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Volume #59/ The Rainforest Spring!

 
 
Aa
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 06:18 pm
Speaking of untimely cold weather while we are moving rapidly toward summer, Mark Twain is widely believed to have said this:

"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."

[On a fine point, it was his friend Fuller who made that statement, but Mark Twain quoted him and is usually given credit for that quotation.]
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Stradee
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 07:40 pm
Aa, had Mark Twain taken a half day carriage ride, the temps would have improved considerably.
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 08:42 pm
And yes, I said that I would start a new thread, and will, once I remember it, again. Thanks for the reminder. It has been a very cool spring here in NC also, and won't get much past the low 70's for the next two days.

For your viewing pleasure. No, I guess I can't on quick reply.
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 08:43 pm
http://us.f901.mail.yahoo.com/ym/us/ShowLetter?box=Inbox&MsgId=7808_4720192_11269_1597_220299_0_1143_292647_1581186315&bodyPart=1.2&YY=88440&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=b&Idx=3
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 08:48 pm
Well, that didn't work. Let's try this:

The 10ft Liger who's still growing...
He looks like something from a prehistoric age or a fantastic creation from Hollywood. But Hercules is very much living flesh and blood - as he proves every time he opens his gigantic mouth to roar. Part lion, part tiger, he is not just a big cat but a huge one,standing 10ft tall on his back legs. Called a liger, in reference to his crossbreed parentage, he is the largest of all the cat species.
On a typical day he will devour 20lb of meat, usually beef or chicken, and is capable of eating 100lb at a single setting. At just three years old, Hercules already weighs half a ton.



He is the accidental result of two enormous big cats living close together at the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, in Miami, Florida, and already dwarfs both his parents.

"Ligers are not something we planned on having," said institute owner Dr Bhagavan Antle. "We have lions and tigers living together in large enclosures and at first we had no idea how well one of
the lion boys was getting along with a tiger girl, then lo and behold we had a liger."



50mph runner... Not only that, but he likes to swim, a feat unheard of among water-fearing lions. In the wild it is virtually impossible for lions and tigers to mate. Not only are they enemies likely to kill one another, but most lions are in Africa and most tigers in Asia. But incredible though he is, Hercules is not unique. Ligers have been bred in captivity, deliberately and accidentally, since shortly before World War II.



Today there are believed to be a handful of ligers around the world and a similar number of tigons, the product of a tiger father and lion mother. Tigons are smaller than ligers and take on more physical characteristics of the tiger.

Famous cross-breeds




Look at the size of the head on this thing.. Surprised)
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 08:49 pm
Sorry folks.
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 09:19 pm
And here is the new thread:

http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1356192#1356192

Volume #60 / The Darker Side
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Stradee
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 10:08 pm
Who's gonna argue with a cat that weighs 900 lbs stands 12 ft tall, AND swims in the family pool???


http://www.tigers-animal-actors.com/about/liger/sudanswim.jpg
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 10:21 pm
Hiya big boy. May I join you?

I will do a search elsewhere for the those photos. They were really good.
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 10:32 pm
http://www.tigers-animal-actors.com/about/liger/ligerstand-s.JPG
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Stradee
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 10:43 pm
sumac, careful ~Tiger kittens got a chain round his neck!


http://www.lairweb.org.nz/tiger/ligers.html

http://www.lairweb.org.nz/tiger/ligers3.html
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 10:44 pm
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:0tnWlDtSkTkJ:www.anonymousphilanthropist.
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 10:46 pm
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:9Df5Fzwu9I0J:www.vialarp.org/stephanie/images
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 10:49 pm
I don't understand why my photos don't appear.
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 23 May, 2005 10:50 pm
Never heard of a ti-liger.
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teenyboone
 
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Reply Tue 24 May, 2005 11:28 am
Stradee wrote:
Teeny, you live by the water! Nothing compares to the sound of the ocean, seagulls, quiet foggy days disturbed only by the sound of an occasional tug boat whistle - and clean air riding soflty on the jet stream!

Driving the Great Highway in SF, and leisurely scenic excursions along the Pacific North Coast <Hwy 101> and visiting small townships and villages along the way... Smile

The Sierras are beautiful though, and right now I'm preparing to refill the Hummingbird feeders, trim lawns, prune decorative shrubs near the house, enjoying the warm sunshine. I'm staying as far away from my office and housework today, but wanted to say hi and wish you and all the wildclickers a marvelous day!

<with Danon and pwayfarer - sending warm weather to ehBeth and UL>

I live in an open section of the Atlantic Coast. We are 55 miles south of Manhatten. In Union beach north of me about 15 miles, you can dine at a waterfront cafe and see Staten Island and the Verrazano Bridge, lit up at night. breathtaking! I can walk to the beach on a good day but there's a section with driftwood, lots of sand plovers, gulls and the usual scavengers, even crabs sometimes left by high tide. I go to hunt for sea glass. The green, white and amber colored glass from broken bottles and glass that has been pounded smooth and pebble like. I find small sand dollars and an occasional whorl-like shells. I began this when my kids were young and curious and to this day, they are still fascinated by water, waves and the wildlife that explore the sea! It has a way of putting you in touch with that that is mightier than you! The sea is beautiful, calm and serene but can be dangerous in a storm! ahhh! but I love the sea, having been raised on the banks of the Mississippi in New Orleans and I can't live in a land-locked state. NJ is in a migratory path of birds returning in the spring and flying south in the fall. Great place!
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Stradee
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2005 09:53 pm
Teeny, sounds like a terrific place to live! Your description reminded me of my hometown, the ocean, and the bay area. Smile

Please join the wildclickers at the newest Rainforest thread ~

http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=52260&start=0
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