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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,536
    Those remind me of my Bad Old Days.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,255
    edited December 2020
    I'm working from home today and I'm at the kitchen table and they keep coming up to the window to watch me.


    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 2,464

    Air compressor--didn't come with a carrying case for storing in the trunk with the extra air nozzles. It's those little air nozzles that get lost even with a case.

    This one does come with a case. Should I return the one I have and order the other one?

    Does anyone know where to buy the simple small tool bag for things like this?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07789PTPG/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07789PTPG&pd_rd_w=28j3N&pf_rd_p=f0355a48-7e73-489a-9590-564e12837b93&pd_rd_wg=eqmNW&pf_rd_r=RGZX87HRWA67M36MN7QT&pd_rd_r=0b234532-5e82-4d69-ab0a-05230c90c1e2&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE1QTUyVDRIMDJPUzkmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA2Mzg5NDZSTzlaNDM0OUg2RFImZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDA2NTgxNzM1SDRDQjlHSkVCRk4md2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWxfdGhlbWF0aWMmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

    I don’t want to sound like a Harbor Freight salesman but Harbor Freight has a good assortment of sizes of those heavy duty zippered canvas bags and their quality is at least equal to the bags you’d find elsewhere. I would rather buy tools from manufacturers that supply hard cases (pretty rare nowadays) but at least those canvas bags but I bought several tools years ago that were not supplied either way. Hence, I had to buy generic canvas bags. The down side is that the manufactures name is not on the bag so I don’t even have a fighting chance as to what tool is in what bag. Therefore, I find myself opening a few bags before I get to the tool I want. That bugs the hell outta me. I either have to improve my memory or I have too damn many power tools in generic bags.☹️

    jmonroe

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 2,464

    I'm working from home today and I'm at the kitchen table and they keep coming up to the window to watch me.


    Show em a half empty pot of squirrel stew...they’ll leave.

    jmonroe
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,861
    jmonroe1 said:

    I'm working from home today and I'm at the kitchen table and they keep coming up to the window to watch me.


    Show em a half empty pot of squirrel stew...they’ll leave.

    jmonroe
    Yeah if Andrew Zimmern was around that squirrel would be gone...

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,967
    Where's Eddie? He usually eats these things.

    ‘21 Camaro LT1, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 54-car history and counting!

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,536
    I ate squirrel one time when I was younger than 6 or 7. Never again. My brother 13 years older had shot it while hunting.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 184,474
    Growing up in KY, more than a few times..

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,988
    They are high in cholesterol
    qbrozen said:

    Where's Eddie? He usually eats these things.

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,508

    Air compressor--didn't come with a carrying case for storing in the trunk with the extra air nozzles. It's those little air nozzles that get lost even with a case.

    This one does come with a case. Should I return the one I have and order the other one?

    Does anyone know where to buy the simple small tool bag for things like this?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07789PTPG/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07789PTPG&pd_rd_w=28j3N&pf_rd_p=f0355a48-7e73-489a-9590-564e12837b93&pd_rd_wg=eqmNW&pf_rd_r=RGZX87HRWA67M36MN7QT&pd_rd_r=0b234532-5e82-4d69-ab0a-05230c90c1e2&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE1QTUyVDRIMDJPUzkmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA2Mzg5NDZSTzlaNDM0OUg2RFImZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDA2NTgxNzM1SDRDQjlHSkVCRk4md2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWxfdGhlbWF0aWMmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

    Imid...that might be my fault. I finally found the one I bought and it looks similar but was slightly different;
    Breezz Tire Inflator, Air Compressor Pump, 12V DC Portable Auto Tire Pump with Digital Display Pressure Gauge up to 150PSI for Car, Bicycle and Other Inflatables
    Sold by: Maria Aly Len
    Return window closed on Nov 27, 2019
    $24.97
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MNL9YXQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I haven't seen it in over a year but I believe it came in it's own plastic case, but that isn't mentioned in the ad, maybe they don't sell it that way now. I am not sure what I did about storage, I am sure it is in the net at the side of the trunk and I may have left the nozzle for tires attached. I was pretty sure there was a case, but I can't say for sure.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,612

    I'm working from home today and I'm at the kitchen table and they keep coming up to the window to watch me.


