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by PhoenixBird
May 22nd, 2013, 4:09 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Big Brown Bat
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

Re: Big Brown Bat

When I was volunteering at a wild bird rescue mammals were sometimes brought in too. Nobody that had not been vaccinated for rabies was allowed to handle bats.
by PhoenixBird
April 10th, 2013, 6:45 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Oh, no Ben! He can't be destroyed. He's the Michelin Man cactus! :lol:
by PhoenixBird
April 10th, 2013, 1:56 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Gerry you are so right to appreciate the all the sights, sounds, smells, etc that nature has to offer. For instance to those who have never had the pleasure of being in the desert I will say there aren't many smells better than the creosote bush after a rain shower. Taxonomy... :D :thumb: is cool. T...
by PhoenixBird
April 9th, 2013, 10:04 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Why thank you Gerry for your nice reply to my comment about the gender gap on here. And thank you for the warm welcome. I appreciate it. :) As far as Andy questioning whether or not I am a herper, in all honesty I would have to answer that yes I am but probably in a loose sense of the term. Here are...
by PhoenixBird
April 9th, 2013, 3:56 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

And since I know I am being a little antagonistic in my comments Andy that's one thing we can agree on. LOL I kinda get the feeling this site is on testosterone overload. LOL But that's okay, I'm used to it, I get that here on the home front too. :crazyeyes: :beer: Cheers to all participants in thi...
by PhoenixBird
April 9th, 2013, 12:22 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Thanks Ben. Most of you have been very nice in your replies and comments to me. As I have said before, I welcome differing opinions, that's how we all learn from one another and hopefully come to an understanding even if we don't agree on issues we are passionate about. I will just add that when I b...
by PhoenixBird
April 9th, 2013, 12:15 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

@ Andy I'm just going to jump right in and reply to some of your comments to me... There may not be an animal greater than wolves (Bald Ealges?) for people to put on so high of pedestal that they become so sacred of an animal that they no longer play by the rules of nature "rules of nature"? What do...
by PhoenixBird
April 8th, 2013, 1:43 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Curtis technically there are still more North Atlantic Right Whales than there are Mexican Gray Wolves. I'm seeing 2013 numbers at about 450 and there are only 375 Lobos. But true, the whales are getting scarce. I can't even remember the last time I saw one around here. :? Seriously though, they are...
by PhoenixBird
April 7th, 2013, 8:41 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Curtis years ago I was with some people who were rabbit hunting. It was horrible! I would not be able to sleep at night if I killed something like a squirrel. I accidentally hit a little ground squirrel while driving a Jeep many years ago and I bawled my eyes out over it. So no, I won't be hunting. ...
by PhoenixBird
April 7th, 2013, 8:30 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Curtis, here is a little about the Canis lupus baileyi aka Mexican Gray Wolf aka Lobo: The Mexican Gray Wolf is the most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf in North America. It is the smallest of the five North American subspecies. It is about the size of a German Shepherd Dog. Lobos once ...
by PhoenixBird
April 7th, 2013, 7:46 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Andy I have never claimed to be holy in any way, shape or form. I just don't get the whole killing things just because you want to. You may eat deer or moose or wild turkey but I seriously doubt you eat wolf. Hunting abundant animals for food is way different than trophy hunting or hunting just beca...
by PhoenixBird
April 7th, 2013, 4:32 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Curtis said... The short answer is it's not the same. You're right Curtis, in my scenario the animals get to live. ;) But I am glad you tried to explain why some people enjoy hunting. I have been asking hunters that question for years and so far I still just do not get it. Some have said it's gettin...
by PhoenixBird
April 6th, 2013, 11:54 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Curtis you said, For me it's not joy, it's more of an adrenaline rush. It's also not in the kill, it's in the stalk. So why not stop short of killing? Why not stalk with cameras and not guns? Take amazing photos of animals in the wild then leave them to live out their lives. The fact that you have t...
by PhoenixBird
April 6th, 2013, 11:12 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Ben and Gerry...why am I suddenly craving ice cream? I know, I know, different spelling on the Gerry/Jerry part but still, it's hot here in the desert and a scoop of rocky road sure sounds good. :lol: But I digress... Ben I have to agree with Gerry about the whole moose thing. I wasn't sure where yo...
by PhoenixBird
April 6th, 2013, 10:18 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Gerry... About trapping...I did right away think of leg hold traps when you mentioned trapping. But yes, there are other kinds of traps and of course I don't have a problem with trapping in order to relocate or help an animal. As far as the leg hold traps, I am 100% appalled by them and opposed to t...
by PhoenixBird
April 4th, 2013, 10:59 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

