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Old 14 June 2011, 18:38
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we are being INFUCKINGVADED by chipmunks.
Bill Murray's character in Caddyshack comes to mind......





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Old 14 June 2011, 18:54
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It's insane, I've never seen so many... Ever.
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Old 14 June 2011, 19:19
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Old 14 June 2011, 19:57
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The hawks'll be happy this winter....which reminds me,,

My wife loves to go for daily walks on a wooded trail in the back. One day she's shuffling along, head down earphones in when plop....a half eaten squirrel drops out of the sky right at her feet. Startled, she looks up and see's a big ol' hawk staring down at her with a 'thats right, I'm bad, whatcha gonna do about it?' look....sumbitch tried to drop a rodent on my old lady....I tell ya the animals are pushin' back....
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Old 14 June 2011, 21:23
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Seriously.... There is a lot more to this... The movement of cougars and other predators are all part of a much larger plan......

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The Deer Resistance Movement

This is a topic I have spent years researching. Many people believe that deer are the cute Bambi like the creatures shown in Disney movies. But I have discovered something far more sinister. For some years now the deer have been quietly organizing. The first clue to this activity was the appearance of crop circles in the mid western US. While the later circles seem to be the product of pranksters and DOD experimental aircraft; the original cause was the clandestine meetings of deer organizers and their rallies to attract followers. Why else would they be in the middle of grain and cornfields?

There have also been reports in months past of funding for this deer insurgency being funneled through the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). ALF is actually a violent splinter group of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Some believe that some ALF acts are directly the responsibility of PETA. The separation of the two organizations, with however thin a veil, continues to protect PETA and allows it to retain an appearance of legitimacy. Also it enables ALF to maintain a ‘hold’ on PETA for funding. PETA is using the funds derived from the sales of the video game ‘Deer Avenger’ and its sequels to fund this ALF sponsored insurgency. The money is paid to a fictional game development company that funnels the money through a Cayman Islands account to an account in Liechtenstein (which has REAL strict laws on banking privacy, not like the Swiss). From there the accounts can be traced to banks in Hong Kong, Ireland, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Kyrgyzstan. Funds from the Middle Eastern sources though have seemed to be inflated or ‘enhanced’ from sources unknown at this time.

ALF distributes the funds through local operatives using a system of dead drops, bogus PayPal accounts, and bogus business billings on a variety of environmental organizations sponsored credit cards. The spread of this funding nation wide accounts for the rise seen in deer ‘communications’ in recent years. It’s not deer herds that can be seen moving at night; but heavily escorted deer couriers. This aids in the defeat of electronic surveillance. Along with that comes another deer misconception. There are supposedly herds of deer living in urban/suburban areas now. These are not deer herds these are R&S detachments masquerading as herds. You can tell the difference as a R&S Tm will have a membership of less than six while a herd will have upwards of 30 or members. The exception to that could be when a number of R&S teams RV to liaison and share information (seldom done.)

The Deer Resistance movement seems to be increasing in Direct Action suicide strikes in recent years no doubt inspired by the suicide bombings in Israel. The state of Michigan has reported instances numbering over 10,000 ‘deer-auto incidents a year for several years running now. The statistics on these incidents began to be kept on this during the Clinton administration. At the same time the suburban growth and sprawl supposedly lead to large-scale elimination of deer homelands. Include in this over eight years of domestic neglect of domestic and foreign intelligence (see “Betrayal” by Bill Gertz) there can little doubt as to why it has not been detected. Also the conditioning of America to believe that animals are ‘dumb’ just aids in the concealment and incongruity that this is greeted with. Recent experiments in Europe, the former Soviet Union, China, and certain US government labs have proven that animals are much more capable of understanding human communication than was thought. (You thought the dolphins the Navy trained to hunt infiltrators using SCUBA or other personal submersible gear were ‘just playing a game.’ Or more startling what about the Orca that was ‘freed’ a few years ago and shows up in Norway (?) to hang out with the locals? He had been acclimated so intently to human culture the other Orca’s wouldn’t accept him.)

Its only a matter of time before these deer attacks become more and more blatant. Recent reports of unknown intruders at various airports, nuclear power plants, and military facilities mean that the deer are becoming more confident in their ability to ingress/egress without suspicion. It’s also possible that Islamic Radical groups have aligned themselves with ALF or PETA, much in the way that other terror groups have cooperated in the past. This would then give the Islamic terrorists the PERFECT recon tool to penetrate the most secure installations in the US.

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Old 15 June 2011, 12:12
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The 180-200 lb cats mentioned by someone earlier must be frickin' huge.

We have an estimated 4-5,000 mountain lions in Colorado and the male cat average is 150lbs and about 8 feet in length. Females drop 10 lbs and a foot.

I was doing some research once and found sightings of jaguars in Colorado. IIRC, the last sighting was in 1932 or something like that. Like X-RGR said...cats like to roam.
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Couple buddies and I were camping up in the Poconos in the Lake Wallenpaupack area last summer and took a walk through the woods at night to get to a little pond we fish and we got stakled by a cat. Had to be a cat because nothing else could have kept its head that still moving in the terrain we were in (seemed like the eyes were on a wire just floating along).

It was maybe 75 meters off through the woods up and a small rocky ridge and never came any closer. We were only able to catch the eyes in the beam of a flashlight.

Whatver it was it was big judging by the distance between its eyes, and it never took it's eyes off of us as it paralleled our route.

We all had pretty much agreed at the time that it was probably a big curious bobcat but now I wonder.
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Old 15 June 2011, 17:35
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you can hunt from your back deck with a bow and arrow....what's better then that?
The town where I coach, which is only 25 miles from Hartford (and with the best strip joint going ) I see guys headed out walking from their houses to their deer stands in the afternoon.

