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2013-06-13 11:28:58 AM

Strik3r: FTDA: trappedspirit: FTDA: KidneyStone: I was on my bike and stalked by a huge ass white tiger. Granted, the tiger was behind a fence at a zoo, but when I stopped he stopped. I'd move a few feet an he'd move a few feet. Creepy.

/Catechee Zoo and Preserve

Ching, ching bike or vroom vroom bike?

That's racist

Damnit, I've been spotted!

/unintentional racism.

I believe the term is "Accidental Racist".....

/obscure ?


You are correct in that I used the wrong phrase.  With, "ching ching," I was attempting to emulate the sound of a bicycle bell; not conjure the image of George Takai (who is awesome) riding a tricycle down main street.  FML, I just can't pull my foot out of my mouth today!
 
2013-06-13 11:38:18 AM
They told me he was bad, but I knew he was sad. That's why I fell for...

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2013-06-13 11:43:44 AM
Reminds me of those damn wolves in Red Dead Redemption
 
2013-06-13 11:54:47 AM

FTDA: MemeSlave: AverageAmericanGuy: Isn't it time to take wolves off the endangered species list?

Maybe time to start culling them. They've become a bit too aggressive, as this story shows.

You know how wolves work, right?

Apparently not.  Wolves only kill if their territory is threatened or they are hungry.  Most wolves will stay clear of humans.  Coyotes, on the other hand, will kill something and not even eat it as they kill for pleasure as well as food.  Coyotes are more of a direct threat to humans than wolves are.


Do you realize that this was wolf territory before it was motorcycle territory?
 
2013-06-13 11:57:08 AM
I saw one trotting the the middle of the street awhile back.  He did have a police escort.  One RCMP cruiser in front by 1/2 block, another cruiser behind 1/2 block and a truck with a spotlight a block to the right to make sure it didn't go into the residential area.  He eventually went off back into the woods.

I live right near 3 packs.  One the north, who do come into town, although, very rarely, and 2 to the south.  One is in a national park, so they're seen once in awhile, the other is in a very rugged area where few go.  They are rarely seen, but they are heard by campers in the area.
 
2013-06-13 11:58:47 AM

Strik3r: FTDA: trappedspirit: FTDA: KidneyStone: I was on my bike and stalked by a huge ass white tiger. Granted, the tiger was behind a fence at a zoo, but when I stopped he stopped. I'd move a few feet an he'd move a few feet. Creepy.

/Catechee Zoo and Preserve

Ching, ching bike or vroom vroom bike?

That's racist

Damnit, I've been spotted!

/unintentional racism.

I believe the term is "Accidental Racist".....

/obscure ?


Or "Occidental Racist"...
 
2013-06-13 12:07:05 PM

MemeSlave: FTDA: MemeSlave: AverageAmericanGuy: Isn't it time to take wolves off the endangered species list?

Maybe time to start culling them. They've become a bit too aggressive, as this story shows.

You know how wolves work, right?

Apparently not.  Wolves only kill if their territory is threatened or they are hungry.  Most wolves will stay clear of humans.  Coyotes, on the other hand, will kill something and not even eat it as they kill for pleasure as well as food.  Coyotes are more of a direct threat to humans than wolves are.

Do you realize that this was wolf territory before it was motorcycle territory?


I most certainly do.  Even though I ride motorcycles, I'm siding with the wolf.
 
2013-06-13 12:12:28 PM
Here is my wolf story.

About a dozen years ago, just a couple of years after they reintroduced wolves to the White Mountains in AZ I was hiking in the wilderness there, a long day hike about 20 miles or so.  As I was walking down the trail about eight miles from the trailhead, the trail crossed a stream. It just so happened that I was approaching from downwind and I noticed a juvenile deer standing by the streaming drinking water. So I stopped my 50 yards away and and gazed at it for a moment while I was getting my water bottle from my backpack. I had probably stopped no more than a minute or two when these two gray wolves leaped from beside the stream bank and ravaged that deer. The struggle must have took 30 seconds and it was dead. Clearly, none of them knew I was there. Needless to say, I was little bit shocked and I almost turned around and went back because I didn't feel like tangling with two obviously hungry wolves. But I figured what the hell and just started walking up the trail which passed no more than 20 feet from where they were at. Well, it didn't take long for them to figure out I was around because they turned around and started snarling at me. That;s when I realized they thought I wanted their prey. That gave me confidence and so I just sauntered up the trail right pasted them. Twice, they turned on me with their blood stained snouts and snarled but made no aggressive moves.

