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EllieMay

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So the wife and I were playing tennis at Bryan Park when it’s all “bwaap bwaap bwaap”. Then we remembered that walking dead’s World Beyond was filming in the park. Nothing like simulated full auto weapons fire!
How cool is that 😝 hope you at least got a sneak preview.. one of my daughters would do many chores for that!!! 🤣🤣🤣
 

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We may have been in the same place today 🤔

Oh..? Was that you both standing next to me?
Although while I was standing quietly a sudden flash of lightning and then.....
BOOOOM!
The whole place shook!
It had hit something behind me!!!
It sounded exactly like someone had set of a FIREWORK right behind me!!!
My skeleton jumped right outta my body and ran down the street the other way!!
I darn near had to change my pants!! 😳🤬
Stupid thunder... I hope no ones house got hit?...
 

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Oh..? Was that you both standing next to me?
Although while I was standing quietly a sudden flash of lightning and then.....
BOOOOM!
The whole place shook!
It had hit something behind me!!!
It sounded exactly like someone had set of a FIREWORK right behind me!!!
My skeleton jumped right outta my body and ran down the street the other way!!
I darn near had to change my pants!! 😳🤬
Stupid thunder... I hope no ones house got hit?...
I remember lying on a beach in Miami years ago just relaxing and probably sleeping off the late night before under the sun and blue sky, when the thunder would just come out of nowhere - I jumped out of my skin several times that holiday! Was a nervous wreck by the time I got home!!!:eek:
 

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Good morning/afternoon all and Happy Wednesday.
Quite cloudy but still warm here.
Lola is in and out as usual.
Yesterday he got himself jammed on his side between a wall and large flower planter that he'd managed to move away from it. He wasn't like it for long and was in the shade but thank goodness I don't leave him to his own devices when he's outside - I dread to think what could have happened. Modifications have been made so that he can't get in that corner now.
I gave him a soak and he was fine afterwards, but I doubt he's learnt his lesson and I'm sure it's only a matter of time before my naughty torty is in trouble again.
 

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Good morning/afternoon all and Happy Wednesday.
Quite cloudy but still warm here.
Lola is in and out as usual.
Yesterday he got himself jammed on his side between a wall and large flower planter that he'd managed to move away from it. He wasn't like it for long and was in the shade but thank goodness I don't leave him to his own devices when he's outside - I dread to think what could have happened. Modifications have been made so that he can't get in that corner now.
I gave him a soak and he was fine afterwards, but I doubt he's learnt his lesson and I'm sure it's only a matter of time before my naughty torty is in trouble again.

Good morning Lyn and all,
I have the same problem.
I push everything to the fence and my tort goes right along the fence trying to push everything back to the middle of the yard!
MOST OF THE TIME she is Soooooo incredibly smart!
But sometimes she can be....🤔
A jerk.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!
And post more videos of cicadas if ya have them!!!!

Also Lyn,
If you don’t mind me asking....
What possessed you to move from
Florida to England??
That’s a heck of a temp change...? 🥵🥶
 

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Good morning Lyn and all,
I have the same problem.
I push everything to the fence and my tort goes right along the fence trying to push everything back to the middle of the yard!
MOST OF THE TIME she is Soooooo incredibly smart!
But sometimes she can be....🤔
A jerk.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!
And post more videos of cicadas if ya have them!!!!

Also Lyn,
If you don’t mind me asking....
What possessed you to move from
Florida to England??
That’s a heck of a temp change...? 🥵🥶

I’m guessing she was in Florida on holiday!
 

Maro2Bear

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How much rain did we get yesterday? Enough that an Eastern Painted Turtle showed up right on the front porch this morning. We live a good distance away from any holding drainage ponds, a bit further from any creek or large pond.

Scooped it up, took some pix and off se went to release it into local pond. Lo and behold, as I released the turtle, I found a large turtle skeleton.

