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Did you pet it?
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Was taking a break between tasks to do a little organizing and so I had my ear plugs out and happened to hear rustling in the woods and out came today's mascot. Gorgeous creature, totally shocked me. I thought it was some kind of fancy domesticated cat it first with that bushy tail.


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That would be a high dollar skunk to the taxidermy market. I dream of catching em like that one.

$$$$$
 

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Skunks are easy to handle, (I prefer them over most furbearers) once you get over being scared of the occasional trainwreck. Just a little injectable shot, and they go to sleep. 99/100 they dont loose a drop of the juice (which is worth $$ too). I dont shoot em.

A skunk is a fearful animal. Everything eats them, they are literally running for their lives from the moment their mom poops em out. If you talk to them nice and quiet they settle right now, docile as a kitten. I have several friends who have them as pets, they are great if raised properly.
 

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So what's this?

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500 lbs of wintergreen smokeless tobacco. Here's some quick math.

Popular size of smokeless tobacco can = 1.2 oz. @ $5.99

16 oz / 1.2 oz = 13.33

500 lbs x 13.33 x $5.99 = $39,900.
 

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Silver, that's subtle, and insightful. Spoiler is in light font, just highlight it to see it clearly.
I see the "Bernie" bumper sticker and the tragically unusable trailer hitch. Stupid liberal thinks that wanting something, and making an uneducated effort, is going to make it "just work".
 

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The sad part is the fate of the tobacco. We have to throw it all out when we are done. Even the stuff we didn't use. Which it about 2 of those bins.
 

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I took these shots a few years back (2009) standing on an outlook spot where you could pull off the road just East of Salt Lake on Emmigration Canyon Road. I remember stopping at Ruth's Diner (good food) a few miles back closer to the city.

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I was just in the local park a bit earlier this evening. I saw this hawk flying and tried to zoom in and get a shot. I like the way the sun highlighted its wings as it was going down and the bird was mostly a silhouette.

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Look who I was able to capture last night...
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That would be a high dollar skunk to the taxidermy market. I dream of catching em like that one.

$$$$$
What could one potentially fetch for such a specimen?
 

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I have a soft spot for woodpussies. They are adorable, and they sorta wobble along.
This one conjures up in mind a hybrid of house cat & honey badger.
 

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I was starting to think you might be sane and then you do this.
What the heck ever gave you the impression he was sane!? :bombs 7::bombs 8::troll::bomb 1:
 

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Ok. So last night I was working until dark on the shed roof. As I was cleaning up I started to hear rustling in the leaves getting closer. So I reached for my phone to use the flashlight to check out what it was. Literally just as I was fumbling it out of my pocket it came over to the ladder right underneath where I was standing so I turned it to the camera feature and started to fidget with it trying to get the flash on and the zoom in and was kind of just shooting from the hip so to speak. Anyway I ended up with half a dozen pictures, the couple with no animal in it and this one in particular which I find interesting. I'm fairly certain that it heard me at one point and looked up at me but I was sort of sticking the camera over the edge of the roof and so I wasn't leaning over myself so much.
At any rate I was trying to figure out what position the skunk was in in this picture. Name Wade what does two black spots are and whether they are the ears and ultimately wondering which direction the face is pointing. Just curious but ultimately I think it's a pretty neat looking kinda spooky looking picture. The first thing I keep seeing when I look at it is a small dog shaking his head.
Anyhoo...

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I was just in the local park a bit earlier this evening. I saw this hawk flying and tried to zoom in and get a shot. I like the way the sun highlighted its wings as it was going down and the bird was mostly a silhouette.
That's a turkey vulture. :beer: You can tell by the wing positions, spread feathers and the hint of the red head in the last pic. They are an every day bird here accept in the winter. I find them interesting.

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Look who I was able to capture last night...
Too cute. Any idea what kind of skunk that is? Skunks around here often seem curious and also I think they pay attention to anything you do that might cause scare worms/critters out of the ground so they can eat them.
 

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That's a turkey vulture. :beer: You can tell by the wing positions, spread feathers and the hint of the red head in the last pic. They are an every day bird here accept in the winter. I find them interesting.

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Lots of them down here.
 

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That's a turkey vulture. :beer: You can tell by the wing positions, spread feathers and the hint of the red head in the last pic. They are an every day bird here accept in the winter. I find them interesting.

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We call them "Short Neck Turkeys". I've had a dozen at a time decorating my roof.

Lookit this wild birdie:

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