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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:05 pm

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Post by tek » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:46 pm

daughter.tek is definitely enjoying her 3 months in FL.. someone posted this pic of her horse in her trailer at this weekend's show..

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Post by Azastan » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:14 pm

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Post by Foggy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:00 pm

Way cool, tek. :thumbs:

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:54 pm

:o

Pablo Escobar's hippos keep multiplying and Colombia doesn’t know how to stop it

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pablo-esco ... d=63413621
Around the time Escobar met his death in the early 90s, the government relocated most of the animals but not the hippos who were basically allowed to roam free.

"People forgot the hippos," said biologist David Echeverri, who works with CORNARE, the environmental agency in charge of tracking and managing the hippos in the region. He estimates there are about 50 or more of them now.

The area where they roam is a paradise for the animals who have no predators and ample food and water. But they're getting too close to people. It's not uncommon to spot a three-ton hippo walking around town. Locals call them the "village pets," but Echeverri said the "dangerous" and "territorial" species is anything but.

In Africa, hippos cause more human deaths than any other large animal. So far, there are no known attacks in Colombia.
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Post by Boxley » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:09 pm

Also in Florida - a place for people who drive carriages. This is one of the few places in the US where we have the right of way and actively seek out buggy whip makers.

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Post by DejaMoo » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:17 am

Scientists Dressed Horses Like Zebras to Figure Out Why They Have Stripes
Why do zebras have stripes?

Evolutionary biologists have proposed many possible theories, such as camouflage or vision aids for recognizing individual zebras. But in recent years, pest control has emerged as the leading explanation for zebra stripes.

Researchers led by Tim Caro, an evolutionary ecologist at UC Davis, set out to test this idea in the field. The results, published Wednesday in PLOS ONE, reveal that stripes are a powerful deterrent to horse flies, a common nuisance that suck blood and bite flesh.

The experiment managed to find the most delightful way to help explain these uniquely patterned coats—by getting horses to cosplay as zebras.

While the flies circled the horses and zebras at roughly the same rates, they landed on the zebras about a quarter as often.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:36 pm

Driver of Hummer strikes horse in Sam Houston Trail Ride

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texa ... =sftwitter
More than 2,000 trail riders are making their way into town this week to help kick off the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which begins Monday. And as large caravans of horses and wagons wend through Houston's streets and feeder roads, riders urge drivers to remember to give them space.

Just consider what happened Thursday morning: A white Hummer struck a horse as the Sam Houston Trail Ride rode south on Tomball Parkway, just inside the Grand Parkway. The horse and its rider, Tucker White, 22, are both fine to continue riding. But the horse has some blood on it's rump after being struck by the Hummer's headlight.

Trail riders who saw the collision say the driver was ignoring the mounted marshal's instructions to leave an open lane between the horses and traffic.
Horses and busy highways. Surprised incidents like this haven't happened frequently.
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Post by Whatever4 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:11 am

Here at FEMA Camp 626 we are up to our eyeballs in black lambs. Prepare for lamb spam.
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Post by Whatever4 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:13 am

More lamb spam.
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Post by NotaPerson » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:49 am

Whatever4 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:13 am
More lamb spam.
Cute. But you said there were bunnies at the FEMA camp you're visiting. So how about some bunny spam? I have it on good authority that at least one Fogbowzer really, really loves bunnies. :-D
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Post by Azastan » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:21 am

NotaPerson wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:49 am
Whatever4 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:13 am
More lamb spam.
Cute. But you said there were bunnies at the FEMA camp you're visiting. So how about some bunny spam? I have it on good authority that at least one Fogbowzer really, really loves bunnies. :-D
Bunny and lamb spam is good!