    Wait until they chew a hole in your wall and see how cute you think they are.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,508

    I'm working from home today and I'm at the kitchen table and they keep coming up to the window to watch me.

    Squirrels....so cute....yet so destructive!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,508

    I ate squirrel one time when I was younger than 6 or 7. Never again. My brother 13 years older had shot it while hunting.

    Did it taste like chicken?

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,536
    I would like to have some way to keep them from our bird feeders. They absolutely tear up things and waste seed. We had to quit putting seed in the feeders.
    driver100 said:

    Air compressor--didn't come with a carrying case for storing in the trunk with the extra air nozzles. It's those little air nozzles that get lost even with a case.

    This one does come with a case. Should I return the one I have and order the other one?

    Does anyone know where to buy the simple small tool bag for things like this?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07789PTPG/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07789PTPG&pd_rd_w=28j3N&pf_rd_p=f0355a48-7e73-489a-9590-564e12837b93&pd_rd_wg=eqmNW&pf_rd_r=RGZX87HRWA67M36MN7QT&pd_rd_r=0b234532-5e82-4d69-ab0a-05230c90c1e2&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE1QTUyVDRIMDJPUzkmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA2Mzg5NDZSTzlaNDM0OUg2RFImZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDA2NTgxNzM1SDRDQjlHSkVCRk4md2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWxfdGhlbWF0aWMmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

    Imid...that might be my fault. I finally found the one I bought and it looks similar but was slightly different;
    Breezz Tire Inflator, Air Compressor Pump, 12V DC Portable Auto Tire Pump with Digital Display Pressure Gauge up to 150PSI for Car, Bicycle and Other Inflatables
    Sold by: Maria Aly Len
    Return window closed on Nov 27, 2019
    $24.97
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MNL9YXQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I haven't seen it in over a year but I believe it came in it's own plastic case, but that isn't mentioned in the ad, maybe they don't sell it that way now. I am not sure what I did about storage, I am sure it is in the net at the side of the trunk and I may have left the nozzle for tires attached. I was pretty sure there was a case, but I can't say for sure.
    My fault. I looked at several different ones and didn't catch that the one I bought, with no brand name on it, did not have a case. I was comparing cord lengths and trying to compare quality, which is impossible to do on China junk.
    So it was my fault for not catching the case. I am debating returning for another similar one or a triangular shaped one. I posted queries about the case on the reviews, hoping it will help someone else avoid my mistake.

    I'll probably give one to the kids and give them one that has a jump start and compressor BOTH in it. There's a box shaped one on AMazon I like. I'll have to be sure it comes with a case. LOL

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07789PTPG/?coliid=IQ1JQOM9JBEPJ&colid=3VVBSHSWVRHXI&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082M8MWZV/?coliid=I29MS2PIKNXM0W&colid=3VVBSHSWVRHXI&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Jump starter w compressor
    https://www.amazon.com/jfegwo-Portable-Battery-Starter-Compressor/dp/B074FS69F9/ref=pd_ybh_a_22?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AVAAH2NMHGS1T9EBYXZF

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,536
    Walmart and Menards have inexpensive cases.

    I understand the desire to have the case that is the brand of the tool that's inside. I might buy one
    of those for the compressor I have...

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,677
    Squirrel baffles for your bird feeders. They really work.
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,508

    I would like to have some way to keep them from our bird feeders. They absolutely tear up things and waste seed. We had to quit putting seed in the feeders.

    driver100 said:

    Air compressor--didn't come with a carrying case for storing in the trunk with the extra air nozzles. It's those little air nozzles that get lost even with a case.

    This one does come with a case. Should I return the one I have and order the other one?

