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Old January 12, 2008   #1
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Default Fish Emulsion...now with bald eagle.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,322313,00.html


Bad taste I know but educational. ...
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Old January 12, 2008   #2
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ewwwwwwwwww. The poor eagles !!
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Old January 12, 2008   #3
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They are much like seagulls in that location.

We chose our national Symbol kind of poorly. The Bald eagle prefers the life of a scavenger over fresh kills but will hunt for fish and small game.
The Golden eagle is a superior hunter and will only feed on fresh kills.


Still the company should be fined heavily for not covering the truck. I bet that was a stinky clean up!


I wonder if that will effect the NPK of the emulsion?
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That’s why Ben Franklin wanted the turkey for the national bird.
If I was running the show I would have made it the Owl, all Owls.
I love Owls, they are a wonderful bird.







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Nice owl Worth! I have one in my neighbor hood, I hear it at night. I wish he would bring some friends to help with the bunny problem my winter leafy green and cole crops were virtually wiped out.
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I would tell a cool story about a Mama Owl a baby Owl and myself but no one would believe it.

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My son in Las Cruces had a piece of land in an industrial area of that city and on one end of the property there was a small hill that had holes all through it about 2in diam. He told me there was owls living in there. I watched all one afternoon just to see them and sure enough there are burrowing owls. They are about 6 or 7 inches tall and look so cute.... I had not heard of that type before and try to get by there and see them whenever I can. 8)
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Worth,

Try me, I might believe you!
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Worth,

Try me, I might believe you!
Well here it goes,
I have always had a special relationship with critters, wild and tame and here is a good example.
Many years ago my wife and I used to go fishing at a place called Barefoot fishing camp at a place called Bend Texas on the Colorado River.
The people that owned it really were named Barefoot.
My folks have known this family for over a hundred years.

We would put up a tent and build a cooking fire and I would put out limb lines and trot lines for catfish.
After all of that was done I would go on a walk.
In the woods along the river you could hear the, what I call Hoot Owls popping their beaks in the trees it’s a noise they make when you are intruding on their territory and they have babies.

One ole Hoot Owl was in the trees and it was popping its beak at me and following me very close.

Then I looked on the ground and saw a baby Hoot owl all tangled up in some briers under a huge tree and there was no way it or the mama could get it out.
I could see the nest way up in this big tree so I got a long stick and proceeded to rescue the baby.
The baby was about half grown and could not fly; it still had its pin feathers.

I pulled and cut the briers back and away so the baby could get its claws around the stick.
During all of this time the mama Hoot Owl was flying around and popping its beak, she was very upset as she thought I was going to eat her baby.

After I got the baby to get on the limb I set the limb down in the middle of the trail and walked away about 30 feet.

The mama Hoot Owl flew down and nuzzled the baby and checked it out.
Then she stood there by the baby and looked at me and HOOTED like she was thanking me.
She didn’t even act scared of me anymore.

She took the baby and flew back to her nest and stood there and hooted again.

I never heard another beak popping the whole time I was in the area after that.

I really do believe that she knew I was no threat to her baby after that and I was welcome in the area.

Many times I have heard from other people my grand father could stand out away from other folks and wild birds would land on him.

I have had a lot of strange bird and critter experiences in my life.

Weird but true.

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Bad taste I know but educational. ...
Yeah, after I had worked in Alaska for a while I came to realize that for practical purposes bald eagles are vultures with good hairdressers and better press agents.

The ravens in Alaska are much smarter than the eagles, and are more highly regarded. If ravens had opposable thumbs, we'd be in big trouble...
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Ha ha. True. We have a thriving raven population on the north slope. They are good at stealing food, from foxes.
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