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I am not an owl-expert by any stretch, but my heart went pitter-patter when I saw that photo!!!! How cute! Where did your son find it Gunga!!!??? Was it injured?
You may have seen this already, but had to post it...Transformer Owl video...how freakin' cool are these creatures!!!???

http://youtu.be/DJrupqPqKYo
Mint!
(11-09-2011 08:16 PM)debskis Wrote: [ -> ]I am not an owl-expert by any stretch, but my heart went pitter-patter when I saw that photo!!!! How cute! Where did your son find it Gunga!!!??? Was it injured?
You may have seen this already, but had to post it...Transformer Owl video...how freakin' cool are these creatures!!!???

http://youtu.be/DJrupqPqKYo

I don't know where he found it or if it was injured. Communication is pretty sparse and for Operational Security, I don't even know where in Afghanistan he is. I just look on FB every day and hope for a pic or a quick note. I'll try to find out, though. COOL video, Debskis!
Mint--I like that!
That is totally mint!

Speaking of mint, being that I grow it and it does not fit very well into the thread title...I recently heard an advertisement on 1010WINS regarding garbage bags scented with mint. Rodents don't like them.
In NYC they're probably referring to rats.

Out here on Long Island along the northern Suffolk coast I have many cute rodents such as squirrels, chipmunks, field mice (rare), an occasional small grey rat (which usually has to be "escorted" away from the perimeter of my property-haven't seen any for quite some time), raccoon, the point of this... and even deer (not rodents), though not on a daily basis.

I love all of God's creatures around me, but the darn raccoon (as cute as he is on TV) always gets into my garbage and makes a mess. He always figures out how to get to it eventually, even with "raccoon -proof" features. Do you thin they hate mint as well? I've been told by my grandmother to use ammonia.

Does mint work?

On the topic of birds...

About eight or nine doves were feeding on the dropped nijer (sp?) from the "finch socks." I just looked again and they were suddenly gone. One landed right in front of me on the railing and I really looked at him and his coloring, contour, etc. with a more appreciative eye. As they are common birds, sometimes I forget to see their majesty.
Never heard of using mint to discourage the critters, but what about wolf urine spray? I've used it around the bird feeders to keep the deer from cleaning them out at night, and while it works for a period of time on the deer, it also seems to keep the birds away! You can buy Deer Off or similar online, or Lowe's or Home Depot has similar products.

Oh, and not to be the annoying BnG spelling cop, but since you did the (sp?) I believe it is spelled Nyjer...

Good luck!
Yes, that's it! Nyjer!

Finches and small birds love it. The doves will only eat what falls to the ground.
(11-11-2011 07:28 AM)VincentUlyssis Wrote: [ -> ]That is totally mint!

Speaking of mint, being that I grow it and it does not fit very well into the thread title...I recently heard an advertisement on 1010WINS regarding garbage bags scented with mint. Rodents don't like them.
I but the darn raccoon (as cute as he is on TV) always gets into my garbage and makes a mess. He always figures out how to get to it eventually, even with "raccoon -proof" features. Do you thin they hate mint as well? I've been told by my grandmother to use ammonia.

I had a raccoon around here that did that to my garbage cans. The problem is once they know how to do it they will never stop. So we went for a little ride, me and that raccoon, the kind of ride where two leave, but only one comes back. I set a cage trap for him baited with a piece of bread. In the morning he was there in the cage waiting for me. So I put the cage in the back of my Cherokee, and took a long ride to a big forest really far away. It was funny how calm he was, you would think he would be freaking out, but no he was very quiet and calm and seemed to enjoy the ride. When I let him out, he very slowly walked away, and turned once to look back at me. There has been peace at the garbage cans ever since! There are more raccoons around but they don't know about the garbage cans, so they leave them alone. Glad the one didn't teach them.

I know a lot of people hate squirrels but we have a very nice and polite one around here. He will come right up now and take a peanut right out of our hand. Its funny because he will sit in a tree and look through the kitchen window and wait for us. If he sees one of us at the sink he will run up below the window and look up with this pleading look, and then he will meet us by the door for a peanut. He practically comes inside, but like I said he is very polite and gentle, always very carefully and slowly taking the peanut. I have little patience for destructive animals but this little guy is quite the gentleman. Its too bad squirrels get such a bad rap. Any wild animal that wants to be nice like that I think is pretty cool, the birds around here are not nearly as friendly, and are more destructive too.
Got a note from my son. He doesn't know what kind of owl that was. He found it in a compound while he was on patrol. He said it was moving very slowly when he found it, so he gave it some food and made a place for it to sleep a bit and it got better (tough Marine-that son of mine Big Grin) Then it flew off.

VU-raccoons are MEAN! When I would leave the PD late at night, they were sometimes raiding the dumpsters. If I walked too close they hissed at me and looked like they were going into attack mode Sad
(this comment comes from Mr.2Beers)...V.U. you could always make friends with Mr. Winchester or Mr. Ruger and speak with them on your raccoon issue...
(11-12-2011 11:27 AM)Gungawoman Wrote: [ -> ]Got a note from my son. He doesn't know what kind of owl that was. He found it in a compound while he was on patrol. He said it was moving very slowly when he found it, so he gave it some food and made a place for it to sleep a bit and it got better (tough Marine-that son of mine Big Grin) Then it flew off.

Oh how sweet! Prob was exhausted and he gave it enough energy to finish migrating. Tell your son thank you for his service...to us and the owl!!
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