    Does anyone know where to buy the simple small tool bag for things like this?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07789PTPG/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07789PTPG&pd_rd_w=28j3N&pf_rd_p=f0355a48-7e73-489a-9590-564e12837b93&pd_rd_wg=eqmNW&pf_rd_r=RGZX87HRWA67M36MN7QT&pd_rd_r=0b234532-5e82-4d69-ab0a-05230c90c1e2&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE1QTUyVDRIMDJPUzkmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA2Mzg5NDZSTzlaNDM0OUg2RFImZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDA2NTgxNzM1SDRDQjlHSkVCRk4md2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWxfdGhlbWF0aWMmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

    Imid...that might be my fault. I finally found the one I bought and it looks similar but was slightly different;
    Breezz Tire Inflator, Air Compressor Pump, 12V DC Portable Auto Tire Pump with Digital Display Pressure Gauge up to 150PSI for Car, Bicycle and Other Inflatables
    Sold by: Maria Aly Len
    Return window closed on Nov 27, 2019
    $24.97
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MNL9YXQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I haven't seen it in over a year but I believe it came in it's own plastic case, but that isn't mentioned in the ad, maybe they don't sell it that way now. I am not sure what I did about storage, I am sure it is in the net at the side of the trunk and I may have left the nozzle for tires attached. I was pretty sure there was a case, but I can't say for sure.
    My fault. I looked at several different ones and didn't catch that the one I bought, with no brand name on it, did not have a case. I was comparing cord lengths and trying to compare quality, which is impossible to do on China junk.
    So it was my fault for not catching the case. I am debating returning for another similar one or a triangular shaped one. I posted queries about the case on the reviews, hoping it will help someone else avoid my mistake.

    I'll probably give one to the kids and give them one that has a jump start and compressor BOTH in it. There's a box shaped one on AMazon I like. I'll have to be sure it comes with a case. LOL

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07789PTPG/?coliid=IQ1JQOM9JBEPJ&colid=3VVBSHSWVRHXI&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082M8MWZV/?coliid=I29MS2PIKNXM0W&colid=3VVBSHSWVRHXI&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Jump starter w compressor
    https://www.amazon.com/jfegwo-Portable-Battery-Starter-Compressor/dp/B074FS69F9/ref=pd_ybh_a_22?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AVAAH2NMHGS1T9EBYXZF
    That jump start one is a nice compact unit. The only thing I question is the readout is a gauge, I find it more exact to have a digital readout....also nice if it is dark. Also, not sure if I would want them all in one unit, usually you only need one or the other, might be easier to just deal with the one you are using.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,255
    edited December 2020
    suydam said:

    Squirrel baffles for your bird feeders. They really work.

    Nope, I have seen them get around baffles. We had a neighbor who used them on bird feeders hanging from a tree limb. The damn squirrels would climb down to the baffle and start swinging the bird feeder to scatter the seeds on the ground then would jump down and eat the seeds.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 2,464
    fintail said:

    They are high in cholesterol

    qbrozen said:

    Where's Eddie? He usually eats these things.

    That movie has more one-liners than you can count.😀

    I have it on the DVR. Got to watch it soon, it’s that time of the year again. Wouldn’t seem like Christmas without it.

    jmonroe
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,344
    Squirrels are just cute rats with bushy tails.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,988
    Raccoons are just cats with hands.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,564
    We have to worry about black bears if you have a bird feeder.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT, 2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,612
    fintail said:

    Raccoons are just cats with hands.

    Some of you will recall that I invested in some Ring lighting and camera products after our break-in attempt a couple months back. I had all of that installed this week and it is working great. First suspect picked up on camera? A raccoon that looks like it just visited the Old Country Buffet, walking along my fence at 2am.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2007 BMW 530xi Touring 6MT (on loan), 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 4,110

    fintail said:

    Raccoons are just cats with hands.

    Some of you will recall that I invested in some Ring lighting and camera products after our break-in attempt a couple months back. I had all of that installed this week and it is working great. First suspect picked up on camera? A raccoon that looks like it just visited the Old Country Buffet, walking along my fence at 2am.
    Keep your garbage can in the garage or some place inside. Raccoons are clever and will drag your garbage can until it opens and they can feast. Even lashed down they will do their best to get access. Noisy, too.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,612
    suydam said:

    Squirrel baffles for your bird feeders. They really work.