Mike I have heard of reports of wild dogs off and on here, but not anything recent...
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I mentioned the big cats in an earlier post. I get google new alerts about mountain lions every day. They are beautiful animals, but their territories are being reduced, the result is more competition for food and increased straying into populated areas. In California hunting was stopped in I believe 1990 the result is now the population in Ca is over 6000 and growing.

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Old 16 June 2011, 14:42
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I mentioned the big cats in an earlier post. I get google new alerts about mountain lions every day. They are beautiful animals, but their territories are being reduced, the result is more competition for food and increased straying into populated areas. In California hunting was stopped in I believe 1990 the result is now the population in Ca is over 6000 and growing.

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Can you herd them towards Berkely?
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We have them here in Virginia. A few are seen every year but DGIF denies they are here.
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The Deer Resistance Movement
First we had cows with guns, and now we have deer with intent!
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Old 16 June 2011, 17:13
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Very funny Oldpogue, I did my best but they shot it!!!

http://www.ktvu.com/news/24829004/detail.html

Police Shoot Mountain Lion In Berkeley's 'Gourmet Ghetto'

Posted: 12:27 pm PDT August 31, 2010Updated: 10:22 am PDT September 1, 2010
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Berkeley Police gunned down a 100-pound mountain lion romping through the city’s "Gourmet Ghetto" early Tuesday morning, just blocks from Alice Waters' famed Chez Panisse restaurant.

Berkeley police said they had no choice but to shoot and kill the animal.

Neighbors KTVU spoke with said they still can't believe that a mountain lion was roaming the suburban area.

Berkeley police said the initial call at their 911 center at around 2 a.m. was about a mountain lion that had been spotted in the parking lot at the now abandoned Elephant Pharmacy on Shattuck Avenue at Cedar Street.

“The officers were quite taken aback,” said Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Mary Kusmiss “This is the first instance that we've had of this sort of thing in recent memory.”

Eventually police cornered the 90-100 pound female mountain lion on Walnut Street behind a house where an officer shot and killed her with a patrol shotgun at about 3:30 a.m.

“They said ‘Don't be scared. There's going to be some loud noises. We're going to have to shoot it unfortunately for public safety reasons,’” said Charlie Ward, the Berkeley resident who lives at the home.

Neighbors said they were awakened by the shots.

“The officer said ‘It's just a mountain lion ma'am, but it's still moving so you should go back inside,’” said nearby resident Annemarie Charlesworth.

Before they fired, Berkeley police called the State Department of Fish and Game looking for advice on how to handle the mountain lion.

“Fish and Game said, based on the behavior of the animal and the area that it was in, she posed a public safety threat,” said Kusmiss.

The state department of fish and game now has the body of the mountain lion and will conduct a necropsy to see if she was rabid or had some other kind of illness.

At this point, authorities said they haven't found any reason why the animal would have wandered this far into the city.

Pat Foy, a state game warden, said he has not ruled out that the female lion was being kept as an illegal pet since no lions have been spotted in Berkeley in recent years.

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Just got this email, not sure where the intel comes from but it's interesting to say the least. There's no doubt we have a deer population to support these beast....

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Wildlife advisory, last night, there was a report of a mountain lion
sighting on RTE 85 in Waterford, by the town garage, it was reported
to be 5 feet long! there have also been sightings in Salem and someone
recorded what may have been a mountain lion scream in East lyme. These
predators are moving into our area, all pet owners should use caution.

Edit - the source is Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control.

If true, leads me to believe that the animal in Milford, CT may have not been the 'pet' that everyone has thought. To be honest though...sightings are just that, sightings and personally I find them to be unreliable. Although, I did see Elvis once.
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Old 27 June 2011, 14:05
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^Even more interesting because a five-foot ML is probably a sub-adult or still a cub, which means the damn things may be breeding. Funny how nature has a way of balancing things in spite of our best efforts to fuck it up.
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If true, leads me to believe that the animal in Milford, CT may have not been the 'pet' that everyone has thought. To be honest though...sightings are just that, sightings and personally I find them to be unreliable. Although, I did see Elvis once.
Yes I agree Mike. However the people I've talked to are indeed reliable witnesses. One is a professional trapper, another was a hard core hunter who knows the woods around here like the back of his hand. They've seen tracks, scat, and animal remains that just cannot be explained in any other way except mountain lion. And I know the DEP all too well--They would really love for everyone to believe that teh giant kitteh is a wayward house pet. Trust me they really really do not want to do the federal paperwork for a resident mountain lion population...
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Old 27 June 2011, 20:07
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Our 'cougars' are smaller than the above, but still impressive.

We had one living a few blocks from us, haven't seen him for a few years. He was, at best a 100 pounds and sort of ratty looking. He had no fear of anything, we'd watch him ambling across the road in broad daylight and he would just look at you with disinterest.

Most folks keep a tight leash on thier dogs because of the gators, but I'm sure there's enough other critters to keep a belly full.

Bobcats are getting scarce too.

Easiest to hit are the freakin squirrels. The little bastards will have a spaz attack when they see a car approaching. I'll slow down if a creature wants to commit suicide, but it's going to take something pretty damn big to get me in the ditch.
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And in further news;
ht tp://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/nyregion/wild-cougar-traveled-east-1500-miles-tests-find.html

"The aftermath was even more surprising. On Tuesday, in what state officials termed “amazing news,” they said that the Connecticut Cougar had made its way east from the Black Hills of South Dakota and that genetic testing matched samples of an animal confirmed as having been in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

That means that the animal traveled more than 1,500 miles to Connecticut..."
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