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The deer, parrot, or any other animal, thread

28 Aug 2017 22:38

Wasn't sure where to put this, deer are obviously neither dogs nor cats. And a parrot falls absolutely nowhere within anything of anything. But...

I get to keep four young bucks and a mom and her Bambi as wild "pets", place I'm house sitting at at the moment has a whole bunch of them in the apple orchard. The deer are completely free and on the loose, but still very tame, once you see them up-close they are such majestic animals.

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The parrot, well, that's a different story. (I tried to teach him some bad words, but after day 3 he is still only singing the same tune.)

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So let's have it, you weirdos! While not keen on reptiles I'm sure some of you are keeping them as pets.
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28 Aug 2017 23:00

Wait, wait, wait... something is happening with the parrot here. He starts bopping up and down when I play Funky Town.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsFkVhrtTb0

Is this a good thing? Should I not be doing this? :confused:
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29 Aug 2017 02:32

Okay, okay, just for you cat lovers out there... I'm taking care of a couple outdoor cats as well while on this wildlife safari gig. One of the kitties is just outright feral, but she's very sweet. In this pic she's just waiting to be fed. :)

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Update: Am not sure why the piccy of this lovely animal won't show up in this post. She's very cute, I promise. :(
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29 Aug 2017 02:49

But back to the latest love of my life now... this buck is just gorgeous! Wish I could take him home with me, right now he's just resting under the apple trees in the orchard.

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It's really fascinating for me to observe these deer, the bucks especially... their antlers aren't really symmetrical. How is this in any way aero? (As a completely unaccomplished cyclist I don't get this.)
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29 Aug 2017 03:06

And now back to you cat lovers before I bid you all good night... here's a pic of the other wild kitty that regularly requests to be fed. He's very skittish, but when it's food time he always comes around.

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31 Aug 2017 21:10

I look at the deer photos and think of one word: Venison.
Deer meat is awesome.
Maybe you should take one out and tell the home owners it got hit by a car.
Good eatin', I tell ya!
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01 Sep 2017 19:15

the delgados wrote:I look at the deer photos and think of one word: Venison.
Deer meat is awesome.
Maybe you should take one out and tell the home owners it got hit by a car.
Good eatin', I tell ya!


Methinks venison tastes rather primitive even after countless hours of preparation. Wouldn't bother with the stuff. Perhaps thats why its so cheap around here.

Anyway, TR, I do have some living creatures around here. A wild cat I took in as a kitten seems more like a cross between a natural born killer and a dog these days. Hitting 7 years soon.

There are plenty of deer around, but the area is hence off to protect the roses and other plants/trees.

Other creatures involves a handsome fox, at least two hedgehogs, many birds including owls, various frogs, bats, and an ants nest or two.

As I have a walnut tree, there are always squirrels around. Fighting and screaming.

Not really a fan of "domesticated" animals and the parrot situation.......
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01 Sep 2017 20:08

the delgados wrote:I look at the deer photos and think of one word: Venison.
Deer meat is awesome.
Maybe you should take one out and tell the home owners it got hit by a car.
Good eatin', I tell ya!
Why, I NEVER! :mad:

But seriously, I don't mind hunting as long as people eat what they kill. (I realize culling is also necessary if the animals are diseased.)

The last time I ate venison (have been mostly vegetarian for decades now) I thought it tasted funky. It's an acquired taste, I suppose.
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01 Sep 2017 20:12

Dazed and Confused wrote:
Anyway, TR, I do have some living creatures around here. A wild cat I took in as a kitten seems more like a cross between a natural born killer and a dog these days. Hitting 7 years soon.

There are plenty of deer around, but the area is hence off to protect the roses and other plants/trees.

Other creatures involves a handsome fox, at least two hedgehogs, many birds including owls, various frogs, bats, and an ants nest or two.

As I have a walnut tree, there are always squirrels around. Fighting and screaming.



Not really a fan of "domesticated" animals and the parrot situation.......
I wasn't thrilled about the parrot situation either. He stays caged (which may explain why he gets so aggressive when you approach him), to me birds are meant to be free to fly.

Except for the ants the rest of your post sounds cool.
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01 Sep 2017 21:42

Tricycle Rider wrote:
Dazed and Confused wrote:
Anyway, TR, I do have some living creatures around here. A wild cat I took in as a kitten seems more like a cross between a natural born killer and a dog these days. Hitting 7 years soon.

There are plenty of deer around, but the area is hence off to protect the roses and other plants/trees.

Other creatures involves a handsome fox, at least two hedgehogs, many birds including owls, various frogs, bats, and an ants nest or two.

As I have a walnut tree, there are always squirrels around. Fighting and screaming.



Not really a fan of "domesticated" animals and the parrot situation.......
I wasn't thrilled about the parrot situation either. He stays caged (which may explain why he gets so aggressive when you approach him), to me birds are meant to be free to fly.

Except for the ants the rest of your post sounds cool.


The ants nest is located 12 feet from the corner of the porch, but they have never operated near the house as I can tell (outside of the occasional single investigating encounter). Harmless stuff.
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The ants nest is located 12 feet from the corner of the porch, but they have never operated near the house as I can tell (outside of the occasional single investigating encounter). Harmless stuff.
I guess it depends on the type of ant. My bro stepped into a red ant nest down in Texas once, he ended up in the ER due to anaphylactic shock.

The little black kitchen ants we get in my area I don't mind too much. (Just don't like it when they get all over any exposed food/fruit.)
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01 Sep 2017 22:09

Tricycle Rider wrote:
Dazed and Confused wrote:
The ants nest is located 12 feet from the corner of the porch, but they have never operated near the house as I can tell (outside of the occasional single investigating encounter). Harmless stuff.
I guess it depends on the type of ant. My bro stepped into a red ant nest down in Texas once, he ended up in the ER due to anaphylactic shock.

The little black kitchen ants we get in my area I don't mind too much. (Just don't like it when they get all over any exposed food/fruit.)


Not sure about the "type" here, but they seem non lethal.
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03 Sep 2017 02:42

Tricycle Rider wrote:
the delgados wrote:I look at the deer photos and think of one word: Venison.
Deer meat is awesome.
Maybe you should take one out and tell the home owners it got hit by a car.
Good eatin', I tell ya!
Why, I NEVER! :mad:

But seriously, I don't mind hunting as long as people eat what they kill. (I realize culling is also necessary if the animals are diseased.)

The last time I ate venison (have been mostly vegetarian for decades now) I thought it tasted funky. It's an acquired taste, I suppose.


So I guess you don't want my quick and easy recipe for a truly great venison meal.
Fine, then. Saves you buying a rifle.
Maybe Dazed and Confused would be interested. I was given some venison along with a recipe a while back, and it was delicious.
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