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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by Warren » 21 Apr 2018, 13:34

lunchstealer wrote:
20 Apr 2018, 21:12
Huge quasi-psychedelic squirrels in India.

https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/ind ... l-pictures
They're still vermin.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by thoreau » 06 Jun 2018, 19:21

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by lunchstealer » 06 Jun 2018, 20:42

thoreau wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 19:21
Decapitated snake bites a guy.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canad ... ow_twitter
That's totally a thing. I was warned about that as a kid - possibly in scouts or something but yeah, the bite reflex is controlled by the brain stem and that's still going to be active for some time, since reptile/cold-blooded neurons don't die nearly as quickly as mammalian neurons after blood stops.

Also no cut hed off snek.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by Warren » 07 Jun 2018, 10:45

lunchstealer wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 20:42
thoreau wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 19:21
Decapitated snake bites a guy.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canad ... ow_twitter
That's totally a thing. I was warned about that as a kid - possibly in scouts or something but yeah, the bite reflex is controlled by the brain stem and that's still going to be active for some time, since reptile/cold-blooded neurons don't die nearly as quickly as mammalian neurons after blood stops.

Also no cut hed off snek.
Who makes it past the age of six with having "dead things can still bite/sting" drilled into them? I mean I grew up in the burbs and I've know that since forever.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by Ellie » 07 Jun 2018, 11:02

*raises hand*

But now I know!
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by thoreau » 07 Jun 2018, 13:13

Ellie wrote:
07 Jun 2018, 11:02
*raises hand*

But now I know!
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by Jasper » 07 Jun 2018, 16:04

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by Andrew » 12 Jun 2018, 12:23

On Saturday, I saw a hawk that I think was a Harris' Hawk. Hard to say for sure given all the color variations in hawks, but there are not that many in Arizona in the summer with a dark reddish-brown underside and tail feathers with white tips.

This morning, I saw two hawks of some kind getting hassled by a mixed pack of smaller birds. They had taken refuge in some large trees and all the little birds were fluttering around them. Even with lots of staring, I have no idea what kind they were. They had white leg feathers, so they might have been juveniles of some kind (still plenty large, though).

I'd like more hawks in the neighborhood if they'd eat the feral cats.
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