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Post by observer on Wed May 09, 2012 6:19 pm

Had the hail here too - got very dark. Didn't last long.
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Post by kishgo on Wed May 09, 2012 6:29 pm

Sure glad it didn't last long!
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Post by kishgo on Fri May 11, 2012 7:34 pm

Two coats of paint on five doors and frames. One more to go. Now I remember why I hate painting.....
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Post by kishgo on Fri May 11, 2012 9:09 pm

Tomorrow is the first day of Pickeral season. Should be lots of fishermen out and about!
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Post by kishgo on Sun May 13, 2012 7:30 am

We have decided to rename a raccoon to Houdini. I KNOW I heard him behind the cottage (as did our dog), heard the sound of his feet on the metal floor of the live trap, HEARD the door close behind him as well as a bit of struggling to get out. Closed my window then.
But this morning, the sardines are gone, the trap door is down and the cage is empty! What gives?????
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Post by growler on Sun May 13, 2012 8:46 am

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Houdini likely studied up on the workings of the cage while you were out trying to outsmart the pickeral !
quick learner !
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Post by kishgo on Tue May 15, 2012 8:03 am

And growler, us not so smart!!!
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Post by kishgo on Tue May 15, 2012 9:31 pm

Our dog, Riley has discovered the marsh/swamp area at the back of our property. We found him there not once, not twice but THREE times, watching the tadpoles or whatever was in the water. When he gets out, he is literally covered in mud and each time, I gently drop him into the lake so he has to swim back to land ( about three feet) to wash off the mud. Is he a dog or a little boy?????
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Post by kishgo on Wed May 16, 2012 12:35 pm

Houdini found and didn`t escape. Now off to his new habitat.
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Post by growler on Wed May 16, 2012 3:36 pm

kishgo wrote:Houdini found and didn`t escape. Now off to his new habitat.


confused
i think houdini was a man in real life but the one you relocated was a girl !
cause i know where you left HER !
just out in front of nhnh !
after they got me in my chair today,i looked out my window and right there in the hollow hole in the tree sat mrs.HOUDINI. with between 3 and 5 offspring around her !
so now i'm gonna have to get someone to catch them to make me some hats!
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Post by kishgo on Wed May 16, 2012 4:16 pm

LOL you found me out growler. I can capture them for you, just for the price of gas to arrive in Simcoe, oh...and accommodation, oh, yes three meals a day and the cost of the traps! affraid
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Post by uncle jack on Thu May 17, 2012 9:03 am

i read an article that if you sprinkle deer urine around your property it will keep racoons away Twisted Evil i just don't know how you get the deer to pee in a bottle scratch And We're Off! - Page 4 580207494
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Post by growler on Thu May 17, 2012 4:57 pm

Ms. houdini looked in the window and seen my comments about hats and left the nearby tree babies and all last night.
but i think she also noticed ob lived in delhi,(i'm sorry And We're Off! - Page 4 1200308762 )and went west,so now she have the single mother to lookafter !
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Post by observer on Thu May 17, 2012 6:05 pm

FORTUNATELY - ob in Delhi hasn't had any raccoon issues! (Don't know why - but I'm not pushing it!) - Skunks, on occasion, yes! And, the occasional dead cat that has chosen to die over the winter under our deck!
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Post by kishgo on Fri May 18, 2012 8:43 am

And now its'a BEAR. I'm still to shaken too speak out last night's episode.


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Post by retired2 on Fri May 18, 2012 9:50 am

You need a bigger trap
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Post by gale force on Fri May 18, 2012 9:58 am

Now you need to go get some bear repellent!! i watched an episode on HGTV last night and the same problem was focused on. The lady went and got some repellent, but unfortunately you have to use it within 20 feet. Don't think I'd want to be that close!!
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Post by growler on Fri May 18, 2012 2:04 pm

about the bear?
wasn't one reported south of or near woodstock about 2-4 years ago ?
if so as that is oxford, it's right next door to norfolk !
and they say not coming to norfolk ?
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Post by kishgo on Fri May 18, 2012 10:46 pm

LOL @ retired.
At 1:15 AM, I heard a noise from the side of the cottage, immediately thinking I had captured another raccoon. However, when I heard a 'heavy footed' sound and the resin storage container being moved, I got up and looked out the window. There was a huge bear, standing on his back feet, at least six feet tall and over 300 pounds. I got hubby out of bed right away but he is so slow in waking from a deep sleep. We turned on the lights and our fearless proctector (our dog Riley) was quite verbal in his response. The bear ran off into the woods. I was beyond petrified! Hubby went back to bed and I went online to our island neighbours (all still in the city). A few minutes later I returned to bed. My bed is about three feet from the patio door onto the deck that surrounds the cottage. Sure enough, I heard that shuffling of the feet again, got up and went around to the great room to look out the side window. I didn't have to look far. There was the bear with it's two front paws and nose pressed up against the window looking in!! (The prints remain there still.) Again, got hubby up who was already in his deep sleep. The bear left the window area only to move to the front door area to climb up the trees immediately in front. However, he quickly realized that he was too big for the tree , dropped to the ground and ran off. By now I was beyond petrified but not hysterical. Back online, hubby and dog back to bed.
Today we spoke with the other islanders. One couple has been here for twenty one years and never ever have seen a bear. I was so worried about all the kids that would be here. However, as I type, all are safely snug in their beds. Great day, great weather, great friends and another story to share.
Needless to say, no open door in our house!!!!
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Post by gale force on Sat May 19, 2012 8:37 am

I think I would have had to take a shower if that had happened to me!! Thank goodness there were no other consequences other than scaring you. Glad you are all OK.
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Post by growler on Sat May 19, 2012 12:06 pm

probably houdini's buddy,and busy looking for her,cause he's lonely !
i've got houdini back in the tree here.
ob must no have fed her !
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Post by observer on Sat May 19, 2012 12:17 pm

kishgo - that sounds really scary!!!
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Post by kishgo on Sat May 19, 2012 2:17 pm

It was Observer. I've never been so close to a bear. So glad to have a house between us! I was amazed at the size and strength of it. We think he moved back onto the mainland for food. (At least that's the comfort I give myself!)


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Post by kishgo on Tue May 22, 2012 7:55 am

Talk about the most perfect weekend! We entertained from 10 to 27 people. My house is a mess, my body is tired but my heart is bursting with happiness. Does life get any better????
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Post by growler on Tue May 22, 2012 8:38 am

confused it might ! ! !

if you could win 50 million on the lottery,you could expect more relatives,more friends, and more neighbors to show up, and it might get better? ?
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i might even show up !
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