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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 9:06am (Feb 12th 2008)
     

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    What Bugs do you get where you live ? and how do you deal with them ?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 3:25pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    WAZZA!! That's nearly as bad as the runny poo thread!! We get spiders and I leave the cats or hubby to deal with them. I dread to think what awful things Suzy is going to come back with where she lives!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 6:32pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    We get spiders. Bigguns. Accepted practice is to run around in small circles flapping your hands and shrieking 'ERIIIIIIIIIIIIC!!!!' until it's safe.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 6:49pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     

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    Lady birds are the latest BIG bug pest
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 7:45pm (Feb 12th 2008) edited
     
    There was a HUGE infestation in UK of ladybirds a few years ago.... well when I come to think of it may have been upwards of twenty!

    I remember it had such an impact that I bought a little charm of a ladybird sitting on a devastated leaf for my charm bracelet. Otherwise charm bracelet only has items that are meaningful to events in my life.

    Thinks.... I haven't added anything to the bracelet for a long time. I must be stagnating. A hen would make a good start!
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 10:03pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Surely ladybirds would never be an infestation? They're so cute and lovable! And they eat nasty aphids that kill plants...

    A hen charm sounds great - let us know if you find anything suitable!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 8:52am (Feb 13th 2008)
     
    Now this is a good thread. Bugs need their space too.

    I have a glass and a piece of card with which we chase down (they run away) and pick up any of the massive wolf spiders that are trying to sneak across the floor. Maya wants to hunt them - which I always find worrying.

    And LOTS of beautiful butterflies.

    In California we had tarantulas and black widow spiders.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 10:58am (Feb 13th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Milly ate her first proper slug yesterday since she's been broody...even then i had to tempt her with it by waggling it around on a stick in front of her face :P But she ate it and seemed to enjoy it, which is good as slugs are apparantly very nutritious for chickens :confused:

    They like worms, too, but their favourite creepy crawly has to be woodlice...and in the summer if a fly wanders into their coop they love chasing after it. Tilly gets so absorbed in chasing the fly that she forgets to watch where she's going, and usually ends up charging into the water dispenser or the coop wall...

    We get silverfish which are creepy but cool, earwigs (yack!) and BIG spiders which i don't mind as long as they're not scuttling towards me... :P
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 4:27pm (Feb 13th 2008)
     
    That was the thing when Headless moved to Florida. Here, you get bitten in the garden and think 'ow'. There, you get bitten in the garden and think 'I'm going to die now...'
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 7:28pm (Feb 13th 2008)
     
    We do have some bad spiders here in Washington state, there are Black Widow spiders, Hobo Spiders, and several others that have moved in here as the climate has changed. Thankfully all the poisonous snakes stay on the other side of the Cascade Mountains. This side of the state we only have little garden snakes..I about have heart failure when I see one of those tho, so to me they aren't harmless...I HATE SNAKES!!!!!..I love lizards and frogs however.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 9:46pm (Feb 13th 2008)
     
    Massive ... wolf ... spiders ... I would NOT be chasing them, I'd be running screaming in the opposite direction. Perhaps I'll stay here in little 'ol' England after all!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 8:21am (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    I have a broken big toe (well I did - when I was 9) that didn't really heal right. So, its a constant reminder of that moment when I got out of the tub and a spider fell on my bare back. You know the painting "The Scream?" Followed by running, with spider, through the house. Until I finally tripped and broke my toe. Don't know what happened to the spider.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 3:47pm (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    :crazy: I once got out of bed, put my feet in my slippers and thought I could feel something tickling. Thinking it was a cat hair or something like that I took it off, shook it, and out fell a big spider. Don't think I've ever screamed so much before!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 6:07pm (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    Oo, you're giving me the shudders now...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 7:20pm (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    OMG Kate. OMG! OMG! Shudder. Grab CC's shoulder and dig my fingers in. Eeeeee. Ok, Diane - relax, let it go, breathe.

    Whew. Better.

