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    Talking thief behind bars!!

    spotted in the chicken coop last week, arrested on suspicion of stealing eggs.
    sentenced to banishment beyond civilization.
    wonder if 1000 yds will be far enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    spotted in the chicken coop last week, arrested on suspicion of stealing eggs.
    sentenced to banishment beyond civilization.
    wonder if 1000 yds will be far enough?

    YUMM! cook him with your eggs.
    Semper Fi!

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    Quote: wonder if 1000 yds will be far enough?


    Not even close...IMO. Those guys are voracious and can cover a fair amount of territory.....

    Thats pretty cool that you caught it. We had one last fall hanging around and we tied some frozen chicken to a tree with a cable so we could watch it from the living room. It was impressive how agile and strong those little guys are....sure makes you glad their not the size of a bear!!!!

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    We once had an ermine make residence under our floorboards. Young kids were crawling about and it would come out and threaten them menacingly. Captured it and brought it a mile and a half upriver. Was late October, snow on the ground, river mostly frozen.

    It was back the next day.

    I think the tail is among others sewn onto my anorak.

    Good luck there Dave <grin>.

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    Talking I here by sentence him to a fur coat!

    Hahaahhhhahaha
    WHEN IN DOUBT> THROTTLE OUT.......

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    Last December I went out to feed my homing pigeons and noticed they were all outside in the flight pen and not in the loft. When they see me they are usually excited about feeding time and head into the loft to jump on the food. Not this time. As I approached the loft door I noticed a red mist on the snow and some blood drips. The birds were petrified. I opened the loft door and saw bodies right away. There were 7 dead birds. One had it's head eaten off and the othe six all had a single bite to the head. I saw tracks in the snow and figured it was an ermine. They are famous for doing this. I didn't want a repeat appearance so I cut a piece of breast from one of the pigeons and placed it in a trap outside the door. The very next night I caught him. He was coming back to kill more. Pretty impressive stuff when you realize that racing homers are big strong muscles birds and weigh 16-20 ounces. I put the ermine on a scale and it weighed 7.5 ounces. How it could kill those birds I can't imagine, but he must of had a good time. I have seen several ermines out in the wild and they are likely the quickest animals I have ever seen. Very cool little predators.
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    Cool let's do it again...

    well it turns out while i was doing oil spill response training today the little feller got escorted um, well, seems like about 200yds...
    he's prolly already back in the coop.
    wonder if he'll fall for the ol' chicken-neck-wired-to-the bait-pan trick again?
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