    We had a bird feeder for awhile that had a motorized ring at the bottom. Something as heavy as a squirrel would send the thing spinning like a top, squirrel and all. It was fun in a perverse way to see them flying around trying to hold on only to get flung into the bushes.

    The problem was, the raccoons had no trouble climbing down the tree branch and turning the feeder upside down dumping it’s contents. Every morning I was greeted by the squirrels happily eating leftovers from the raccoons.

    I think it was a conspiracy between them.😤

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,536
    edited December 2020
    driver100 said:

    I would like to have some way to keep them from our bird feeders. They absolutely tear up things and waste seed. We had to quit putting seed in the feeders.

    driver100 said:

    Air compressor--didn't come with a carrying case for storing in the trunk with the extra air nozzles. It's those little air nozzles that get lost even with a case.

    This one does come with a case. Should I return the one I have and order the other one?

    Does anyone know where to buy the simple small tool bag for things like this?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07789PTPG/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07789PTPG&pd_rd_w=28j3N&pf_rd_p=f0355a48-7e73-489a-9590-564e12837b93&pd_rd_wg=eqmNW&pf_rd_r=RGZX87HRWA67M36MN7QT&pd_rd_r=0b234532-5e82-4d69-ab0a-05230c90c1e2&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE1QTUyVDRIMDJPUzkmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA2Mzg5NDZSTzlaNDM0OUg2RFImZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDA2NTgxNzM1SDRDQjlHSkVCRk4md2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWxfdGhlbWF0aWMmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

    Imid...that might be my fault. I finally found the one I bought and it looks similar but was slightly different;
    Breezz Tire Inflator, Air Compressor Pump, 12V DC Portable Auto Tire Pump with Digital Display Pressure Gauge up to 150PSI for Car, Bicycle and Other Inflatables
    Sold by: Maria Aly Len
    Return window closed on Nov 27, 2019
    $24.97
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MNL9YXQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I haven't seen it in over a year but I believe it came in it's own plastic case, but that isn't mentioned in the ad, maybe they don't sell it that way now. I am not sure what I did about storage, I am sure it is in the net at the side of the trunk and I may have left the nozzle for tires attached. I was pretty sure there was a case, but I can't say for sure.
    My fault. I looked at several different ones and didn't catch that the one I bought, with no brand name on it, did not have a case. I was comparing cord lengths and trying to compare quality, which is impossible to do on China junk.
    So it was my fault for not catching the case. I am debating returning for another similar one or a triangular shaped one. I posted queries about the case on the reviews, hoping it will help someone else avoid my mistake.

    I'll probably give one to the kids and give them one that has a jump start and compressor BOTH in it. There's a box shaped one on AMazon I like. I'll have to be sure it comes with a case. LOL

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07789PTPG/?coliid=IQ1JQOM9JBEPJ&colid=3VVBSHSWVRHXI&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082M8MWZV/?coliid=I29MS2PIKNXM0W&colid=3VVBSHSWVRHXI&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Jump starter w compressor
    https://www.amazon.com/jfegwo-Portable-Battery-Starter-Compressor/dp/B074FS69F9/ref=pd_ybh_a_22?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AVAAH2NMHGS1T9EBYXZF
    That jump start one is a nice compact unit. The only thing I question is the readout is a gauge, I find it more exact to have a digital readout....also nice if it is dark. Also, not sure if I would want them all in one unit, usually you only need one or the other, might be easier to just deal with the one you are using.
    Agree about the gauge analogue readout. I have told son if a tire goes down there's likely a nail in it, so fill to 40-45 and hope that keeps it aired up so you can get home, unless you want to wait on AAA or wait 1:45 for State Farm roadside to never come...LOL. So he doesn't have to try to read a gauge closely while filling with air.