    That reminds me of coming into my house during college and noticing a slug slime trail INSIDE. I followed it into the kitchen and it disappeared under the fridge. I had just biked home, so seeing the fridge reminded me that I was hungry. I opened the door and got a container of milk. Closed it and there was the slug - stuck to the front of the fridge at eye level. Shrreeeeeeik.

    The next problem was what to do about it. Having no chickens on hand, I got a fork out of the silverware drawer. .... Big mistake. I may have passed out then because I don't actually remember how I got it off the door and out of the house. I'm just here to say; a fork doesn't work.
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 7:44pm (Feb 14th 2008) edited
     
    Oh Dianne....
    Over the years I have spent a lot of moonlight time disposing of slugs from my plants.
    Up to last year I would cut them up with scissors (pair kept just for that !)
    I didn't look once I had the blades in position! It was aways after dark too, so that helped and the morning birds usually took the offered breakfast.

    Last year I bought nematodes, felt it kinder, somehow...
    My own little executioners. Have already put in my order for when the supplier feels the temperatures are right.

    I have an odd one coming into the conservatory recently. Not found any but by the size of their trail they are small.

    There is a huge slime trail up the side of my back door. (Sorry if you are having your tea) It goes all the way up to the guttering.
    I think they go up for the ride down as that pipe is quite querky.
    - can't find the spelling for 'querky'
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 8:57pm (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    We have a slug, tormenting us. It's evidently a weeny one. I say one, but I reckon there's a squad of 'em. In the morning, silver scribble all over the dark red carpet in the front room. Find slug, pop him outside. Job's a good'un. Next morning...silver scribble all over carpet. Find slug, pop him outside...etc., etc., ad infinitum.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 9:09pm (Feb 14th 2008) edited
     
    Slugs are our *state animal* here in Washington. There is even a Slug Festival in the Summer in a little town call Elma. I've always said we should apply to the government to get a grant, to study what all you could make out of Slug Slime, since we have such an abundance of it here. The government gives study grants for such other stupid things. Diane..this would be something you could do with all the spare time you have on your hands (spare time..now that's a joke, huh? Like you have any. ) :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 9:12pm (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    The slime is really strange; because it isn't slime, it's dry, and just brushes off. Can you imagine doing a PhD in Slug Slime Studies...?
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 10:50pm (Feb 14th 2008) edited
     
    Slugs will come back unless you take them about a mile away.
    Homing instinct is strong. I guess that it takes them so long to get the mile home that we just don't recognise ethem !
    We used to mark spiders with the white liquid typewriter eraser. = They come back too !!!

    I will go brush slime tomorrow - interesting.

    Bed now. 7.00 alarm in the morn to go care for grand daughter. Last day... oh I will enjoy switching that alarm off.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 12:24am (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Well, your slug discussion was fascinating - but how do they get through the back door?!!!

    I'm with you on that one Oli - 6.30 alarm (8 min snooze added to that!) then spending the day with Rach and Caitlyn again. Newborn hearing screening tomorrow (oops, today!) Had her this evening while they had a meal out so shattered now. Another late night for me. Goodnight everyone!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 7:38am (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Lynn - now I have to google slug slime to see if anyone has beaten us to it.

    Thanks for all the slug stories women - gripping stuff. Sorry Wazza, I think it was I this, this time, who diverted your thread.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 7:42am (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Unbelievable. I didn't have to go any further and the University of Washington (Seattle.)

    http://www.washington.edu/research/pathbreakers/1990g.html

    Consider the case of the common banana slug. You might not think the slug could be a boon to science. But UW bioengineering professors Pedro Verdugo and Christopher Viney, together with zoology professor Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen, have been studying the properties of slug mucus, and have found it's quite a remarkable substance. Slugs use it for protection and as a sort of slithery railway for transportation. Previously, researchers thought that at the molecular level, slug slime was like a bowl of spaghetti--the more tangled the strands, the thicker the mucus. But in 1993, Verdugo and Viney showed that slug mucus is not random; it is a highly organized polymeric material. Furthermore, when secreted, the polymer absorbs water extremely rapidly—up to 100 times its initial volume. "Add water and stir" takes on explosive proportions when it comes to mucus…

    The researchers foresee many potential applications of slug slime technology in materials science and bioengineering: new drug delivery systems, pollutant traps for sewage treatment plants, and water-based lubricants, for example.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 10:07am (Feb 15th 2008)
     

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    This thread is developing into a great conversation piece..

