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So I’m posting this picture and I hear a commotion behind me and I find my desert tortoise tiny Tim is coming into my house when I opened the Arcadia door for my old labby to get out. I like the look on her face as he’s coming in. Too bad for him but he’s gonna have to go back out in the delightful heat. I think it only went a little over 100 today. It’s much cooler than it was earlier this week.
 

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Ok guys, i heard this is a place for all kinds of random things, so knowing that, what in the world is this?!?
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My father in law took this pic in Missouri. He said it was moving around aka not a tree 🤣, it looks to be very large and all the cows are on the opposite side of the field. Bear or sasquatch??? 😀😉 stayed on 2 legs the whole time, not a person unless they are crazy! It was 100° lol
Weird.
 

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My thoughts... spend as much as you can afford. Especially if you want night shots.

I have a low cost Maginon which is pretty good, but the flash is a standard white flash and not great for wildlife at night. The photos are good, but you notice the difference in quality with my other two cameras.

My other two are both dark flash. One is Browning and the other Bushnell. I’d say the Bushnell is probably the better of the two by a whisker.

It is also important to get a fast SD card. Spending the extra for a Class 10 card makes a difference to the responsiveness of the trail camera.
Good info. Thank you.
 

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Ok guys, i heard this is a place for all kinds of random things, so knowing that, what in the world is this?!?
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My father in law took this pic in Missouri. He said it was moving around aka not a tree 🤣, it looks to be very large and all the cows are on the opposite side of the field. Bear or sasquatch??? 😀😉 stayed on 2 legs the whole time, not a person unless they are crazy! It was 100° lol
Weird.
Ok. Looks like the TRUNK of a lone tree. The tree’s canopy is camouflaged in the distant background, but the trunk stands clear against the green field.
 

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Ok. Looks like the TRUNK of a lone tree. The tree’s canopy is camouflaged in the distant background, but the trunk stands clear against the green field.
See thats what I thought too but he said it was walking around 🤷‍♀️

Idk, if not a tree than just weird. Bears aren't common where that was taken from what I'm told either and bigfoot....🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ size is right I guess 😂
 

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See thats what I thought too but he said it was walking around 🤷‍♀️

Idk, if not a tree than just weird. Bears aren't common where that was taken from what I'm told either and bigfoot....🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ size is right I guess 😂
Given the relative size of your pix...that BEAR would be MONSTROUS. Go check it out. Tree trunk.
 

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Just watched an interesting documentary on Al Jazeera regarding illegal smuggling of reptiles from Madagascar (Ploughshare torts) to Asia and rest of the world.

 

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I’m thinking I need a camera. Of course quail around here are nothing unusual but the hatchlings are all coming out. I love them though when I tried to snap a picture of parents and their two babies this is the best I could come up with. 10 cell phone pictures for that! Time to get a decent camera and pointed at the feeding area so I can watch the baby quail and the bunny rabbits eat the food that I put out. Stupid question but should I put food out for the wildlife? I’ve always fed the birds and rabbits and a neighbor here said that it was actually a bad thing to do because they couldn’t count on the food.
My personal opinion on feeding wildlife is complicated. Everyone one says they have a lack of habitat so they DO need help. In the winter especially if there's a lot of snow they go without. Old timers used to take their scraps to the back of their property to dump them. I'm sure they didn't last through the night. Also the government will give you grants in certain areas to plant suitable food for wildlife if you keep that area of your property for wildlife. With rabbits that's even more complicated. They have a finicky digestive system. They'll eat anything even if it's toxic to them and don't live very long in the wild. You also have to take into consideration wildlife laws where you are. I once was feeding a gull daily and found out later I could be fined and spend 6 months in jail. Luckily I just happened to read it in the newspaper. The question is...would I do it again?😏😘
 

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So I’m posting this picture and I hear a commotion behind me and I find my desert tortoise tiny Tim is coming into my house when I opened the Arcadia door for my old labby to get out. I like the look on her face as he’s coming in. Too bad for him but he’s gonna have to go back out in the delightful heat. I think it only went a little over 100 today. It’s much cooler than it was earlier this week.
Hilarious!!!! Love the lab!
 

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Ok guys, i heard this is a place for all kinds of random things, so knowing that, what in the world is this?!?
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My father in law took this pic in Missouri. He said it was moving around aka not a tree 🤣, it looks to be very large and all the cows are on the opposite side of the field. Bear or sasquatch??? 😀😉 stayed on 2 legs the whole time, not a person unless they are crazy! It was 100° lol
Weird.
Hmmmmm.... I think I would have slowed down long enough to get a closer look... now I’d like to know ...lol
 

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Just watched an interesting documentary on Al Jazeera regarding illegal smuggling of reptiles from Madagascar (Ploughshare torts) to Asia and rest of the world.

Yes and I recently read an article about the pangolins of China. How China put them even more protected since Covid19 because some scientists believe that the pangolins are how it became contagious between people. Interesting...but I also saw a food market with pigs right beside bats online in that little village. The market was really close to the lab blamed also. So ooo...
 

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Long story short....we recently purchased a new 20 gallon aquarium so we could move our Koi from his smaller tank that he shared with a large Goldfish & a few Coradora Catfish. Here’s a pix of Goldie in her new tank..

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By Koi you mean... Will reach more than half the length of a 20 gallon tank? Is it a youngster?
 

Cathie G

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Long story short....we recently purchased a new 20 gallon aquarium so we could move our Koi from his smaller tank that he shared with a large Goldfish & a few Coradora Catfish. Here’s a pix of Goldie in her new tank..

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😍 they are so worth it. Goldie looks fun to watch. Beautiful.
 

Cathie G

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Ok guys, i heard this is a place for all kinds of random things, so knowing that, what in the world is this?!?
View attachment 298776
View attachment 298777
My father in law took this pic in Missouri. He said it was moving around aka not a tree 🤣, it looks to be very large and all the cows are on the opposite side of the field. Bear or sasquatch??? 😀😉 stayed on 2 legs the whole time, not a person unless they are crazy! It was 100° lol
Weird.
It wouldn't surprise me to see a black bear in Missouri. When I first saw one in southern Ohio in the 80's everybody thought I was cookoo. Now people are starting to realize through conservation they're back...
 

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It wouldn't surprise me to see a black bear in Missouri. When I first saw one in southern Ohio in the 80's everybody thought I was cookoo. Now people are starting to realize through conservation they're back...
I'm in Oklahoma and people are freaking out because they are starting to see bears, but the thing is, we've always had black bear. And cougar, but all of a sudden its a huge new thing. Uh, ok lol so I definitely believe bears are there even if locals dont. I almost wouldn't doubt anything these days. We are also starting to get alligators back here and apparently we have fresh water jellyfish in one of our lakes 🤷‍♀️

I remember going to my great grandpa's in the 'mountains' here( thats a big hill for every one else 😉) and one night we woke up to a loud bang like something hitting the shed roof and we went to go look and my gpa said no, its the cougar again, You can't go out there. WHAT!?!? 🙆‍♀️😲
 

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