    The advantage to the jump start unit with built in compressor is you don't have to rig the power cord to the cigarette lighter for 12 V. It's using the Lithium battery in the unit--it's truly portable.

    But got ya covered on wanting the digital and auto cutoff: $129

    https://www.amazon.com/Compressor-Inflator-Pressure-20000mAh-5-5LDiesel/dp/B082BBJSJK/ref=psdc_318336011_t1_B074FS69F9


    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,988
    image



    Some of you will recall that I invested in some Ring lighting and camera products after our break-in attempt a couple months back. I had all of that installed this week and it is working great. First suspect picked up on camera? A raccoon that looks like it just visited the Old Country Buffet, walking along my fence at 2am.

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,508
    I like the digital readout on that unit. Possibly another solution to a nail in the tire when in the middle of nowhere is;

    Portability is worth something. I guess like most things it depends on your circumstances....how much safety do you want.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,344
    simple answer to the bird feeder problem. Let the birds find their own food.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 2,464
    Jmonroe
    stickguy said:

    simple answer to the bird feeder problem. Let the birds find their own food.

    Barbarian.☹️

    jmonroe
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,861
    stickguy said:

    simple answer to the bird feeder problem. Let the birds find their own food.

    This.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,677
    edited December 2020

    suydam said:

    Squirrel baffles for your bird feeders. They really work.

    Nope, I have seen them get around baffles. We had a neighbor who used them on bird feeders hanging from a tree limb. The damn squirrels would climb down to the baffle and start swinging the bird feeder to scatter the seeds on the ground then would jump down and eat the seeds.

    suydam said:

    Squirrel baffles for your bird feeders. They really work.

    We had a bird feeder for awhile that had a motorized ring at the bottom. Something as heavy as a squirrel would send the thing spinning like a top, squirrel and all. It was fun in a perverse way to see them flying around trying to hold on only to get flung into the bushes.

    The problem was, the raccoons had no trouble climbing down the tree branch and turning the feeder upside down dumping it’s contents. Every morning I was greeted by the squirrels happily eating leftovers from the raccoons.

    I think it was a conspiracy between them.😤
    I wouldnt be surprised! We had a fixed bird feeder on a pole with a baffle and the squirrels never were able to get over it. However, on a round feeder hanging off our balcony, they would lean out over the balcony on their little tippy toes, grab the feeder and chug the contents.
    Raccoons, however, would get up the onto the pole feeder and tear out the suet feeders (why bother with neatness when you can just rip something apart), eat the entire suet cake and walk (or roll) away. Other than a massive coronary from all that suet, they were fine. The bird seed didn’t interest them. Now my cat, who was a merciless killer, could spring from the ground in one leap and catch any unfortunate bird lingering there. We put a bell on her collar, and she learned to leap in a way that didn’t set off the bell. Creatures are very resourceful!
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,612
    I’d love to be able to keep my cans in the garage, but we don’t have space. I have them tied down well and the raccoons have never gotten in. But they’re definitely getting in somewhere...
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2007 BMW 530xi Touring 6MT (on loan), 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,693
    "Welcome to a special Scotty Kilmer video."

    Aren't they all special?
    A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 11,513
    Our creature problems down here are “pythons” in the Everglades and “iguanas” just about everywhere in central and south Florida.

    The pythons are destructive to all living things in the Everglades because there are so many of them that “are not indigenous” to Florida. They have no natural enemies or predators so they destroy every living thing. Florida has a “bounty” system set up based on the size and sex of the python destroyed.

    Iguanas have gotten so numerous that they are becoming a serious problem to farmers - they are herbivores. The ones I see around my community are the green iguanas. They grow quite large. When the temps drop into the 40’s at night, they fall to the ground from trees. Then, when it warms up during the day, they become ambulatory once again.

    Raccoons are dangerous down here because they often succumb to rabies and have been known to bite.

    Aah, yes, this is a “tropical” paradise - for the animals, snakes and insects. But it is nice for humans from November through May!🤓😜

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,508
    stickguy said:

    simple answer to the bird feeder problem. Let the birds find their own food.