    I hate slugs they are horrid to my garden, I do however love snails, you do get some cute ones
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 10:48am (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Never noticed that slugs have a different diet to snails. As a group they eat many of my plants. Marigolds they adore.
    I need to be more observant and detect their habits.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 11:21am (Feb 15th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We have a pet Giant African Land Snail - he's still quite young so he's only about 4 inches long and 3 inches wide, he should grow to be about the size of the palm of your hand :)

    When we got him he was as big as your thumb-nail...

    I'll try get pics of him to show you!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 12:40pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I don't particularly like slugs, but after reading Diane's post i have a new respect for them...Snails just seem so much cuter than slugs, though.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 3:16pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     

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    I have a friend who loves to let snails slither all over his hand..... and he talks to them as well ?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 3:47pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Kate, I don't know how they get in either. Catflap?? :shocked:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 6:52pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Ah, a little magnet around their necks to activate it!! :D We saw this snail in Ireland a couple of years ago and hubby snapped it because he thought it was unusual!

    snail
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 7:18pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Why is it unusual? Sorry, I've looked at it for a while but it looks like...a snail. I'm evidently suffering from Fridaynightitis. It isn't drink, because I've given up for Lent...sigh...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 7:39pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    No, it isn't unusual - he'd just never seen one that colour before (the picture doesn't really do it justice). We only get normal brown snails here!

    Ah, DTs setting in are they?! Be playing lots of boogie woogie to cover them up?!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 7:48pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Shaking hands are excellent for boogie woogie. Unfortunately I can't stop shaking enough to open the lid... :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 2:39am (Feb 16th 2008)
     
    Neil - ... of course you have a pet snail. That's excellent.

    Its Lent?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 11:26am (Feb 16th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I wish my dad's snail had a shell like that it's a lovely colour...Sid's shell is just a boring old brown colour. He's still cute though :)

    Has anyone else given anything up for lent?
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 3:08pm (Feb 16th 2008)
     

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    I went to a party in Lincolnshire last year and escargo was on the menue for a party game.. who can eat the most in a set time... eeeeeeeeeeek I did not win.. yeuck
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2008 7:02pm (Feb 17th 2008)
     
    All the squirrels in the front yard here are named Sidney. And they are the same color as your snail. :confused:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 4:22pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    S'funny; I'll eat a jar of cockles but I wouldn't eat a snail...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 6:05pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    What's a cockle? It is like a limpet? (I'm remembering "silver bells and cockle shells..." from a nursery rhyme?)

    I met up with some Australians when I was traveling around Europe - one of the throngs of jeans-clad backpack toting 'Mericans. Anyway, they had a goal of eating the flesh of as many different animals as they could...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 8:02pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    Yes, Australians are like that...that's why we sent 'em away...
    A cockle is a small sea snail...google it! They're put in jars full of vinegar and men with big baskets hawk 'em round the pubs. Or they used to...the last cockles I had came from Sainsbury's (supermarket).
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 8:42pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    A guy I work with has the same goal - he went to Norway or Sweden or somewhere like that and ate Reindeer. There was a herd of them looking through the window at the time. :(
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 8:59pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    Evidently has the sensitivity of a rhino with PMT.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 9:02pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    Give me the Rhino any day.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 9:05pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    I can tell you're fond of him! :)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2008 8:21pm (Feb 19th 2008)
     
    I'd call him a pig but that would insult the pig. I've told you before that my sister spent a year as a reindeer herder right? I'm beginning to repeat myself around here....
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2008 8:50pm (Feb 19th 2008)
     

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    It seems to me that its a BUGS life right now... as spring draws nearer so do the bugs
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2008 10:08pm (Feb 19th 2008)
     
    Oh Wazza. Please don't talk about bugs. They adore me. I must have some special flavour blood.
    One time they made me really ill.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2008 4:12pm (Feb 20th 2008)
     
    Praps there's insect karma, and if they bite you again you'll make THEM really ill...isn't it a shame we can't have Frontline for humans to kill off bugs that bite us!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2008 8:19pm (Feb 20th 2008)
     
    Actually he's usually a really nice bloke, I just don't agree with his diet!

