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Well, he didn't die, but he is wearing dresses nowadays.  hu.gif
That would be really hard to talk about! Lol

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I'd trade my neighbors for Phil's any day... hmm.png
Yeah, you have some real psycho neighbors Ravyn! And we thought country folk were nice....more like the movie Deliverance...
Of course there's lots of good people who live in the country...
post #5372 of 14806

I didn't get to go fishing.

 

I was headed towards home on the interstate and hopped off at a pretty little town called Portland on the Grand River.  I scouted the county park, didn't see anything and wasn't really geared for the rubble bottom in town.  figured I'd try a fishing hole I know this evening.

 

I hopped back on the interstate, and off again when I ran into traffic from a crash.  I ended up on some nice farm roads and gravel roads, just heading east until the road ended, then jogging south and continuing on the next eastbound road.  On flat country like this, you don't need a map, just point and zig zag.

 

On one road just outside of a nameless near-ghost town, I saw two kids riding double on a single seat ATV, no helmets, on the road.   Three strikes already.  They were playing polo with a big turtle on the road.  I nearly ran them down and I think I actually scared them as they bailed off the quad and ran across the ditch into a field.

 

After making sure I wasn't going to get ambushed, I retrieved the turtle, dropped it into the passenger front footwell, and got out of there.  After a few miles the turtle started moving around, so I pulled over to take a look.

 

It's a young male Blanding's turtle, which isn't a common species.  He's probably 15 or 20 years old, and didn't suffer too much from his abuse, I think the gravel spared him.

 

We do have three turtles already, one a road rescue, but this guy needs to go back to the wilderness so I contacted our local nature center to see if they can release him near others of his species.

 

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250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

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post #5373 of 14806
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Originally Posted by Miss Ameraucana View Post

That would be really hard to talk about! Lol
Yeah, you have some real psycho neighbors Ravyn! And we thought country folk were nice....more like the movie Deliverance...
Of course there's lots of good people who live in the country...
I hear banjos.....
post #5374 of 14806
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Originally Posted by WalnutHill View Post

I didn't get to go fishing.

I was headed towards home on the interstate and hopped off at a pretty little town called Portland on the Grand River.  I scouted the county park, didn't see anything and wasn't really geared for the rubble bottom in town.  figured I'd try a fishing hole I know this evening.

I hopped back on the interstate, and off again when I ran into traffic from a crash.  I ended up on some nice farm roads and gravel roads, just heading east until the road ended, then jogging south and continuing on the next eastbound road.  On flat country like this, you don't need a map, just point and zig zag.

On one road just outside of a nameless near-ghost town, I saw two kids riding double on a single seat ATV, no helmets, on the road.   Three strikes already.  They were playing polo with a big turtle on the road.  I nearly ran them down and I think I actually scared them as they bailed off the quad and ran across the ditch into a field.

After making sure I wasn't going to get ambushed, I retrieved the turtle, dropped it into the passenger front footwell, and got out of there.  After a few miles the turtle started moving around, so I pulled over to take a look.

It's a young male Blanding's turtle, which isn't a common species.  He's probably 15 or 20 years old, and didn't suffer too much from his abuse, I think the gravel spared him.

We do have three turtles already, one a road rescue, but this guy needs to go back to the wilderness so I contacted our local nature center to see if they can release him near others of his species.






sorry you didn't get to fish Walnut...I would have loved hearing about it.
I had a big turtle in my yard the other day....don't know what kind it was (not a snapper) but it was just passing through.
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Originally Posted by LittleLakePhil View Post

I hear banjos.....
And so starts the little lake justice!
post #5376 of 14806
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Originally Posted by Miss Ameraucana View Post

That would be really hard to talk about! Lol
Yeah, you have some real psycho neighbors Ravyn! And we thought country folk were nice....more like the movie Deliverance...
Of course there's lots of good people who live in the country...

Country folk are nice, they're great... these aren't country folk... they're RHWTT... and no, I won't spell that out... gig.gif

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Originally Posted by WalnutHill View Post

I didn't get to go fishing.

I was headed towards home on the interstate and hopped off at a pretty little town called Portland on the Grand River.  I scouted the county park, didn't see anything and wasn't really geared for the rubble bottom in town.  figured I'd try a fishing hole I know this evening.

I hopped back on the interstate, and off again when I ran into traffic from a crash.  I ended up on some nice farm roads and gravel roads, just heading east until the road ended, then jogging south and continuing on the next eastbound road.  On flat country like this, you don't need a map, just point and zig zag.

On one road just outside of a nameless near-ghost town, I saw two kids riding double on a single seat ATV, no helmets, on the road.   Three strikes already.  They were playing polo with a big turtle on the road.  I nearly ran them down and I think I actually scared them as they bailed off the quad and ran across the ditch into a field.

After making sure I wasn't going to get ambushed, I retrieved the turtle, dropped it into the passenger front footwell, and got out of there.  After a few miles the turtle started moving around, so I pulled over to take a look.

It's a young male Blanding's turtle, which isn't a common species.  He's probably 15 or 20 years old, and didn't suffer too much from his abuse, I think the gravel spared him.

We do have three turtles already, one a road rescue, but this guy needs to go back to the wilderness so I contacted our local nature center to see if they can release him near others of his species.







Sorry you didn't get to fish today, but looks like you were meant to do something else instead... big_smile.png

Nice save !!!
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post #5377 of 14806
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Originally Posted by LittleLakePhil View Post

sorry you didn't get to fish Walnut...I would have loved hearing about it.
I had a big turtle in my yard the other day....don't know what kind it was (not a snapper) but it was just passing through.
That's sweet Walnut what you did for the turtle. Not many people would have helped the little guy out. Sorry you didn't get to fish..
post #5378 of 14806
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Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

Country folk are nice, they're great... these aren't country folk... they're RHWTT... and no, I won't spell that out... gig.gif
Well, whatever it spells out, it fits your neighbors! Too bad they don't move away!
post #5379 of 14806
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Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post


Country folk are nice, they're great... these aren't country folk... they're RHWTT... and no, I won't spell that out... gig.gif
Sorry you didn't get to fish today, but looks like you were meant to do something else instead... big_smile.png

Nice save !!!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Miss Ameraucana View Post


That's sweet Walnut what you did for the turtle. Not many people would have helped the little guy out. Sorry you didn't get to fish..

 

Fishing hole's not going anywhere.  The turtle needed my help and got it.  Anyone here would do the same.

Walnut Hill Farm

250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

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Walnut Hill Farm

250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

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post #5380 of 14806
I would have only known to put him on the other side of the road...
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