barely see above the parcels and this dog was as big as a horse! It was curtains for ***** for sure so I threw myself down on the dog with both knees hitting him in the chest. He squealed like a stuck pig but got up and leapt off after the cat.The cat just got to a tree inches before the dog's snapping jaws

Just then the dogs owner appeared and I was very apologetic I felt awful about his dog which I noticed had a cut above his eye. But I didn't tell him what I had done. The dog was real friendly and let me pet him. he obviously thought that a 17 stone touch down on top of him was normal behaviour!
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Old 09-22-02, 05:46 PM
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Nicely done.

I'm always getting turtles out of the road. They don't do well battling automobiles. I'd say I've saved 7 since I moved here. Real big ones too. 25 inches in length.
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Old 09-23-02, 12:59 AM
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Jeez that's big Wouldn't want to hit one of those suckers you'd go into orbit!...They must weigh a ton? Where are they going ? to lay eggs somewhere?
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Old 09-23-02, 08:46 AM
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I have no idea where they're heading. These are Florida Leatherbacks and they can be pretty heavy.

I stopped to save a turtle once and it turned out to be a snapping turtle. I hunted up a stick so I could scoot him hockey style across the road (he was right in the middle of the double yellow). As I was walking back to him with a stick I saw some a$$hole eyeing him up, and going out of his way to hit the turtle...which he did. If I even encounter that gentleman I believe I will drill a hole in his femur, attach a cinder block to his leg with a piece of piano wire, and take him for free boat ride...just cuz I'm a nice guy.
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Old 09-23-02, 09:40 AM
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I joined an school friend of mine on one of his nightly Toadwatch patrols.
Endangered Natterjack toads have traditional routes between ponds. We rode up and down a road at one of the crossing points, on an electric powered tricycle with a powerful floodlamp, picking up toads and carrying them across the road.
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Old 09-23-02, 10:44 AM
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I once caught up to a line of stopped cars. I stopped, got out, walked up to the front. There was a snapping turtle ~4 ft across in the middle of the road. Not knowing my grandma's rceipt for turtle soup I carried it acroos the road so we could proceed. This was when I lived in New England I think it was next to an apple orchard in Hudson Mass. I presume the turtle was going to get some apples.

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Old 09-23-02, 11:00 AM
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You got quite the kahunas to pick up a snapper that big. Could have easily taken a finger, and probably much more. But good for you.
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Originally posted by WaltH
If I even encounter that gentleman I believe I will drill a hole in his femur, attach a cinder block to his leg with a piece of piano wire, and take him for free boat ride...just cuz I'm a nice guy.
Let me know if you need any help!
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Old 09-23-02, 12:06 PM
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I joined an school friend of mine on one of his nightly Toadwatch patrols.
Endangered Natterjack toads
I hadn't realised how endangered these little fellas are. I saw a program last week on sky some guy was putting some tadpoles into a secret pond somewhere to try an increase there numbers.

Well done MW your efforts might just be the turning point they need.:thumbup:
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Old 09-23-02, 12:11 PM
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Some of you might be wondering , as I was, what lay behind the asterisks
It was curtains for ***** for sure
Well its puss* or to put it another way *ussy ,p*ssy
I guess this word has been censored out automatically.

In my innocence it never occured to me that it might be taken another way :angel: :angel: :angel:
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Old 09-23-02, 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by WaltH
You got quite the kahunas to pick up a snapper that big. Could have easily taken a finger, and probably much more. But good for you.
Thanks but if you pick them up with your hands betueen their legs and the mouth pointing away from you I don't see how it could have reached me. It sure tried with it's feet cranking hard and head trying to get around - once I set it down it just stayed there as I backed off.

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Old 09-23-02, 01:23 PM
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I suggest you read up on the snappers before you grab another one. Many have the ability to extend their necks out of the shell, and bend them all the way back to bite their own behind. Trust me, I learned the hard way. Lucky for that bugger he was only a foot off the grass covered ground...can you say "hot potato".
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Old 09-24-02, 05:48 AM
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Originally posted by WaltH
I suggest you read up on the snappers before you grab another one. Many have the ability to extend their necks out of the shell, and bend them all the way back to bite their own behind. Trust me, I learned the hard way. Lucky for that bugger he was only a foot off the grass covered ground...can you say "hot potato".
I believe you let it go rather fast. But wow I've never seen one that could go that. Does age/size limit this? His neck would have to be like 4 feet long?