One of my great "nature is badass" moments
 
2013-06-13 12:16:20 PM
And the lesson here is don't fark with the Starks unless you have a motorbike.
 
2013-06-13 12:39:38 PM

Sultan Of Herf: The_Original_Roxtar: dogs hate motorcycles... so much so that the safety booklets that come with new motorcycles give tips on how to dodge a dog that is coming at you.

They dont like pedal bikes either. When I was a kid there were a couple nasty dogs around we had to avoid. If you wanted to go to the local convenience store you had 2 choices...go the long way, or "make the run". Making the run involved taking a short cut through the woods (kids used to go in the woods, without adults) on the trails, one of which let out near the store...and right across the street from a house with 2 good sized dogs, both of which didnt like the bikes. We would come out of the woods, walk our bikes around a fence, then jump on and ride for all we had, as the dogs came running after us. The day we heard one of them had been hit by a car and killed was a joyous day for us. After that the other one didnt leave the front yard.


I haven't put this to my own test yet, but I have read that the reason dogs chase (pedal powered) cyclists is they like the movement of your legs. The trick is to not pedal and coast by them if you can. Which sounds fine, until you get the dog that likes to chase you, on an uphill route.
 
2013-06-13 01:03:49 PM
I bet the biker thought he was 30 seconds away and was surprised when the wolf covered the distance in 10.

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2013-06-13 01:06:41 PM
Racism Bat shines upon this thread's shenanigans
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/Bringing him back
 
2013-06-13 01:20:07 PM
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2013-06-13 01:20:20 PM

jfivealive: Habitual Cynic: Don't miss the real point here:  When wild animals become acclimated to humans and view them as a source of free food, it never works out well for the animal.  People have been feeding this wolf.  Humans now represent an easy hand-out. The wolf does what wolves do--it goes for the most easily caught food.  That said, the biker was a foolish twit, risking his life, the wolf's life, and the lives of unknown others who might be innocently driving down that road, just for the sake of a photo.  Shame.

So we should put nature back in its place and eat the god dam wolves


I thought the implication was pretty clear, but I'll try and spell it out for you in smaller words.

Don't feed wild animals.  Not ducks, not sea gulls, not gators, and certainly not wolves.

Besides, wolf doesn't taste good and the meat is quite tough.  Their hide will make a nifty vest, though.

Sheesh...
 
2013-06-13 01:36:38 PM
I was chased by a wolf while on my motorbike.

How a wolf got on my motorbike, I'll never know.

Although I hear the community college does offer a reasonably priced introductory Motorcycle Safety course for lupines and curs, so maybe I'm just not seeing the big picture.
 
2013-06-13 02:50:05 PM

Sultan Of Herf: The_Original_Roxtar: dogs hate motorcycles... so much so that the safety booklets that come with new motorcycles give tips on how to dodge a dog that is coming at you.

They dont like pedal bikes either. When I was a kid there were a couple nasty dogs around we had to avoid. If you wanted to go to the local convenience store you had 2 choices...go the long way, or "make the run". Making the run involved taking a short cut through the woods (kids used to go in the woods, without adults) on the trails, one of which let out near the store...and right across the street from a house with 2 good sized dogs, both of which didnt like the bikes. We would come out of the woods, walk our bikes around a fence, then jump on and ride for all we had, as the dogs came running after us. The day we heard one of them had been hit by a car and killed was a joyous day for us. After that the other one didnt leave the front yard.


You know when I was a kid my neighbor used to have a couple of dogs like that. Well we got some small animal traps, the kind that clamp down on the farkers leg, and taunted them into running after us right into those traps breaking their legs. Those dogs never chased a kid again.
 
2013-06-13 03:06:13 PM

Mikeyworld: Eurotrip: TheManMythLegend: Cats don't stay in your yard.

