Classic RTF Regards :cool:
The BIGGER STRONGER more CLEVER barred owl is kicking the weaker spotted owl's ass!!!!:cool:
It's natures way!
How is that weak?
Sort of like the FALCONS over the Saint's.
Didn't someone proclaim the Saints dominace over the Falcons??????
That was weak........
An observation on owls.
I used to trap pigeons and keep them for shot flyers in training. I would take them to the 'ranch' in northern NM were we would mostly shoot them on training days. I say mostly because there were some fly-aways. Over a couple of years a few fly-aways started to inhabit the 'ranch' and our small barn and stable and breed. They also found the small bedroom balcony appealing. I ignored them. Then suddenly on a visit we noticed that we had a mating pair of great-horned owls in residence. Their presence was welcome, as skunks had become a problem.
Last year the few remaining pigeon piles diminished. I cornered the last couple pigeons in the barn this summer and dispatched then with 38 cal. shot shells.
Sadly now the owls have departed seeking greener pastures perhaps. The drought has had a severe effect on all our resident creatures. Even the skunks seem to have fled to the high country.
There are still a few rats and moles and coyotes about, but nothing like usual.
I think I'll trap a few pigeons this winter. I would like to see the owls return. I would like to see some rain or snow too. :(
The lastest in our local paper is how the dusky shark (from the mid-Atlantic to the Gulf Coast) is not doing well in the area, though other sharks are doing fine. So, there will be a new regulation that recreational fisherman cannot take any sharks under 8 feet from nose to fork in the tail. The regulation is currently 6 feet in length.
This isn't going to help the recreational fishing boats at the Jersey shore. According to one captain, it's rare for a dusky shark to get to 8 feet in length. Sharks that do get to 8 feet are generally too large to land, weighing a couple of hundred pounds.
While certainly humans have caused the demise of some species by whimsy, it is possible that Mother Nature arranges for some species to "expire" as part of the bigger picture. For example, maybe it would not be a good thing if dusky sharks were too large a portion of the shark population? Maybe we're just too dumb to know what would happen if their population were too large? Would they then be a danger to some other species?
I have never seen it, sounds um kinda dumb. was it good?