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Maro2Bear

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I'm all for finding and studying them, but what they are doing is way overboard in my opinion. The dogs should not be retrieving them. The dogs should be trained to indicate a find without touching it, either with a sit or a down. This is what we do for explosives detection. Don't want the dogs grabbing bombs and running around with them, do we?. Its easy to train that way.

Then sticking the turtle in pencil cases and toting them around in back packs? Again, no. Weigh, measure, collect samples, and then release them right back where you found them a few minutes later.

Exactly what I was thinking when I read this article. Nice that they are conducting the research. BUT, their methods seem very disruptive.
thanks for commenting Tom.
 

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Good afternooning all.

Today’s postcard of the Yorkshire Dales come from Askrigg which is famous for being Darrowby in the tv vet series All Creatures Great and Small.

The weather was warm, there were lots of waterfalls and the views were lovely. We even found Early Purple Orchids a UK native species which is tiny compared with its foreign cousins

The surgery in All Creatures Great & Small
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Early Purple Orchid… stands about 8 inches high
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Good afternooning all.

Today’s postcard of the Yorkshire Dales come from Askrigg which is famous for being Darrowby in the tv vet series All Creatures Great and Small.

The weather was warm, there were lots of waterfalls and the views were lovely. We even found Early Purple Orchids a UK native species which is tiny compared with its foreign cousins

The surgery in All Creatures Great & Small
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Early Purple Orchid… stands about 8 inches high
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BTW...I love your pictures...
 

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Good afternooning all.

Today’s postcard of the Yorkshire Dales come from Askrigg which is famous for being Darrowby in the tv vet series All Creatures Great and Small.

The weather was warm, there were lots of waterfalls and the views were lovely. We even found Early Purple Orchids a UK native species which is tiny compared with its foreign cousins

The surgery in All Creatures Great & Small
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Early Purple Orchid… stands about 8 inches high
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You sure are bee-bopping around in my old stomping grounds! All looking as I remembered.

➡️➡️ Great Meals - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaur...estaurant-Asenby_North_Yorkshire_England.html

➡️➡️ Our Local - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaur...nn-Boroughbridge_North_Yorkshire_England.html

➡️➡️ Our Old Hangout - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaur...un_Inn-Harrogate_North_Yorkshire_England.html

➡️➡️➡️ Another Local - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_R...by_Knaresborough_North_Yorkshire_England.html
 
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Good afternooning all.

Today’s postcard of the Yorkshire Dales come from Askrigg which is famous for being Darrowby in the tv vet series All Creatures Great and Small.

The weather was warm, there were lots of waterfalls and the views were lovely. We even found Early Purple Orchids a UK native species which is tiny compared with its foreign cousins

The surgery in All Creatures Great & Small
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Early Purple Orchid… stands about 8 inches high
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Love the fact that I can visit all these beautiful places vicariously through you 🥰
 

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Considering they are T ornata ornata they are stressed relatively easily and are kinda hard to keep. I have had some success with them.
Oh, and my neighbor and friend has a mini Australian Shepherd, I have used her, Penny, to find 3 different sorta lost Sulcata she found all 3, and she found a Russian I usta have . She is not trained to do this, she is actually smarter than her owner...lol
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She spends her days outside and her nights in there. She is missing a leg, she is in a 100 gallon tank, too heavy for me to move, so you are seeing spider webs between the glass and the wall...I hang my head in the Housekeepers Hall of Shame..
Well spiders live in king's houses so you must be a Queen 😁. Me too cause I'm sitting on my butt watching one crawling across my ceiling 🤣. I don't care as long as it doesn't bug me.
 

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I really feel for that person that posted the thread tortoise eye problem. I can't stop thinking about it. I keep thinking that a tortoises skin is so different that a needle is like a stab wound and open somewhat like leather. Once you poke a hole in leather it's there even if you can't find it. Is there anything that is a tortoise "band-aid"? That gives it time to really heal. Sorry to post this here but I didn't want to post it there.
 