Pet house cats kill millions of songbirds in the United States every year. What's the best way to keep a cat from killing birds? Keep it in the house.
When dropped off in the country or left to fend for themselves on farms, house cats become wild. Wild house cats are one of Minnesota's most common predators.
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/young_naturalists/wildcats/index.html">ht tp://www.dnr.state.mn.us/young_naturalists/wildcats/index.html

It's true; they kill for entertainment what other predators require for survival.  Development is a bigger concern but reduction of food supply hurts the wildlife trying to make it in the burbs.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blog s/outdoor-cats-are-prolif ic-killers-study-finds

Mostly the cats don't eat the animals they catch if they're well fed. I live in a retirement community where everyone has food out for the racoons and cats. I've got 4 ferals around my place that'll leave a bird's headless body to be served up to lesser carnivores in the area. Maybe it's bait....Cats make life easier for small animals, so eco-wreckers ain't the whole truth.


So your arguement is that cats (and remember, we're talking about potentially many cats in an area, being sustained by humans above what would naturally be allowed) killing birds for fun (often in greater numbers than they would for sustenance) has no significant effect on the ecosystem because other animals can eat what they leave? ...I don't think you quite understand how an ecosystem works.
 
2013-06-13 03:20:06 PM

worlddan: Here is my wolf story.

About a dozen years ago, just a couple of years after they reintroduced wolves to the White Mountains in AZ I was hiking in the wilderness there, a long day hike about 20 miles or so.  As I was walking down the trail about eight miles from the trailhead, the trail crossed a stream. It just so happened that I was approaching from downwind and I noticed a juvenile deer standing by the streaming drinking water. So I stopped my 50 yards away and and gazed at it for a moment while I was getting my water bottle from my backpack. I had probably stopped no more than a minute or two when these two gray wolves leaped from beside the stream bank and ravaged that deer. The struggle must have took 30 seconds and it was dead. Clearly, none of them knew I was there. Needless to say, I was little bit shocked and I almost turned around and went back because I didn't feel like tangling with two obviously hungry wolves. But I figured what the hell and just started walking up the trail which passed no more than 20 feet from where they were at. Well, it didn't take long for them to figure out I was around because they turned around and started snarling at me. That;s when I realized they thought I wanted their prey. That gave me confidence and so I just sauntered up the trail right pasted them. Twice, they turned on me with their blood stained snouts and snarled but made no aggressive moves.

One of my great "nature is badass" moments


And the lesson here is that deer are their natural prey and you are not.  Wild animals are not out to eat you 24x7.
 
2013-06-13 04:03:48 PM
Bartlett decided to turn around to try to get a photo of the wolf

"He was definitely chasing me,"


When a wolf is "definitely chasing you", you don't have to chase him down to get a picture.

worlddan: Clearly, none of them knew I was there.


The wolves probably knew.  They may have been worried you would spook off the deer, leaving them hungry.
 
2013-06-13 04:07:48 PM

tiamet4: Mikeyworld: Eurotrip: TheManMythLegend: Cats don't stay in your yard.

Pet house cats kill millions of songbirds in the United States every year.  Wild house cats are one of Minnesota's most common predators.
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/young_naturalists/wildcats/index.html">ht tp://www.dnr.state.mn.us/young_naturalists/wildcats/index.html

Development is a bigger concern but reduction of food supply hurts the wildlife trying to make it in the burbs.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blog s/outdoor-cats-are-prolif ic-killers-study-finds

Mostly the cats don't eat the animals they catch if they're well fed. I live in a retirement community where everyone has food out for the racoons and cats. I've got 4 ferals around my place that'll leave a bird's headless body to be served up to lesser carnivores in the area. Maybe it's bait....Cats make life easier for small animals, so eco-wreckers ain't the whole truth.

So your arguement is that cats (and remember, we're talking about potentially many cats in an area, being sustained by humans above what would naturally be allowed) killing birds for fun (often in greater numbers than they would for sustenance) has no significant effect on the ecosystem because other animals can eat what they leave? ...I don't think you quite understand how an ecosystem works.


I don't understand eco-systems... your solution is to not have cats or, at least. to keep them inside. That's natural? If everyone kept their kitty inside, who would stop the feral ones? The cat  is out of the bag, there is no putting them back in. Every damn time some human tries to make nature into his own vision, the ecology gets more lopsided, And every time a human tries to correct it, it gets even worse. Simply put, We should let nature take its course. Since we have decimated most of the higher predators around us, cats and dogs are the only thing keeping us humans from being awash in vermin. You want to upset that, too. ...Because somebody's got to think of the mice. Cats are making them smarter, one generation at a time, unlike us humans.
 
