Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Caturday; Interspecies Ed.

A couple of hoofed rats:


M. Bouffant said...

Little harsh on Bambi, innit?

Stewart Dean said...

...and they are tick transport vehicles. I can't walk on grass any more without suiting and booting up.
FWIW, there are more deer now than when the white man came to North America....because lawns.

Dark Avenger said...

And the lack of wolves and mountain lions in the eastern US.

Comrade Misfit said...

DA, and places where hunting is frowned upon.

CenterPuke88 said...

Yea, the suburbanite complaints about Bambi eating their shrubs and then complaining when someone aces Bambi is hilarious.

dinthebeast said...

My dad and my brother both liked to eat those hoofed rats, but I never really liked venison very much. They made some deer jerky that I ate a lot of, once, though.
And, yeah, I was seriously grossed out by the parasites. Butchering them wasn't a big deal, way easier than a hog or a cow, but the fleas and ticks made me want to run and hide the dogs.

-Doug in Oakland

Dark Avenger said...

This is from a USDA fact sheet about white-tailed deer in NJ:


After European settlement, unregulated harvest of deer led to a significant decrease in the species, but many environmental and social changes have since led to a population explosion. In the early 1900s, strict regulatory action was implemented in many eastern states in an effort to increase the deer population. This effort was highly successful, but as the population recovered, large predators, such as the eastern cougar, were hunted in many areas to local extinction. (Ed)