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#16 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2013 - 09:23 PM

When I was about 6 yo, I got too close to a screech owl fledgling. It grabbed onto my pant leg and wouldn't let go. It scarred me for life.


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 09:56 PM

Pretty biord that you have there.. Hope he thins out your mouse problem..

When I was about 6 yo, I got too close to a screech owl fledgling. It grabbed onto my pant leg and wouldn't let go. It scarred me for life.

:smilewink:  This explains a few more things about you..


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 10:45 PM

When I was about 6 yo, I got too close to a screech owl fledgling. It grabbed onto my pant leg and wouldn't let go. It scarred me for life.

When I was 6 years old I picked up my dads running chain saw and pulled the trigger a few times. My dad hitting something also attached to the pant legs scarred me for life too! :D True story BTW!


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 11:11 PM

When I was about 6 yo, I got too close to a screech owl fledgling. It grabbed onto my pant leg and wouldn't let go. It scarred me for life.


I'm sorry LD, if I startled you. To be honest, you're the first person I've ever had contact with that has any form of oclaphobia. (I had to look it up, no idea what it was called.)

I'm a little that way with bees for a similar reason. I used to be much worse, until we got a couple hives when I was in my teens. After tending them for a while, it became manageable. I can detach and appreciate the beauty of the nest/hive, but would rather not have one on me.
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Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:30 AM

I'm sorry LD, if I startled you. To be honest, you're the first person I've ever had contact with that has any form of oclaphobia.

Oh, I'm fine. I just take off my pants now if I see one. :D


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:51 AM

Oh, I'm fine. I just take off my pants now if I see one. :D


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 09:52 AM

The are beautiful birds. We have a paair of large ones around us, not sure the species, but they are huge, much bigger than the red tail hawks in the area. I'm pretty sure they have taken a couple of my chickens, they are probably close to twice the chickens size.


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 12:28 PM

It's always nice to have a pair of large hooters around! :dancingbanana:


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:50 PM

No owls around here but we have lots of hawks.

 

About 13 years ago I was doing security in downtown Charlotte. The place had a little treed area between the buildings with a gazebo. At night there was one light at ground level about 20 feet away from the gazebo that lit the area up. I was walking into the light and I heard something move so I got still. Movement quit, I figured it was one of the foxes we had seen around and started walking again. I took two steps and a huge Great Horned Owl took off and brushed both sides of my face with his wings. Good thing it wasn't an armed security post or I would have drilled holes all in the side of that building. Scared me bad and I don't often get scared. At dawn I found most of a squirrel in the weeds. I interrupted his dinner. Used to see him a couple of times a month after that.


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