2013-06-13 05:17:37 PM

Mikeyworld: tiamet4: Mikeyworld: Eurotrip: TheManMythLegend: Cats don't stay in your yard.

Pet house cats kill millions of songbirds in the United States every year.  Wild house cats are one of Minnesota's most common predators.
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/young_naturalists/wildcats/index.html">ht tp://www.dnr.state.mn.us/young_naturalists/wildcats/index.html

Development is a bigger concern but reduction of food supply hurts the wildlife trying to make it in the burbs.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blog s/outdoor-cats-are-prolif ic-killers-study-finds

Mostly the cats don't eat the animals they catch if they're well fed. I live in a retirement community where everyone has food out for the racoons and cats. I've got 4 ferals around my place that'll leave a bird's headless body to be served up to lesser carnivores in the area. Maybe it's bait....Cats make life easier for small animals, so eco-wreckers ain't the whole truth.

So your arguement is that cats (and remember, we're talking about potentially many cats in an area, being sustained by humans above what would naturally be allowed) killing birds for fun (often in greater numbers than they would for sustenance) has no significant effect on the ecosystem because other animals can eat what they leave? ...I don't think you quite understand how an ecosystem works.

I don't understand eco-systems... your solution is to not have cats or, at least. to keep them inside. That's natural? If everyone kept their kitty inside, who would stop the feral ones? The cat  is out of the bag, there is no putting them back in. Every damn time some human tries to make nature into his own vision, the ecology gets more lopsided, And every time a human tries to correct it, it gets even worse. Simply put, We should let nature take its course. Since we have decimated most of the higher predators around us, cats and dogs are the only thing keeping us humans from being awash in vermin. You want to upset that, too. ...Because somebody's got ...


My solution is to keep cats inside and work on trapping/neutering or outright eliminating (where they threaten endangered species) feral cats wherever possible.  The odd feral cat isn't going to do much harm but dozens of tame and feral cats in an area can cause a big problem.  There's nothing any more unnatural about keeping a cat inside than keeping a cat as a pet period.  They do fine and they live years longer on average than indoor/outdoor cats.  Nothing about humans maintaining unchecked numbers of cats in ecosystems that developed without them is "letting nature take it's course".  There are other ways to keep us from being "awash in vermin" like keeping your waste contained and allowing natural predators to keep rodent numbers down.

Speaking as a cat owner and lover, cats can easily become "vermin" if not controlled and they are common carriers of rabies and various parasites.

The other complication you may not know about is that allowing large populations of cats often skews ecosystems in favor of "vermin".  Rats and mice have lived alongside cats for centuries whereever humans have carried the three species, but in many areas other small prey animals are both not used to cats and not used to competing with mice and rats.  They become easier prey for the cats while mice and rats move into their niches, eating the same food but not necessarily doing the same things for the environment that the native animals would.  Also you get the fun side effect of having fewer cool things like voles and more...rats!  Yay!

Also, what do you mean by "higher predators"?  If you mean large predators like wolves, etc.  those don't have anything to do with the species of birds and rodents that cats endanger so their absence doesn't really affect this issue.
 
2013-06-13 07:05:16 PM
Hi!  I noticed there was a thread about me.  I'm that wolf.  I was just trying to return his dropped wallet.

(There wasn't any money in the wallet, and I DEFINITELY didn't use any money that might have been in the wallet to buy meat.  It was delicious... or it would have been if I had actually done it.)
 
2013-06-13 08:31:59 PM
long time ago 'round here during a bad winter this guy was riding a horse with his two daughters on behind them. the wolves started chasing them. one daughter fell off so the dad and one daughter got away on the horse 'cause nom nom nom nom teenage girl. nom nom nom.
 
2013-06-13 10:45:21 PM

FTDA: Plant Rights Activist: This is why I never leave the house without a handful of mini-liquor bottles and duct tape.

You're going to date rape a wild animal?


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2013-06-14 01:15:07 AM

GalFriday: My dog killed a wild hippo that was in our yard last week


Mom?
 
2013-06-14 08:46:33 AM
that is one determined wolf
 
2013-06-14 09:33:16 AM

Plant Rights Activist: FTDA: Plant Rights Activist: This is why I never leave the house without a handful of mini-liquor bottles and duct tape.

You're going to date rape a wild animal?

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Wow...I had thought about watching that movie.  Now I'm glad I didn't
 
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