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Started by mongers, November 07, 2012, 08:35:17 PM

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I usually got 3-4 blacktail deer within 50 or so meters of the house on any given evening year round. All I would have to do step out on the deck and shoot. It would be venison in the freezer. But I have deemed my 3 acres a demilitarized zone. So they get a pass.
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katmai

Quote from: mongers on November 07, 2012, 08:35:17 PM


Odd to see much a beast in a relatively densely populated area.

Pfft, while walking my dog last night came across a Bull Moose traipsing around looking for some food in downtown Anchorage.
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Syt

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Brazen

We have muntjack deer (descended from escapees from Woburn safari park in 1925) in our local park, making eerie barking noises. In summer there was a jay just outside my back door and a green woodpecker when I came out the front door. In spring, the bit of the New Rover Loop I live on is like a sample set of British water birds and their babies, including herons.  I love my bit of the suburbs.  :bowler:

katmai

Quote from: Syt on December 07, 2012, 12:11:14 AM
Did you eat it?

I did not, i let it go on it's merry way after i shut up my silly dog that want to bark at it.
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Brazen

Quote from: katmai on December 07, 2012, 04:55:37 AM
I did not, i let it go on it's merry way after i shut up my silly dog that want to bark at it.
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mongers

Pretty waterlogged around here, what with living in a river valley.

Couldn't do much today, as I had three fillings at the dentist and the drugs took ages to wear off, couldn't make a business proposal to someone whilst soundings like a mummer.

So instead I went up valley to check on the state of the river, great fun, cycling through the floods and negotiating the fords, actually a nice mild, not too windy afternoon, just a bit drizzly at times. 

Of course every other person in town is going loopy, OMG the floods, doom I say etc.  Forgetting this has and should happen at least every other year, it's what British weather and rivers do.   :bowler:
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CountDeMoney

Quote from: mongers on December 06, 2012, 07:11:48 PM
There's a Great White Egret in the meadows here, I knew it must be rare, given the number of twitchers that have been plodding up and down the lane the last couple of days.   :)

It probably wants to be left the fuck alone.

mongers

Quote from: CountDeMoney on December 20, 2012, 03:20:26 PM
Quote from: mongers on December 06, 2012, 07:11:48 PM
There's a Great White Egret in the meadows here, I knew it must be rare, given the number of twitchers that have been plodding up and down the lane the last couple of days.   :)

It probably wants to be left the fuck alone.

Yeah, it's not exactly rare, maybe I should spray paint one of the local herons white ? 
To my eye it would then be the exact same bird.   :cool:
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mongers

I knew it was 'bad', but I didn't know it was this bad, I've not owned and driven a car for 14 years 5 months ! :gasp:

It get worse, I'd always thought of myself as a car owner/driver type person before I gave them up and decided to use bikes and public transport.

It turns out on examining historic business records/receipts (you have to keep them for nearly decades in the UK), it wasn't really a consistent pattern, there were lots of little few month periods when I did without or had company vehicles to borrow when needed. 

So in total I've only been a car/vehicle driver for 8 1/2 years of my adult life and I've been qualified to drive for more than 26 1/2 years.   :blush:

On the bright side, hopefully Garbon will never talked to me again.  :P
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Maladict

I was always looking forward to getting a car so much. Then I turned 18 and didn't have any money to get a license.
Then when I did have the money I couldn't be bothered, and now, at 33, I still don't care.  :)

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mongers

Quote from: Maladict on December 24, 2012, 09:42:54 AM
I was always looking forward to getting a car so much. Then I turned 18 and didn't have any money to get a license.
Then when I did have the money I couldn't be bothered, and now, at 33, I still don't care.  :)

:thumbsup:

Though it can be a bit of a disadvantage living in a rural area or in a part of Europe without a thoughout/intergrated transport system.  :bowler:
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Richard Hakluyt

I'm holding out till those driverless cars become available to the general public  :cool:

merithyn

We've been without a car for just under a year now. We rent or borrow a car when necessary, but otherwise, we generally do okay. That being said, because I can't ride a bike, I'm usually relegated to walking when the busses aren't running/don't go where I need to be, which is often very slow. An hour commute on foot when it could be a 10-minute drive or a 20-minute bike ride can become a serious detriment to my going at all, which is annoying.

I desperately want a car once we can afford one again, but Max is dead-set against it. I want to be able to travel on a whim, something that is just impossible without a vehicle. Max doesn't think the expense is worth it. I rarely push for anything, but on this one, I will be. I'm all for public transportation and walking, but there is a limit and I think I've reached it.  :mad:
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