State Of The Art 2018-08-14

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State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by lake_wrangler » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:42 pm

First rule is, never get involved in a land war in Asia.

The second, slightly less known rule, is never mess with the garden, when Katherine is on watch!

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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by Opus the Poet » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:52 pm

Squirrel, it's what's for dinner. Does Katherine know how to make dumplings?
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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by Dave » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:31 am

Opus the Poet wrote:Squirrel, it's what's for dinner. Does Katherine know how to make dumplings?
Considering how capable a person she has turned out to be, I'm sure that she does.

The real question is, are the dumpls ready to be harvested yet? Even Kath can't do much with unripe dumpls.

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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by DilyV » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:14 am

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That look on Kath's face in the last panel!!!

Castela: "Awww mom!!! Not Squirrel again!!!"

Although calling it a Squirrel in Kath's eyes is being generous... Yard Rat being the most likely phrase for them in her vocabulary...
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Post by jwhouk » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:21 am

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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by FreeFlier » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:56 am

DilyV wrote: . . . Although calling it a Squirrel in Kath's eyes is being generous... Yard Rat being the most likely phrase for them in her vocabulary...
Tree Rat.

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Post by Just Old Al » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:51 am

FreeFlier wrote:
DilyV wrote: . . . Although calling it a Squirrel in Kath's eyes is being generous... Yard Rat being the most likely phrase for them in her vocabulary...
Tree Rat.

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Anyone cares to try their luck with the wretched things, I have several dozen of the that travel through my back yard on a regular basis. Between them, the birds, the turkeys, groundhogs, raccoons and the occasional mangy fox...it’s not a quiet place.

Leave the hummingbirds alone, though.
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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by Sgt. Howard » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:02 pm

Just Old Al wrote:
Anyone cares to try their luck with the wretched things, I have several dozen of the that travel through my back yard on a regular basis. Between them, the birds, the turkeys, groundhogs, raccoons and the occasional mangy fox...it’s not a quiet place.

Leave the hummingbirds alone, though.
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Post by Dave » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:55 pm

Sgt. Howard wrote:It takes four or five of the wretched things to fill a plate- I use my .22 Gamo air rifle, as it is the cheapest to operate and will kill them rather nicely. They do well with teriyaki...
Ah - a celebrity in the kitchen! Rocky, the frying squirrel!

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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by FreeFlier » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:26 pm

I don't mind the red squirrels . . . the california gray squirrels, OTOH . . .
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Post by Just Old Al » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:27 pm

Dave wrote:
Sgt. Howard wrote:It takes four or five of the wretched things to fill a plate- I use my .22 Gamo air rifle, as it is the cheapest to operate and will kill them rather nicely. They do well with teriyaki...
Ah - a celebrity in the kitchen! Rocky, the frying squirrel!
Batter up!

Chomp, chomp, chomp...PTOO! Damn goggles...chomp, chomp...
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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by Drakkenmensch » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:50 pm

I have a friend in Missouri who tells me they taste like hazelnut. Sounds yummy.

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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by FreeFlier » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:11 pm

Drakkenmensch wrote:I have a friend in Missouri who tells me they taste like hazelnut. Sounds yummy.
Must have a hazelnut grove nearby.

Up here they tend to taste like pine.

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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by eee » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:33 pm

I wonder how she's managing to terminate them. Unless they''re morons or tamed, squirrels just don't stand there as humans approach. And they CAN move fast.

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Post by Opus the Poet » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:51 am

eee wrote:I wonder how she's managing to terminate them. Unless they''re morons or tamed, squirrels just don't stand there as humans approach. And they CAN move fast.
I had an uncle that thought he wounded a squirrel when we were out hunting and chased it down and snapped its neck. When we were field dressing the animal we looked really hard for where it was shot and there were no holes in the hide, he had chased down a healthy squirrel that had missed a step with all the excitement and fallen from a tree unharmed. :ugeek:
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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by jwhouk » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:55 am

Two words: packing heat.
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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by FreeFlier » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:52 am

Squirrels aren't smart.

Also, as I understand it, one of the problems squirrels have with cars is that they can't really see them . . . nothing in a squirrel's world moves that fast! (This is also how some birds of prey catch squirrels.)

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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by TazManiac » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:51 pm

I can attest to that; I had one run out in the edge of the two lanes going in my direction,
stop,
and just as we passed by- dashed under the car to get his head smooshed by the rear tire.

I couldn't have timed it any better.

I felt pretty bad about it too... If he had just stayed pat, he'd have been OK.

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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by Alkarii » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:55 pm

I don't know, some of the squirrels around here will actually turn around and run when a car approaches.
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Re: State Of The Art 2018-08-14

Post by Warrl » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:58 pm

Ground squirrels, gophers, and the like run for their nearest hole - even if that means running into the path of the vehicle that they want to hide from.

Deer are generally smart enough to figure out that those big noisy things stay on the hard path with no plants, so if THEY are NOT on said path they are safe. (There are an estimated 3,000 deer - mostly mule deer, which are one of the larger varieties - living inside Missoula city limits. I've only seen five in the past month.)

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