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Another nice Spring morning here. Cool but bright & sunny out.

I snapped a few early morning pix before I get busy sanding, & staining a nice butcher block countertop from This Old House Rehab. Many ppl suggested we remove....it’s a beautiful, solid, real butcher block that fits nicely in the space between oven & fridge. It’s staying. 😃

Garden Pix
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Another nice Spring morning here. Cool but bright & sunny out.

I snapped a few early morning pix before I get busy sanding, & staining a nice butcher block countertop from This Old House Rehab. Many ppl suggested we remove....it’s a beautiful, solid, real butcher block that fits nicely in the space between oven & fridge. It’s staying. 😃

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Beautiful! Rose and I wish we had a green thumb like you Mark.
 

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My mother in law and one of her filipina friends just killed a chicken for dinner. For some reason it bothered me a little. I have cleaned fish, dressed out small game and deer. That doesn't bother me but for some reason that poor and innocent chicken did.
I must be getting soft as I age.🤔🤔
No pics, didn't think you all wouldn't have appreciated that.👍
 

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Our last day in Yorkshire was a longer 6.5 mile hike in the Malham area. I know we have done longer walks back home in Kent, but the terrain here is much tougher… steep and uneven.

We have had an amazing week for wildlife. We saw our 4th owl species for the week today, Little Owl, and the UK only has 5 native species. We saw Roe Deer on the moors today (no photos). And so many wildflowers.

Malham Tarn
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Little Owl - a day-flying owl about the size of a US Burrowing Owl
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View from the top of Malham Cove
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Malham Cove is a huge inland cliff
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A male Peregrine - we suspect his mate had a nest behind that we couldn’t see
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“Limestone Pavement” at the top of the cove requires careful crossing due the deep fissures
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Wild Mountain Pansies are tiny but they were all over
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The calves were just cute :D
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Another nice Spring morning here. Cool but bright & sunny out.

I snapped a few early morning pix before I get busy sanding, & staining a nice butcher block countertop from This Old House Rehab. Many ppl suggested we remove....it’s a beautiful, solid, real butcher block that fits nicely in the space between oven & fridge. It’s staying. 😃

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Beautiful flowers and I think a good piece of real butcher block is something I would have been stingy with... and taken it home for myself 😁
 

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The plants do all the work really. Spring & Fall are perfect here for plants. Summer is hit or miss - no rain, too much rain, too humid, or drought conditions.
I actually think you have a green thumb 🤣 the only plants I can grow are the ones that would grow anyway. Especially if if I don't have to watch over them.😏
 

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Our last day in Yorkshire was a longer 6.5 mile hike in the Malham area. I know we have done longer walks back home in Kent, but the terrain here is much tougher… steep and uneven.

We have had an amazing week for wildlife. We saw our 4th owl species for the week today, Little Owl, and the UK only has 5 native species. We saw Roe Deer on the moors today (no photos). And so many wildflowers.

Malham Tarn
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Little Owl - a day-flying owl about the size of a US Burrowing Owl
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View from the top of Malham Cove
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Malham Cove is a huge inland cliff
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A male Peregrine - we suspect his mate had a nest behind that we couldn’t see
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“Limestone Pavement” at the top of the cove requires careful crossing due the deep fissures
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Wild Mountain Pansies are tiny but they were all over
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The calves were just cute :D
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Great place, i used to take anyone & everyone there when they came to Yorkshire for a visit! Loved it there. Another spot, always fun to visit was Brimham Rocks! You’re making me home sick.
 

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Great place, i used to take anyone & everyone there when they came to Yorkshire for a visit! Loved it there. Another spot, always fun to visit was Brimham Rocks! You’re making me home sick.
I made myself homesick. We used to walk Brimham probably more often than anywhere. No time this week. I would move back here like a shot if I could
 
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