    Did you tell us that before? I don't recall. Its worth a 2nd telling!
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2008 9:00pm (Feb 20th 2008)
     
    Problem with Frontline is that THEY get the first bite!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2008 4:02pm (Feb 21st 2008)
     
    No, the vets get the first bite when they sell it to us!
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2008 8:03pm (Feb 21st 2008)
     
    Ah yes. Just got into the vet's claws. One of our Burmese cats is not well. Eating OK but looks awful and has that eyelid coming across. Yuk.
    Had a double injection but still looks wierd and off it.
    Appointment at 8'30am = that b...'s up the schoolrun. Will the school swallow the reason for late child is a visit to the vet >
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2008 9:37pm (Feb 21st 2008)
     
    Yes, if you send the sprog in with a bandage on its leg!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2008 1:53am (Feb 25th 2008)
     
    Come on. Y'all must have more bugs than those which have been reported so far! Think of the hens. My guess? THIS would be the most interesting thread to them. :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2008 7:51pm (Feb 26th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    My little cousin once found a huge grub, like a moth caterpillar or something, and it was so big he thought it was a snake and panicked. He came running into the house yelling about a poisonous snake, and it actually turned out to be grub... :D

    The people at the school would have to be really evil to not accept that a kid's late to school because they took a poorly animal to the vets, Oli... :confused: Did everything work out in the end?
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2008 9:37pm (Feb 26th 2008)
     
    Yes. I took the cat to the vets.
    Mum took the kid to school.

    I wanted to send her to school with one of those plastic bucket things on her neck.

    Cat still not well but vet assures it is a self-imiting virus and should be OK by next week.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2008 11:10pm (Feb 26th 2008)
     
    Did the vet give you anything for it? (the cat, not the child!) Burmese are such handsome cats - love 'em!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2008 8:52am (Feb 27th 2008)
     

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    I will be getting the greenhouse out of winter mode soon... spring time and Bug time
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2008 11:48pm (Feb 27th 2008)
     
    Time to get out your close up camera lens Wazza!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2008 9:02am (Feb 28th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    yes indeed......
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2008 2:17pm (Feb 28th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I dread to think what we'll get pictures of!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th, 2008 9:20am (Feb 29th 2008)
     

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    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/?action=view&current=Sp008.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/Sp008.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    This fancy Bug got stuck on the front of my car the other week...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th, 2008 9:54pm (Feb 29th 2008)
     
    Waaaaaaahaha...I love your "Bug", Wazza!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2008 12:33am (Mar 1st 2008)
     
    Excellent :)
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2008 8:01am (Mar 7th 2008)
     

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    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/?action=view&current=Detail3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/Detail3.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2008 8:03am (Mar 7th 2008)
     
    EWWWWWWY...I hate spiders!!!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2008 8:03am (Mar 7th 2008)
     

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    But he / She is cute
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2008 8:04am (Mar 7th 2008)
     

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    I have just noticed something my pet spider has apparently lost a leg ?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2008 9:01am (Mar 7th 2008)
     
    I bet this is really a teeny weeny spider and just looks big on our screens. Though I am glad I only have a small screen.
    I have a couple of very long legged spiders living in the coving in my lounge.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 5:03am (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    That looks like a wolf spider - is it? Yes, minus one long leg.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 6:11pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    Fortunately I saw it loading and scrolled down as fast as I could before it materialised fully. Next time I see you, Wazza, you're in for slapped legs.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:49pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I don't mind spiders as long as they're not scuttling towards me...that one's quite pretty, lovely stripy legs
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:50pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    LALALALALALALALALA....can't HEAR you....LALALALALALALALALALALA...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2008 10:49am (Mar 9th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's a shame you can't see it's many little beady eyes staring at us though, that would make it so much better...and of course those pointed little fangs that spiders have...