Comet (no blanket) and Poppy (neon green blanket) in my trainer's arena, January 7, 2019.
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Post by listeme » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:24 am

NotaPerson wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:49 am
Whatever4 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:13 am
More lamb spam.
Cute. But you said there were bunnies at the FEMA camp you're visiting. So how about some bunny spam? I have it on good authority that at least one Fogbowzer really, really loves bunnies. :-D
We'll get some bunny spam for ya :)
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Post by Whatever4 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:50 pm

Kady the Bunny
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Rambo Marvel (The brown one, father of the babies) and Jeffrey, the whether
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Pipkin
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Post by Whatever4 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:55 pm

Lamb mere minutes old. I don’t need to see that again.
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Post by Mr. Gneiss » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:40 pm

Whatever4 wrote:
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Lamb mere minutes old. I don’t need to see that again.
While I realize you are a city girl, W4 there's nothing unseemly about observing the miracle of a lambing. I never saw a lamb born, but was raised on a commercial cattle ranch and saw my "fair" share of calves being born. Not to mention the numerous father-son bonding times when my dad would yank me out of bed at 3:00 a.m. Sometimes the cows needed physical assistance and I got to be a helper.

I watched some of the early Dr. Pol shows on National Geographic Wild and they reminded me of those romantic days of yore, absent the intense smells and immediacy of getting the calf out and breathing on their own. I cannot get too romantic about all that nowadays 'cause cow farts are a leading contributor to global climate change. :smoking: :swoon:

P.S. Sorry to hear about Verbie's mother. You have a kind heart, W4 (just a weakened stomach).

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Post by Azastan » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:51 pm

Whatever4 wrote:
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Lamb mere minutes old. I don’t need to see that again.
Better to watch, and make sure that nothing goes wrong, than to not watch and possibly lose an animal.

I am on a FB group which helps people with their goats, and it's amazing how often goats need assistance in getting those kids out.

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Post by Whatever4 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:28 am

The last pregnant ewe in the flock had twins a few hours ago. So for those keeping score, that’s 3 sets of twins, 3 singles, and one of the 1st twins died. Eight little black lambkins with curly wool. All in one week.

Yesterday the oldest ones were run-hopping all over the paddock. So very cute.
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Post by Notorial Dissent » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:01 am

Congratulations, that was a good run. I don't remember that twins in lambs is all that common or that the survival rate is all that high.
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Post by Whatever4 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:30 am

How do I post videos without outing myself? Can someone do it for me?
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Post by Whatever4 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:43 am

The moms have figured out the the tires scattering the property are perfect for playpens.
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Twins a few hours old, in the “jug”.
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Post by Azastan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:13 am

Notorial Dissent wrote:
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Congratulations, that was a good run. I don't remember that twins in lambs is all that common or that the survival rate is all that high.
Depends. My spouse tells me that certain bloodlines, especially the BYU bloodlines, were specifically bred to produce twins (meat breeds, such as the Suffolks). Usually the twins were male/female. Very rare to have both twins be males. Survival rate was very high on my spouse's parent's sheep ranch.

Mixed sex twin lambs are not like cows--sheep do not produce freemartins as a result of the mixed sex births (although there's a lot of interesting research on the lamb-producing potential of the female twin.

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Post by listeme » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:24 am

Azastan wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:13 am
Notorial Dissent wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:01 am
Congratulations, that was a good run. I don't remember that twins in lambs is all that common or that the survival rate is all that high.
Depends. My spouse tells me that certain bloodlines, especially the BYU bloodlines, were specifically bred to produce twins (meat breeds, such as the Suffolks). Usually the twins were male/female. Very rare to have both twins be males. Survival rate was very high on my spouse's parent's sheep ranch.

Mixed sex twin lambs are not like cows--sheep do not produce freemartins as a result of the mixed sex births (although there's a lot of interesting research on the lamb-producing potential of the female twin.
Yep -- and some families have more twins than others. Both surviving twin sets are male/female, and the ewes are mother and daughter.

The biggest pain about twins so far for me as fairly inexperienced shepherd person is that the mothers take a little while to be able to easily keep track of them. The births were spaced out over the week JUST enough that we've been able to rotate them through isolation jugs where they can more easily track and bond.

I'm a leetle tired, though.
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