I appreciate hearing the views of others on this subject even if I don't agree. That's how we learn. That being said, I will never understand the allure some have with hunting or wanting dead animals hanging on their walls. Sadly I realize there are those who won't be happy until every wolf has been...
by PhoenixBird
April 4th, 2013, 12:51 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Re: Bad News for Wolves

Hi Chris, The Mexican Gray Wolves in particular are at real danger of extinction in the wild. There are only about 75 of them in the wild and out of those there are only three mating pairs. There are about 300 in captivity. That is all there is left of them in the world! Arizona does not have a grea...
by PhoenixBird
April 3rd, 2013, 11:32 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird Perches on Top of Power Poles
Replies: 0
Views: 1687

Bird Perches on Top of Power Poles

In my area the local power company has installed many perches for the hawks on top of their more dangerous poles. I think this is a wonderful idea and I was wondering if other power companies are doing this. Several years ago I saw a dead Harris's Hawk at the bottom of a pole near my house. Within a...
by PhoenixBird
March 23rd, 2013, 2:57 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bald Eagle hunting coot on the lake
Replies: 5
Views: 3260

Re: Bald Eagle hunting coot on the lake

the coot, which by the way, is not a duck, but a type of rail Ha,ha, Thanks for clearing it up...the duck/rail thing. To me if it walks like a duck and swims like a duck, it's a duck. LOL Anyway, the eagle was awesome because as he flew out from behind a big boulder he made his presence known by a ...
by PhoenixBird
March 22nd, 2013, 6:05 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bald Eagle hunting coot on the lake
Replies: 5
Views: 3260

Re: Bald Eagle hunting coot on the lake

I don't think the coot was injured, I think the Eagle was just persistent. Maybe the coot was old? Maybe it just wasn't his day. I felt sorry for it. Didn't know who I should be rooting for... I guess it was a circle of life moment.
by PhoenixBird
March 22nd, 2013, 12:44 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Erethizon dorsatum - North American Porcupine
Replies: 8
Views: 5320

Re: Erethizon dorsatum - North American Porcupine

On the surface they look soft and fluffy. :D
by PhoenixBird
March 22nd, 2013, 12:06 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bad News for Wolves
Replies: 54
Views: 18239

Bad News for Wolves

This is unacceptable... "Moments ago in a unanimous decision, the Arizona Fish and Game Commission voted to support a letter written by Senators Hatch and Lummis demanding the nationwide delisting of the gray wolf. Among other disturbing statements, the letter states, "Wolves are not an endangered s...
by PhoenixBird
March 22nd, 2013, 10:34 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bald Eagle hunting coot on the lake
Replies: 5
Views: 3260

Bald Eagle hunting coot on the lake

Good day for the eagle, bad day for the coot.

by PhoenixBird
March 20th, 2013, 11:42 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Turkey Vultures Basking in the Sun at the Lake
Replies: 0
Views: 1395

Turkey Vultures Basking in the Sun at the Lake

We were in a small boat using a trolling motor and were able to get quite close to these basking birds.

by PhoenixBird
March 19th, 2013, 7:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Gila Monsters eating eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 1696

Re: Gila Monsters eating eggs

Tell them to cut their toenails!
Carefully I might add, very carefully.
by PhoenixBird
March 19th, 2013, 2:46 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Gila Monsters eating eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 1696

Re: Gila Monsters eating eggs

LOL! Well hopefully the eggs were not fertile! Funny you should mention that though because at that facility is predominately a wild bird rescue. So here we are trying to save baby birds and adult birds of all wild species here in the desert while in the very same building they chop up chickens to f...
by PhoenixBird
March 19th, 2013, 1:36 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Gila Monsters eating eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 1696

Gila Monsters eating eggs

I'm new here but I'm going to give embedding a YouTube video a try! These two gila monsters are unreleasable and are in the care of a licensed facility in the Phoenix Metro area where I used to volunteer. Anyway, I think they are cute! I wanted to add that the reason they push themselves up after su...
by PhoenixBird
March 19th, 2013, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Went out Yesterday
Replies: 8
Views: 2159

Re: Went out Yesterday

The little tortoise is adorable!