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dbcooper wrote: 20 Aug 2020, 18:22 Wolverine Kits
Oh. For a moment there, I thought it was about how to make your own Logan.
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Aresen wrote: 20 Aug 2020, 18:59
dbcooper wrote: 20 Aug 2020, 18:22 Wolverine Kits
Oh. For a moment there, I thought it was about how to make your own Logan.
Me, too. I envisioned a box of glue-on metal claws.
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While on vacation at Seneca Lake, I saw not only a deer (alive! not roadkill!) but a flock of turkeys crossing a path in front of me, and even an otter swimming in the lake. The last wasn't a great view, but my wife and I were standing overlooking the lake on a night with a full moon, and we saw something making a large wake in the still waters, and some kind of dark, sleek body making the make; my wife said she saw a tail on it as well. When it reached about where the end of a dock was, the thing dived and the wake dissipated. We weren't sure what it was at first, but when we looked up what swimming otters look like, it matched exactly what we saw, and they are present in Seneca and active at night, so I'm 99% sure that's what it was.
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The flock of turkeys in my area will stand in the road and block traffic during hatching season so the youngins can cross the road safely.
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90% sure what you saw was a muskrat.
Deer are overgrown hoofed varmints.

I still like seeing turkeys, even tough they're more common now than in the last century.
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A popular sight off Australia's east coast, Migaloo is the world's first documented all-white humpback whale. Aboriginal elders gave him the name, which means “white fella” in their language.
Migaloo is granted special protection whilst in Australian waters
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Aresen wrote: 17 Apr 2021, 10:30 Migaloo is the world's first documented all-white humpback whale.
Migaloo is granted special protection whilst in Australian waters
I mean of course he is.
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Holy shit. I believe I saw a pair of Cory's Least Bitterns yesterday.
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The visit to the juniper outside my window by a spotted towhee this morning, only the second one I've seen in my lifetime, now seems anticlimactic.
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