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Old October 21st, 2012, 03:20 PM   #21

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Salmon can never be caught, well not by me anyway. Take it from one who spends half his sparetime up to his neck in waders in the Dee.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 03:29 PM   #22

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Salmon can never be caught, well not by me anyway. Take it from one who spends half his sparetime up to his neck in waders in the Dee.
Ha ha, that's coz they stop eating shorly after entering fresh water. The idea being that they may only mate once therefore they must ensure the most amount of roe possible in their guts..No room for food and that's why they're so hard to catch. you've got to annoy the buggers or play on their basic instincts. They want to eat even tho they can't.
I've caught loads in my time but I'm not so good at out-running the ghillies these days, and having to pay to catch em isn't nearly as much fun.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 03:33 PM   #23

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If I remember correcly, some species of plant lice give birth to alive nymphs(without laying eggs)

Tardigrades can survive for a couple of minutes at temperatures close to absolute zero and also withstand the vacuum of space(they are some cool animals)

The Kinkajou is one of the very few carnivores to sport a prehensile tail
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An average flea(2mm) can jump up to 35cm in leght and 20cm in height

The defence tactic of the Lioceris Lilii is quite unique: they use their own excrements as a protective shield against predators
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Before the sexual act, males of Empididae usually gift their female partners with petals or preys enveloped in silk or in a bubble bath; the interesting thing is that they recover their donation after the mating...smart guys
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Old October 21st, 2012, 03:39 PM   #24

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Ha ha, that's coz they stop eating shorly after entering fresh water. The idea being that they may only mate once therefore they must ensure the most amount of roe possible in their guts..No room for food and that's why they're so hard to catch. you've got to annoy the buggers or play on their basic instincts. They want to eat even tho they can't.
I've caught loads in my time but I'm not so good at out-running the ghillies these days, and having to pay to catch em isn't nearly as much fun.
Aah a fellow poacher I wish you had shared that info with me years ago. I have tried, god knows I have tried, to annoy the buggers but it seems they are better at the mind games than me. There is nothing worse than standing on the beat watching Lady Willington-Smythe catching a twelve pounder and winking at me with the words " It is all in the breeding old boy " I think I will have to resort to the dynamite method.
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A domestic cats hearing is so acute that it can distinguish between two identical sound sources placed 18 inches apart at a range of 60 feet, in the dark, whilst thinking about something else and licking itself at the same time!
My life is currently consumed by stray and feral cats and I can testify they have amazing abilities. I'm convinced they also have a talent for ESP because they come to my patio door for food and, invariably, no matter where I am in the house I can feel their eyes upon me.
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How could anyone know if a cat which is licking itself is thinking about anything else other than licking itself ?
They are constantly thinking about food, sleep and world domination, even when clawing the stuffing out of furniture or tripping up humans.
Cats are also unique in being able to lick themselves dry! Humans can't do this, I have tried and failed (and been thrown out of the swimming baths)
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Ducks have been known to exhibit homosexuality and necrophilia - in one case, both at the same time.
The Lake Duck of South America has a corkscrew penis that, at full extension, would be about as long as the duck itself.
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Aah a fellow poacher I wish you had shared that info with me years ago. I have tried, god knows I have tried, to annoy the buggers but it seems they are better at the mind games than me. There is nothing worse than standing on the beat watching Lady Willington-Smythe catching a twelve pounder and winking at me with the words " It is all in the breeding old boy " I think I will have to resort to the dynamite method.
The thing is, the best beats are usually way out of the common mans price range, so the only way to fish them, is without a permit.
I've taken some very nice fish from some of the most expensive stretches on the tweed and right from under the noses of some of the poshest toffs.
That just made it all the more enjoyable imo.

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Ever seen a badger skeleton with a penis bone ? I'll wager you haven't.

It's not a bone as such, it's grizzle or hard fat.
I don't think I've ever seen a badger, never mind a badger skeleton. I don't really do countryside...
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It is estimated that millions of trees are planted accidentally by squirrels who bury nuts and forget where they hid.

Eagles mate in the air.
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