    :fingersear:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2008 3:39pm (Mar 9th 2008)
     
    Are spiders to CC the same as runny poo to Diane?!!!!! :D
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2008 7:00pm (Mar 9th 2008)
     
    No. She finds Runny Poo distasteful. I find sp*ders plain bloody frightening...
    Tuning a nursery school piano (thought I'd died and gone to hell) when to compound my misery, the biggest, hairiest sp*der crawled out and sat on the keys, looking at me malevolently. I know you aren't supposed to show fear in front of brats in case you inflict your own fears upon them, so I dithered...
    'Oo, pider', said passing brat, interested.
    'Mmm'.
    And the brat PICKED IT UP, nudis manibus!!! Legs poking out between his fingers.... *shudder*:shocked:
    'Why don't you show him what's in the garden?' I quavered...and he did, thank God.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2008 7:17pm (Mar 9th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh, i thought you were going to say he ate it :D
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2008 7:54pm (Mar 9th 2008)
     
    CC, I see you feel the same way about spiders as I do...I hate the sight of them. I break into a cold sweat, when I see them in the house. :sad: I was afraid you were going to say that he ate it too.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2008 8:09pm (Mar 9th 2008)
     
    I wouldn't have let it eat the sp*der; I don't like them, but I can't bear cruelty to them. It's not their fault I'm stupid!! :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2008 10:52pm (Mar 9th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh god i thought when you were saying 'it' you were referring to the spider, i was so confused ... :-\
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 6:14am (Mar 10th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Do people eat Spiders then ?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:00pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    No, but brats do.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:46pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    Now if the brat had been a couple of years older it would've screamed and started all the others screaming, and they'd have run around and cried, all that sort of thing. Good job it (spider) didn't let it along the keyboard towards you!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 9:04pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    I would've legged it towards the door!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 11:11pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I once ate a worm :-\
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 5:03am (Mar 11th 2008)
     
    Red..A worm????...tell me you are just joking.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 7:16am (Mar 11th 2008)
     
    They're different Oop North... :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 2:08pm (Mar 11th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    No, not joking...i was a little kid and thought it'd be a good idea to...um...eat a worm :o

    Can i just say, i was a very weird child :smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 6:19pm (Mar 11th 2008)
     
    Still are, dahling! :flowers: Comes of hanging around with us lot...!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 6:54pm (Mar 11th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    If you didn't have those flowers to whack me with, i would have jumped on you by now... :devil:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 9:37pm (Mar 11th 2008)
     
    They're full of protein apparently! Explains why she gets on so well with chickens though!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2008 9:13am (Mar 12th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    and it wiggled and wiggled and wiggled inside her:crazy:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2008 3:18pm (Mar 12th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    ew :X
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2008 6:36pm (Mar 12th 2008)
     
    Well, they say women are called birds because they pick up worms... :jumping:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 12:31am (Mar 13th 2008) edited
     
    LOL - CC good thing Shobhna's on here now, to soothe Wazza's ruffled feathers.

    Red, did you chew or just slurp it down? Poor little worm - must have been a hell of an experience on her end.

    You know that factoid - that every atom on earth has been through the digestive tract of a worm?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 12:33am (Mar 13th 2008)
     
    I was once playing with a lizard when it dropped its tail - as they do when being harassed by predators. I didn't know that though. So, the neighborhood kids, my sisters and I had a funeral for the tail.
    • CommentAuthorPeter16
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 8:01am (Mar 13th 2008)
     
    hahahaha, a funeral
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 5:38pm (Mar 13th 2008)
     
    A sad tail...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 6:17pm (Mar 13th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    ^ ^ ^ :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 6:39pm (Mar 13th 2008)
     
    Yes, maybe I should compose an Haiku for it...

    :P