    That is what I tell Mrs D.....she is making the birds rely on us for their food. They should become self reliant or they will lose their ability to fend for themselves. STOP FEEDING THE BIRDS.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,612
    omarman said:

    "Welcome to a special Scotty Kilmer video."

    Aren't they all special?

    Careful, there’s a member who flags every video like that as spam. I got one for postings one about 6 months ago.

    I think Scotty must have botched a repair on one of his cars to have that much animosity.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 14,849
    I think it's the sunglasses.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,612
    abacomike said:

    Our creature problems down here are “pythons” in the Everglades and “iguanas” just about everywhere in central and south Florida.

    The pythons are destructive to all living things in the Everglades because there are so many of them that “are not indigenous” to Florida. They have no natural enemies or predators so they destroy every living thing. Florida has a “bounty” system set up based on the size and sex of the python destroyed.

    Iguanas have gotten so numerous that they are becoming a serious problem to farmers - they are herbivores. The ones I see around my community are the green iguanas. They grow quite large. When the temps drop into the 40’s at night, they fall to the ground from trees. Then, when it warms up during the day, they become ambulatory once again.

    Raccoons are dangerous down here because they often succumb to rabies and have been known to bite.

    Aah, yes, this is a “tropical” paradise - for the animals, snakes and insects. But it is nice for humans from November through May!🤓😜

    Any time a species reproduces out of control they become pests. In nature disease usually breaks out in high density populations and brings the numbers back down. The trouble is you don’t want a bunch of rabid raccoons chasing you down the street before they die. That’s when eradication becomes necessary.

    With the Iguanas, why doesn’t the city wait for a cold night and then go about sweeping them up for disposal? That would make it easier if we could do that with pests up here.🤔

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,536
    edited December 2020
    I don't recall any problems with iguanas here in SW Ohio. Cincinnati possibly in 1978?





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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,508

    abacomike said:

    Our creature problems down here are “pythons” in the Everglades and “iguanas” just about everywhere in central and south Florida.

    The pythons are destructive to all living things in the Everglades because there are so many of them that “are not indigenous” to Florida. They have no natural enemies or predators so they destroy every living thing. Florida has a “bounty” system set up based on the size and sex of the python destroyed.

    Iguanas have gotten so numerous that they are becoming a serious problem to farmers - they are herbivores. The ones I see around my community are the green iguanas. They grow quite large. When the temps drop into the 40’s at night, they fall to the ground from trees. Then, when it warms up during the day, they become ambulatory once again.

    Raccoons are dangerous down here because they often succumb to rabies and have been known to bite.

    Aah, yes, this is a “tropical” paradise - for the animals, snakes and insects. But it is nice for humans from November through May!🤓😜

    Any time a species reproduces out of control they become pests. In nature disease usually breaks out in high density populations and brings the numbers back down. 🤔
    Is that why we have COVID? :o

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,890
    edited December 2020

    I don't recall any problems with iguanas here in SW Ohio. Cincinnati possibly in 1978?





    Remember that all too well. I had just got my license. They shut down all the roads in and around SW OH. Of course, that’s not going to stop a 16 year old.


    Boy, you could you do some doughnuts on those ice/snow streets when no one is driving on it.

    Cop caught me (wasn’t too hard, I was the only one on the street doing doughnuts). He said someone reported me (still looking for that curmudgeon). Courts lifted my license for 30 days. After that, I was right back at it.
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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,693
    driver100 said:

    abacomike said:

    Our creature problems down here are “pythons” in the Everglades and “iguanas” just about everywhere in central and south Florida.

    The pythons are destructive to all living things in the Everglades because there are so many of them that “are not indigenous” to Florida. They have no natural enemies or predators so they destroy every living thing. Florida has a “bounty” system set up based on the size and sex of the python destroyed.

    Iguanas have gotten so numerous that they are becoming a serious problem to farmers - they are herbivores. The ones I see around my community are the green iguanas. They grow quite large. When the temps drop into the 40’s at night, they fall to the ground from trees. Then, when it warms up during the day, they become ambulatory once again.

