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#210743 - 03/30/10 02:01 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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 Originally Posted By: Cecil Baird1
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Wait until the feral hogs make it North. They're a real trip.


Wait until Bigfoot makes it south.

ZING!
well played, Cecil, well played.
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#210782 - 03/30/10 06:31 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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Cecil, we have had Bigfoot sightings around Lake Texoma.

Since Lusk went on a diet, the reports have slowed a lot.
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#210790 - 03/30/10 06:52 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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We have feral hogs up here, a number of BigFoot that frequent night clubs, but I guess I am too late for the possum party!



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#210818 - 03/30/10 08:47 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: CJBS2003]
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 Originally Posted By: CJBS2003
I knew they have slowly been spreading north over the last few decades but I didn't realize they've made it to Canada... Back in the 1800's, they didn't range any further north than the Mason-Dixon Line.


Heck I live here and neither did I, until I looked it up I assumed it was a runaway pet. ; )

They really are ugly.
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#210819 - 03/30/10 08:49 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: skinnybass]
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 Originally Posted By: skinnybass
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Wait until the feral hogs make it North. They're a real trip.

A friend of mine in MO hunts w/ dogs, and apparently there is a BIG warning about how to deal with Sus Scrofa if you shoot & kill one. Keep the dogs out of it, wear gloves while handling it, bury it in a plastic bag and mark the burial spot, call DNR and tell them where you put it, etc etc etc. I guess they carry all kinds of exotic distemper & other diseases, as well as just the general nastiness of a dead pig.

the eurasian wild boar is a BIG deal here, trying to keep them from getting any farther north, @ least.
-skinny


Soooo.... you can't eat them?
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#210837 - 03/30/10 09:41 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: Pottsy]
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no clue if you can eat them or not, i'm not a hunter, and neither did i get this warning first hand. I think it has more to do with letting your dogs or livestock get into them for fear of transmitting the diseases they carry. Cooked bacon is cooked bacon, i would think. but....i wouldn't know either.
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#210852 - 03/30/10 10:16 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: skinnybass]
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You can eat them...(they taste yummy!) You just have to make sure they are fully cooked, as in 160 degrees throughout. Feral swine can carry a host of nasties, so you wanna make sure they are dead before eating. Those nasties can also be transmitted while field dressing them, hence the recommendation of using gloves while field dressing them.
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#210854 - 03/30/10 10:31 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: CJBS2003]
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I've eaten them but don't think they're all that great. Good pork is pretty cheap at the store.
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#210855 - 03/30/10 10:34 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: CJBS2003]
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Up here, we consider them to be delicacy "soft-shell armadillo." A little Old Bay goes a long way.

Somewhere here on the Pond Boss forum, I'm sure I have posted several good roadkill possum recipes. My favorite is possum BBQ. I can't find it. I guess I've been moderated by someone with a weak stomach.
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#210906 - 03/31/10 09:53 AM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: catmandoo]
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My fiance has a job surveying roadkill - don't ask me why that is paid for, the best answer i've ever gotten about it had something to do with monitoring migratory species in the area....i guess cars are a universal killer? - i got her an opossum cookbook once. She didn't think it was all that funny. I got a good chuckle out of it though. ;\)
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#210927 - 03/31/10 11:28 AM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: skinnybass]
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 Originally Posted By: skinnybass
My fiance has a job surveying roadkill...


In 30 years of preparing tax returns I've seen some unusual occupations. Road Kill Surveyor (Road Kill Engineer?) has got to be up there in the top 20. Please note, I'm not in any way making fun of your fiance.
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#210933 - 03/31/10 11:58 AM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: jeffhasapond]
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 Originally Posted By: jeffhasapond
Please note, I'm not in any way making fun of your fiance.


Please do. \:\) ;\)

it's more of an internship or paid assistant-ship than a job, really. Again, there are reasons that i don't understand (damn science-talk)..but yeah, i guess they can tell what is passing through any given area at what times of year by monitoring the roadkill surveys. They can also then monitor the effect that like, county guys mowing the shoulders of the road and other small biogeographical changes have in the short term - you'd be surprised what little things like that do to a biome....the lawnmower example...it chases the toads out into the road, so you get an idea of what kinds of toads live in the area, then while the grass is short you get all the toad-hunting birds, lizards and small mammals, etc etc etc.

Although it is disgusting....it is an interesting study.


Edited by skinnybass (03/31/10 12:00 PM)
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#210934 - 03/31/10 12:05 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: jeffhasapond]
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 Originally Posted By: jeffhasapond
Road Kill Surveyor (Road Kill Engineer?) has got to be up there in the top 20.

wait a minute........didn't even crack the top 10? now i'm interested, JHAP, what is your top couple of oddjobs?


Edited by skinnybass (03/31/10 12:06 PM)
Edit Reason: and i write for a living...sheesh.
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#210990 - 03/31/10 06:37 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: skinnybass]
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Sorry to break the accounting chain:





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#211084 - 04/01/10 12:26 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opos [Re: skinnybass]
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 Originally Posted By: skinnybass
wait a minute........didn't even crack the top 10? now i'm interested, JHAP, what is your top couple of oddjobs?


