Author Topic: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill  (Read 22055 times)

Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #300 on: March 11, 2017, 01:21:16 pm »
My landlord is a beekeeper with 16 hives.

Although the bees have been sleeping since I bought Millie the white Velomobile, now they are awake they are attracted to her and peeing on her in the garage. I have all these tiny yellow dots which are bee urine. They seem not to come off with water.

Anyone know how to remove bee wee from a white painted carbon velomobile without dissolving the velomobile?

(First world problem, clearly!)
My blog on cycling in Germany and eating German cake – http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk


Kim

  • An appetite for the epic, but no real stamina
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #301 on: March 11, 2017, 01:53:12 pm »
Maybe you could compare notes with nikki's kayak...
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #302 on: March 31, 2017, 06:13:38 pm »
Our lunch and its preparation were interrupted by the appearance of an escaped white rabbit bounding into our garden.

We don't know who the owners are or where they might live.

Rabbit was darting all over the place but did take some of the lettuce we offered before bounding off.

I don't think we can/could do anything...

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #303 on: March 31, 2017, 08:20:28 pm »
Bunny rabbit came back but hopped off by the time I'd put out more lettuce.
What should we do if it returns when David is home?

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #304 on: March 31, 2017, 08:30:07 pm »
Carrots, onions, simmer on a low heat for 90 mins.   Hmm, rabbit stew.  :P
Aging.  "It doesn't get harder.  You just go slower."
Greg LeKim

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #305 on: March 31, 2017, 08:35:40 pm »
First, catch your rabbit...

Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Hedgehog whisperer
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #306 on: April 01, 2017, 09:19:58 pm »
I can't stop laughing

https://youtu.be/CEQuDyuQFKE
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #307 on: April 21, 2017, 12:10:16 pm »
I got home, last night, and needed to rush to get showered, changed into my bike gear, get the bike int he car then drive 10 miles to meet up with a group of cyclists to go out to tackle some hills.

Imagine my surprise to find that one of the cats (we suspect it is Oreo) had been sleeping on top of my cycling gear, then had decided to use it as a toilet!  Just what I needed!

The worrying bit was that the urine looked like it had some blood in it :(

We haven't seen him all of yesterday, nor today...
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #308 on: May 02, 2017, 09:52:34 pm »
Seen on Twitter https://twitter.com/ferrisjabr/status/859441404551942144


Imagine these crawling all over your tent... :jurek:
Not fast & rarely furious

tweeting occasional in(s)anities as andrewxclark

Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #309 on: May 11, 2017, 03:31:14 pm »
Apropos of the recent BBC article about counting albatrosses by satellite, I've discovered that you can also count emperor penguins on Google Earth

https://plus.codes/29PJFH59+4C   (switch to satellite view using the top centre menu bars)
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/-75.5408171,-27.4237657//@-75.5419789,-27.4248455,461m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #310 on: May 16, 2017, 10:17:12 am »
I was mugged this morning by Olive, our local Irish deerhound. She's lovely, but very big and her not-very-big female owner has trouble keeping her under control when she's excitable. She knows I have a tendency to keep treats in my pocket and she puts her nose in my pocket at every available opportunity. Her owner describes her as being "like Emu", which is pretty accurate I think.

One thing leads to another, as it does, and said owner and I have a date for Friday morning for at tandem ride.

Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #311 on: May 21, 2017, 09:55:34 pm »
WoW I think you mean either an Irish Wolfhound or a Scottish Deerhound. Both are great big shaggy galumphing but friendly creatures (unless you are a wolf or a deer of course).
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #312 on: May 22, 2017, 08:45:04 am »
Don't mess with sea lions.
https://youtu.be/pMDtibc13fc
Aging.  "It doesn't get harder.  You just go slower."
Greg LeKim

David Martin

  • Thats Dr Oi You thankyouverymuch
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #313 on: May 22, 2017, 04:25:59 pm »
Impressively fast reactions there.
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #314 on: June 22, 2017, 12:54:15 pm »
Seen in West Hampstead:


Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #315 on: June 22, 2017, 09:11:02 pm »
Carrots, onions, simmer on a low heat for 90 mins.   Hmm, rabbit stew.  :P

saw a wild one out at noon today down the lane, rather unusual
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #316 on: Today at 11:13:37 am »
We've had three dead rabbits in our garden this week. All young and ostensibly healthy looking (aside from the being dead thing) and with no obvious signs of having been attacked (eg by a fox), nor any signs of myxomatosis or any other obvious disease.

So I'm left wondering what it was that did for them.

Could be the heat, perhaps - I know rabbits are prone to heat stroke. One of them was under the garden shed - it was the dog that found it - so probably taking shelter from the blazing sun we had earlier in the week. The other possibility is that the neighbours are poisoning them, which makes me reluctant to let the dog have them, or to eat them myself.

I just launched them over the hedge into the field next door, much to the dog's disappointment and confusion. I've had to reinforce the dog-proofing to stop him burrowing through the hedge to get to the bodies.