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If you don’t mind me asking....
What possessed you to move from
Florida to England??
That’s a heck of a temp change...? 🥵🥶
I was only on holiday - just 2 weeks at the Chateau Hotel - had a great time.
You're right about the temps - I couldn't get over how it was warmer outside than in everywhere we went because of the A/C.
 

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How much rain did we get yesterday? Enough that an Eastern Painted Turtle showed up right on the front porch this morning. We live a good distance away from any holding drainage ponds, a bit further from any creek or large pond.

Scooped it up, took some pix and off se went to release it into local pond. Lo and behold, as I released the turtle, I found a large turtle skeleton.

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It's a possibility the turtle came around to lay eggs. That happened here once to me. I called our fish and wildlife and they told me that turtles will travel a long ways from their home for that. My neighbor had brought her to me thinking she was my tortoise. I kept her overnight then released her the following day a couple of feet from where she was picked up but facing the other way back to the river she probably came from. It was really neat to have that experience. Before she left she came to the front door and scratched as if to say goodbye.
 

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There is a very persistent cat visiting my garden at night who is showing too much interest in my frogs.
So I've just been out in the garden setting up my cat deterrent - the hosepipe. I've already placed bamboo sticks and water trays at the spots where he comes over the fence. Just in case that doesn't put him off, I'll turn the hose on every 15 mins or so to scare him off. I've been looking at motion activated sprinklers which would be better.
One of the frogs was sat by a plant pot watching me and for the first time ever I saw a frog yawn!!
He must have been bored waiting for me to disappear so that he could get on looking for his supper. :)

Another funny thing I saw today was a little mouse sat in the tray of one of my birds feeders. He was so busy eating he didn't see or hear me and it was only when I prodded him that he looked around and ran off. As cute as he is I don't want to encourage mice, so the bird feeder has been moved to a spot he won't find so easy to get to. What a spoil sport I am!
 

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There is a very persistent cat visiting my garden at night who is showing too much interest in my frogs.
So I've just been out in the garden setting up my cat deterrent - the hosepipe. I've already placed bamboo sticks and water trays at the spots where he comes over the fence. Just in case that doesn't put him off, I'll turn the hose on every 15 mins or so to scare him off. I've been looking at motion activated sprinklers which would be better.
One of the frogs was sat by a plant pot watching me and for the first time ever I saw a frog yawn!!
He must have been bored waiting for me to disappear so that he could get on looking for his supper. :)

Another funny thing I saw today was a little mouse sat in the tray of one of my birds feeders. He was so busy eating he didn't see or hear me and it was only when I prodded him that he looked around and ran off. As cute as he is I don't want to encourage mice, so the bird feeder has been moved to a spot he won't find so easy to get to. What a spoil sport I am!
Yea it's funny that every animal yawns. I actually googled it 🤣 now you have me thinking about motion activated sprinklers too. Especially in certain places. The birds and toads won't mind but the cat's will.😁Dilly won't let me pet him if my fingers are moist let alone dripping. I don't even know how he can tell but he can.🤗
 

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There is a very persistent cat visiting my garden at night who is showing too much interest in my frogs.
So I've just been out in the garden setting up my cat deterrent - the hosepipe. I've already placed bamboo sticks and water trays at the spots where he comes over the fence. Just in case that doesn't put him off, I'll turn the hose on every 15 mins or so to scare him off. I've been looking at motion activated sprinklers which would be better.
One of the frogs was sat by a plant pot watching me and for the first time ever I saw a frog yawn!!
He must have been bored waiting for me to disappear so that he could get on looking for his supper. :)

Another funny thing I saw today was a little mouse sat in the tray of one of my birds feeders. He was so busy eating he didn't see or hear me and it was only when I prodded him that he looked around and ran off. As cute as he is I don't want to encourage mice, so the bird feeder has been moved to a spot he won't find so easy to get to. What a spoil sport I am!
Mice are excellent climbers, rope runners, acrobats, etc. As long as your feeder is out there, they'll find a way.
 
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