Well keep in mind I said "unusual occupations" and by that I just meant not a standard job. And perhaps I was being too stingy not having your fiance's job break into the top 10. But here are few client's occupations that I felt were unusual.

One client (moved away so is no longer a client) was an Orca trainer at San Diego's Sea World. She spent her days in the tanks with the killer whales. Recent news events would tell you this can be quite a dangerous profession.

Another former client (passed away a number of years ago) was a marine wild life spotter. He owned a Partenavia Observer air plane. He started off working for a bait company assisting in spotting schools of bait in the Pacific. He was then contacted by Scripps Institute of Oceanography and while spotting for bait he began logging sitings of various marine wildlife (sharks, whales, etc). His plane looked like this... a section of the bottom is entirely made of glass so the pilot can view downward. (Note: this is just a photo I found on the internet).


I have a client that breeds exotic birds. Now I'm not talking about the standard fare of exotic birds like parrots (although he does breed Macaws as well and has a breeding pair of Haycinth Macaws that collectively are worth a fortune) but he specializes in rare raptors that are bred for zoos.

Another of my clients is a grower of rare orchids. He travels about the world collecting some of the more unusual species. He has green houses full of these orchids. Occasionally JWHAP and I go to his location just to walk through the green houses - it's like walking into a rain forest - climate controlled and kept at a balmy temperature. His orchid collection is quite literally worth millions.

One of my clients is a game artist for Sony. He has created several characters that are used in Sony Play Station games. He spends his day drawing and animating game characters. His art work is unreal - quite a talented individual.

Perhaps not particularly weird professions but not the standard 8 to 5 jobs either.
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#211143 - 04/01/10 09:01 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opos [Re: jeffhasapond]
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JHAP -- As you well know, not all CPAs and accountants have similar experiences and clients. Some are far more interesting than others.

Many years ago when Lynda was doing her CPA internship, one of her duties was income tax returns. We lived in a predominantly rural area that abutted a growing Washington DC suburb, with many of the new comers ("come here's" as the old families called us) coming from the big cities of the North East.

One afternoon, she could hear that the conversation in the next cubical wasn't going well between a young Eastern socialite who was trying to do the taxes for a very hardened and elderly Southern belle. It started with a discussion about subsidies, CRP, etc. It degraded into a difficult livestock discussion (think PETA), and finally to the young lady asking the mature belle if they had butchered or sold the bush hog they acquired about the same time they got their spring piglets, new heifers, and young steers.

Lynda and I became good friends with the Southern Belle (rest her soul) and her now 89 YO husband. We still laugh and recall the story every time I have to weld a piece back on my "bush hog".

More than once I've felt that my bush hog has become something pretty akin to road kill. Sober, or otherwise, I've never given it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. But, so far, I've not completely butchered that poor bush hog.
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#211239 - 04/02/10 02:15 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opos [Re: catmandoo]
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Ken,

When was at Indiana University, there was a girl from NYC there. Someone made the comment that they had seen some deer on the north side of Bloomington as they were driving in. Her reply was, "Someone better contact the local zoo to get them back inside!"
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#211242 - 04/02/10 02:21 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opos [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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Northern NY is not exactly city. More wild than anywhere in
Indiana. I am not a NY native, but lets not get too high on our horse.

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#211251 - 04/02/10 03:28 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opos [Re: RAH]
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Quote:

"Why do hunters like to kill animals? Why don't they buy store meat where no animals were hurt to make it?
Killing is bad, so why don't hunters just buy store meat that's made without hurting animals? Does it taste different?"


I can't find the actual ad in the paper, but everyone fell off their chairs when I showed it to them. I did have a .jpg of it. This was about the same jist.





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#211265 - 04/02/10 05:30 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: jeffhasapond]
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 Originally Posted By: jeffhasapond
I believe that I can honestly state that I've never been drunk enough to want to resuscitate a possum. Seems like this could be a good beer commercial.


Announcer: "Bud Light salutes you, Mr. Dead Opossum CPR Giver!"

Background vocalist: "I thought he was faking!"


Edited by Todd3138 (04/02/10 05:37 PM)
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#211268 - 04/02/10 05:40 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum [Re: Todd3138]
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 Originally Posted By: Todd3138
Announcer: "Bud Light salutes you, Mr. Dead Opossum CPR Giver!"


Really Good Todd! That will probably ring in my head for a while \:\)

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#211275 - 04/02/10 06:36 PM Re: Police report attempt to revive flattened opos [Re: RAH]
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Northern NY is not exactly city. More wild than anywhere in
Indiana. I am not a NY native, but lets not get too high on our horse.


Easy my fellow Hoosier. I know that. I said NYC. New York City.


Edited by Cecil Baird1 (04/02/10 07:43 PM)
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