    Raccoons are dangerous down here because they often succumb to rabies and have been known to bite.

    Aah, yes, this is a “tropical” paradise - for the animals, snakes and insects. But it is nice for humans from November through May!🤓😜

    Any time a species reproduces out of control they become pests. In nature disease usually breaks out in high density populations and brings the numbers back down. 🤔
    Is that why we have COVID? :o


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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 2,464

    I don't recall any problems with iguanas here in SW Ohio. Cincinnati possibly in 1978?



    Take another look, those bumps in the snow is where they are covered up.😳

    jmonroe
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,344
    I watched that Scotty episode. He was so serious, even did it without sunglasses on at first (yes, he has actual eyes).

    it is actually a nice thing he is doing (for the many that won't click to view). Donating free diagnostic services to any member of the military at the local AFB. He even mentioned a problem I had heard of before, with unscrupulous car lots preying on soldiers and their family at these bases. Of course he gets video content out of the deal, but still nice for the military people that don't have to pay for stuff!

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,612
    edited December 2020
    driver100 said:

    abacomike said:

    Our creature problems down here are “pythons” in the Everglades and “iguanas” just about everywhere in central and south Florida.

    The pythons are destructive to all living things in the Everglades because there are so many of them that “are not indigenous” to Florida. They have no natural enemies or predators so they destroy every living thing. Florida has a “bounty” system set up based on the size and sex of the python destroyed.

    Iguanas have gotten so numerous that they are becoming a serious problem to farmers - they are herbivores. The ones I see around my community are the green iguanas. They grow quite large. When the temps drop into the 40’s at night, they fall to the ground from trees. Then, when it warms up during the day, they become ambulatory once again.

    Raccoons are dangerous down here because they often succumb to rabies and have been known to bite.

    Aah, yes, this is a “tropical” paradise - for the animals, snakes and insects. But it is nice for humans from November through May!🤓😜

    Any time a species reproduces out of control they become pests. In nature disease usually breaks out in high density populations and brings the numbers back down. 🤔
    Is that why we have COVID? :o

    No, but that’s one reason it spreads so fast. I was thinking, humans must be a vexation to Mother Nature. She sets up an elegant system to keep everything in balance and we keep messing things up with vaccines and self isolation.

    I wonder when the raccoons will start limiting the number of relatives allowed in the garbage can together.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,255
    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    simple answer to the bird feeder problem. Let the birds find their own food.

    That is what I tell Mrs D.....she is making the birds rely on us for their food. They should become self reliant or they will lose their ability to fend for themselves. STOP FEEDING THE BIRDS.
    Birds are opportunists when it comes to feeding, they will not become reliant on any one source of food. They will not lose the ability to fend for themselves. A bird feeder becomes A source of food not THE source of food.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,255
    stickguy said:

    I watched that Scotty episode. He was so serious, even did it without sunglasses on at first (yes, he has actual eyes).

    it is actually a nice thing he is doing (for the many that won't click to view). Donating free diagnostic services to any member of the military at the local AFB. He even mentioned a problem I had heard of before, with unscrupulous car lots preying on soldiers and their family at these bases. Of course he gets video content out of the deal, but still nice for the military people that don't have to pay for stuff!

    As a Veteran I appreciate what he is doing but I still want to reach through the screen and slap him.

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,693

    omarman said:

    "Welcome to a special Scotty Kilmer video."

    Aren't they all special?

    Careful, there’s a member who flags every video like that as spam. I got one for postings one about 6 months ago.

    I think Scotty must have botched a repair on one of his cars to have that much animosity.
    Hard to say (or post) anything that doesn't offend somebody somewhere. Oh well, water is wet! :smile:
    Still I hope that saying "Thank you for your service" gets backed up with deeds to make the words ring true.

    And as Scotty said in the video, "I'm old!" so he already knows that no good deed goes unpunished. I'm glad he reached out with an offer to help people who really need it.
    A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
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