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Old 09-24-02, 06:19 AM
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Last night, while riding home, in the distance, I watched 4 young rooster pheasants come wandering into the roadway. There were no vehicles behind me that would cause them any danger, but there was one approaching from the west. I sped up from my normal liesurly pace, and as I approached, started whistling as loud as could. At this site of this whistling, pedalling specter bearing down upon them, they elected to safely take flight from the scene, and maybe live to fly away again.
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Old 09-24-02, 09:53 AM
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I was cycling back into my village past a queue of cars, and when I got to the front there was a family of ducks and ducklings sitting in the road. All the drivers were just sitting there looking at them, so I tried shoo-ing them off the road. Eventually one car load helped!

They were pretty cute, but infuriatingly determined to be on the road...

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Old 09-24-02, 12:17 PM
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Recently a friend and I found a Blue Heron in a field with a broken wing. We managed to throw a towel over the bird and drove for an hour, on a Saturday night, to Washington State University. We managed to get into their clinic and were told when the bird was released we could be present if we left our number. Unfortunately, we received a call saying they had to put our bird down. The bone in his wing was dead and if they amputated it he could not stand and balance. Even though it didn't work out like we hoped I am sure pleased with all the effort WSU put forth!
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Recently a friend and I found a Blue Heron in a field with a broken wing. We managed to throw a towel over the bird and drove for an hour, on a Saturday night, to Washington State University
well done jeepbikrun I like to think that animals know when we are trying to help them ,like the beached whales etc

It's funny you know I am sure a lot of us would think twice about driving for an hour on a Sat night for a fellow human.

Last week an elderly gent opposite us had a stroke, fell out of his car and collapsed on the road with his foot still caught in the seat belt.
According to witnesses drivers carefully drove around him and left him there!......:confused: makes you wonder don't it!
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Originally posted by earleybird


Last week an elderly gent opposite us had a stroke, fell out of his car and collapsed on the road with his foot still caught in the seat belt.
According to witnesses drivers carefully drove around him and left him there!......:confused: makes you wonder don't it!

I couldn't even imagine this! Did he live?
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Yeh he lived.
Hes a nice old bugger but if you get talking to him you might as well sit down and cancel the rest of your day! Talk! blimey he can talk the paint of your windows.

turns out ha had been taking the wrong amount of medication for his high blodd pressure.
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blodd pressure???/,.......:confused: :confused: wotis rong with my keybald
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by earleybird
[B]Yeh he lived.
Hes a nice old bugger but if you get talking to him you might as well sit down and cancel the rest of your day! Talk! blimey he can talk the paint of your windows.


Makes you wonder if the cars that drove by knew him! - Sorry I couldn't resist. Seriously, that is a very sad story and I still cannot believe people could behave that way.
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Well, I've boosted a few turtles across.....once i moved a big, injured snake off the road, but I probably just prolonged his death--he looked like he had been run over once already.

When I was younger, I took a walk, and found a puppy trapped in a ditch. He had been tied out somewhere with bailing rope, had broken it, and the broken end of rope had gotten all tangled around some willow and cattails in the ditch. Nobody around the area knew where he came from.

I always wish I had been able to keep the poor thing...he was a bit of a wierd, paranoid pup, and ran off after our family dog took a dislike to him and attacked him. The farmer down the road took him in, then gave him to the Humane Society when they couldn't stop him from chasing the chickens and turkeys.
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Hey Joeprim,
Depends on the kind of snapper it is. But yes, the one I was messing with had a neck that was approx. 18 inches long.
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Originally posted by WaltH
Hey Joeprim,
Depends on the kind of snapper it is. But yes, the one I was messing with had a neck that was approx. 18 inches long.
What I always remember is when I was a kid and we had a subscription to Ranger Rick magazine....there was a story in there about a snapping turtle, which said their necks could be up to 3 feet long. This guy in the story hoisted one up by the tail, and it bit his toe off.
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Originally posted by WaltH
Hey Joeprim,
Depends on the kind of snapper it is. But yes, the one I was messing with had a neck that was approx. 18 inches long.
OK I'll be sure to watch his head next time, but I'm pretty sure I did last time. It seemed better than just leaving him there or pushong him with a stick - which he probably would have bitten in half.
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