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Reply #90
So fragile and yet so resilient. Great picture Longhair.
Thanks!
I agree too. They are amazingly tough creatures. Anything that can live out in the elements year-round has my respect.
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Reply #91
Yesterday morning I got up and happened to see a woodchuck in my side yard. So even before my first cup of coffee or first smoke I grabbed my Ruger Precision Rimfire (suppressed) crept out on my deck, and shot him in the head. Buzzards gotta eat, so I took him out front and tossed him in the road. Well, to my surprise nothing touched him all day. Nobody even ran him over with a car/truck/tractor....until this morning.



After getting smushed this morning by someone, a buzzard did stop by briefly, but then he was gone and I figured that what was left would just get ground up and feed flies. WRONG! I looked out a few minutes ago and this was what I saw.


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Reply #92
Cool
Dave

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Reply #93
Nice
11X Grandfather
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Reply #94
I wasn't aware that BE's will eat carrion.  Great pic!

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Reply #95
I wish that the pics were clearer, but that's what I get for taking them with an auto-focus camera through a dirty window.
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Reply #96
Not the best images but I was playing an owl call in my back yard and got a pair of Barred Owl's panties in a knot for a bit :D .




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Reply #97
I wish that the pics were clearer, but that's what I get for taking them with an auto-focus camera through a dirty window.

Looks pretty darn good to me.  He busted you BTW. ;D

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Reply #98
Not the best images but I was playing an owl call in my back yard and got a pair of Barred Owl's panties in a knot for a bit :D .
Owls are too cool! And those are GREAT pics!
Someday I'll relate a funny hunting story that involves owls and almost caused my demise.
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Reply #99
I wasn't aware that BE's will eat carrion.  Great pic!
These raptors are adaptors. They are a regular feature on car killed deer around here all year around.
I think there are more bald eagles around than anytime in modern history. They have evolved from predators to scavengers maybe because of improper management of other species.  We all know how some groups like to "manage" to their liking and often try to remove man from the balance of nature.  The absence of trapping in some areas have caused wild swings in the food chain due to overpopulation & then disease. Wiping out nearly whole populations of prey in a cycle leaves predators that survive not much choice.  Improper forest management in some areas is also a contributor, again a product of the agenda based culture leaking out of our universities.
True science is being ignored in many facits of our lives by this "me" generation.
Tough getting anyone to look at the big picture.

But I do love seeing the eagles!
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Reply #100
These raptors are adaptors. They are a regular feature on car killed deer around here all year around.
I think there are more bald eagles around than anytime in modern history. They have evolved from predators to scavengers maybe because of improper management of other species.  We all know how some groups like to "manage" to their liking and often try to remove man from the balance of nature.  The absence of trapping in some areas have caused wild swings in the food chain due to overpopulation & then disease. Wiping out nearly whole populations of prey in a cycle leaves predators that survive not much choice.  Improper forest management in some areas is also a contributor, again a product of the agenda based culture leaking out of our universities.
True science is being ignored in many facits of our lives by this "me" generation.
Tough getting anyone to look at the big picture.

But I do love seeing the eagles!

A very similar thing has happened over here with our wedge tail eagle. Be fore covid and I could go to matches I was driving across the Hay plains and in the space of a couple of hours I'd seen more eagles than I had in the pass 2 or 3 year's. All eating road kill.
 Talking to a mate that managers his family farm, he was saying they shoot kangaroos every few days to feed them so they don't kill live stock.