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(Roanoke Times)   Town considering applying for a permit to kill one buzzard as a warning to all of the others   (roanoke.com) divider line 25
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2013-12-24 10:30:44 AM  
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2013-12-24 10:33:05 AM  
Yeah, that isn't going to work. I bet the mayor just wants to go buzzard hunting.
 
2013-12-24 10:33:11 AM  
Heard of a similar version from an older farmer who swears that for years he would hang a dead crow upside down from a tree branch, and that would keep the other crows away for several months.  He would then setup another crow in another tree.
 
2013-12-24 10:34:39 AM  
done in one
 
2013-12-24 10:36:17 AM  
"I'm so eating Tom's wing if he gets hit."
"Larry's never been to a gym, I'm going for one of his legs."
 
2013-12-24 10:37:35 AM  

Rixel: Heard of a similar version from an older farmer who swears that for years he would hang a dead crow upside down from a tree branch, and that would keep the other crows away for several months.  He would then setup another crow in another tree.


Crows are generally regarded as being fairly intelligent and capable of taking heed of a warning like that. I don't know that buzzards are as well.
 
2013-12-24 10:37:40 AM  
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2013-12-24 10:37:42 AM  
And a Merry Chreestmus tu yu!
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2013-12-24 10:40:21 AM  
Is "buzzard" a euphemism for politicians. Because I can get on board with that.
 
2013-12-24 10:42:32 AM  

Brick-House: Is "buzzard" a euphemism for politicians Wall Street Bankers. Because I can get on board with that.


What I was thinking...but your version works, too. ;^)
 
2013-12-24 10:50:43 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Yeah, that isn't going to work. I bet the mayor just wants to go buzzard hunting.


It works with crows.  You blast one and hang it from a yardarm in the garden, you'll have no more crows that year.
 
2013-12-24 10:51:38 AM  

Rixel: Heard of a similar version from an older farmer who swears that for years he would hang a dead crow upside down from a tree branch, and that would keep the other crows away for several months.  He would then setup another crow in another tree.


It works.  I have seen it.  Crows are incredibly smart and social animals.  They take the hint.
 
2013-12-24 11:06:06 AM  
Just a farking shame it does not work on Politicians.

/guess they are just too stupid
 
2013-12-24 11:14:34 AM  
Doesn't work on all animals. I placed nearly a dozen crucified squirrels on my roof and they never seemed to get the point. Made the neighbors move though. So that's something
 
2013-12-24 11:18:22 AM  

ShaggyS3284: I placed nearly a dozen crucified squirrels on my roof


Helluva Christmas display ya got going there Bob.

/let's all look on the bright side of life
 
2013-12-24 11:24:17 AM  
Here in the country the dnr officers tell people that if they are gonna shoot a vulture they need to bury the thing well out of sight.

The old farmers swear that vulture will kill a newborn calf, so the dnr turns a blindish eye to vulture killing. Personally i encourage the vulture population as they take care of the roadkill.
 
2013-12-24 11:47:22 AM  

ShaggyS3284: Doesn't work on all animals. I placed nearly a dozen crucified squirrels on my roof and they never seemed to get the point. Made the neighbors move though. So that's something


I put a dozen fetuses on spikes around my yard to keep from getting pregnant. It works--I haven't been pregnant since I was in my 30's!
 
2013-12-24 11:58:00 AM  
VC used to practice this back in the 'Nam. Did not work out.
 
2013-12-24 12:47:12 PM  

cgraves67: Rixel: Heard of a similar version from an older farmer who swears that for years he would hang a dead crow upside down from a tree branch, and that would keep the other crows away for several months.  He would then setup another crow in another tree.

Crows are generally regarded as being fairly intelligent and capable of taking heed of a warning like that. I don't know that buzzards are as well.


They don't need to be intelligent for it to work.

Fear, at it's core, is a chemically motivated behavior response to situational factors.  Even bees exhibit something like this while foraging -- if they see dead bees in or around a flower, they are MUCH less likely to visit that flower and will exhibit an increase in stress hormone.  That behavior evolved because it keeps them away from predators that hide at nectar sources.  Bees are hardly powerhouses of abstract logic or problem solving, yet they have a fear response.

I think humans behave in largely the same way.  I don't think that fear is something that happens because we figure out that a situation is dangerous. I think that we make innate, unconscious evaluations first with the accompanying "pit in your stomach" fear emotion that causes us to flee or exercise caution; the intellectual evaluation of what exactly might be wrong comes later.
 
2013-12-24 01:09:42 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Rixel: Heard of a similar version from an older farmer who swears that for years he would hang a dead crow upside down from a tree branch, and that would keep the other crows away for several months.  He would then setup another crow in another tree.

It works.  I have seen it.  Crows are incredibly smart and social animals.  They take the hint.


It does work, they did this in Bridgewater New Jersey and it worked with turkey buzzards.
 
2013-12-24 01:16:55 PM  
The others would probably just eat it.
 
2013-12-24 02:11:57 PM  

cryinoutloud: ShaggyS3284: Doesn't work on all animals. I placed nearly a dozen crucified squirrels on my roof and they never seemed to get the point. Made the neighbors move though. So that's something

I put a dozen fetuses on spikes around my yard to keep from getting pregnant. It works--I haven't been pregnant since I was in my 30's!


♪ Baby on board... ♪
 
2013-12-24 03:00:14 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Marcus Aurelius: Rixel: Heard of a similar version from an older farmer who swears that for years he would hang a dead crow upside down from a tree branch, and that would keep the other crows away for several months.  He would then setup another crow in another tree.

It works.  I have seen it.  Crows are incredibly smart and social animals.  They take the hint.

It does work, they did this in Bridgewater New Jersey and it worked with turkey buzzards.


So a wax model would work, w/o all the bullxhit?
 
2013-12-24 04:04:24 PM  

snocone: AlwaysRightBoy: Marcus Aurelius: Rixel: Heard of a similar version from an older farmer who swears that for years he would hang a dead crow upside down from a tree branch, and that would keep the other crows away for several months.  He would then setup another crow in another tree.

It works.  I have seen it.  Crows are incredibly smart and social animals.  They take the hint.

It does work, they did this in Bridgewater New Jersey and it worked with turkey buzzards.

So a wax model would work, w/o all the bullxhit?


except it would smell like wax and look like Michael Jackson...
 
2013-12-24 06:42:18 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: snocone: AlwaysRightBoy: Marcus Aurelius: Rixel: Heard of a similar version from an older farmer who swears that for years he would hang a dead crow upside down from a tree branch, and that would keep the other crows away for several months.  He would then setup another crow in another tree.

It works.  I have seen it.  Crows are incredibly smart and social animals.  They take the hint.

It does work, they did this in Bridgewater New Jersey and it worked with turkey buzzards.

So a wax model would work, w/o all the bullxhit?

except it would smell like wax and look like Michael Jackson...


Just keep out of direct sunlight.
 
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