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MADDOG
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Howdy,Wouldent it just be the great blue bull$hit,if this flu is bird flu.

Like i have been doing my sunday walks beside sevin mile creek.

Trying to avoid the piles of bluheron puke and poop.

Normally they only poop,why are they Pukeing??

Strange january onomaly.

And now i got it in the lungs.

Oh well just a cooincidence.

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Linda LD
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MADDOG,

Stay away from the Blue Heron Rooks, I know, you think just 'cause they look gangly you can catch one!

And don't play with any dead bird heads! we're trying to get you better, not sicker!

Linda

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MADDOG
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AHH, But can I roll on the dead ones??????

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could be worse...what if it was ostriches?
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I love great blue herons. Always go to see them in a rookery not far from here on Mothers Day every year. Hundreds nest there, amazing!

I agree that a bird like the great blue could be a bellweather for diseases affecting birds; any wild bird could. The crows and jays were for West Nile virus.

My puzzlement is this: how do you identify great blue heron puke from other deposits? Does it look like those trick vomit plastic thingys?

Be sure you take some good immune boosting stuff to help overcome whatever you got in the lungs. Sounds ominous?

Take care of my favorite pup,

Ann - OH

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Linda LD
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Stick to rolling in the dead opossums and carp, o.k?

L

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MADDOG
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opossums,What a wonderful creature they are usually two for one.

One gets run over and another one goes out to see it and splat two for one.

They lay in the hot sun and get rolled flatter and flatter.

And dry out in the sun.

Then you can peel them up and play frizbee with them!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!


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Hi Ann,Great blue heron puke looks back at you.

All the undigested fish eyes just stare at you.

Allmost makes you feel guilty or something.

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Charlie ostriches would be like a mnt climb to get over it.

Probably would have to use my ice axe and crampons,it get on top of it.

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Eeeeewwwwwwww!!!

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...I don't know whether great blue herons are protected or not...you might be dealing with an endangered feces...
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Ohmygosh, I just had to respond to this as I (sadly) have first-hand expereince with heron poop.

We have this one heron who would love to hang out in our boat that was anchored outside our cabin. We rowed out there one day and it had left us a present...a ginormous blob of poop.

Heron poop is not like any poop. This stuff stripped off all the paint from the seat. It was and remains the most awful thing I think I have ever smelled lolol.

The smell in the boat did not go away all summer. So there were days we spent hours fishing in the heron poop boat.

You have my utmost sympathy MADDOG.

[Smile]

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Just thinkin out loud cause I dont know how to do it any other way.
And I am not nearly as smart as Charlie with the ostrich and protected feces comment!!! [Big Grin]
Just wondering if puking herons are the normal mode of action, just like a cat hacking up furballs and undigestable mice parts. Just as nature intended.
DONT worry about the bird flu here! They will let us know before we even have it!
The likely hood of us getting it here is VERY remote. Part of the reason is we dont treat out chickens and feathered friends like a lap dog. And 'play' with it night and day, like other parts of the world.
Ever watch a news clip without the affected area of the world that isnt playing with them hand on skin???
I dont think the bird flu will get to this part of the world. THEN the flu has to mutate into human to human form of which it isnt right NOW!!!
Dont fall prey to the media blitz and sensationalism that sells there goods!!!
If all else fails think of Y2K, didnt happen did it?? And there was something since that didnt happen. Cant remember. Hope you can because IF they make a big deal out of it, probably wont happen.
If that isnt enough ammo, and all else fails, WASH your hands, helps the most. Because I am --just don--

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CHARLIE ,THAT WAS A GOOD ONE!!!!!!

HE HE HE HE HE HE HE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

MADDOG

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Thanks, Just Don, I agree with you on the bird flu issue.
If hospitals really enforced hand-washing and gave people on antibiotics some acidophilus, I think they would really cut way back on the C difficile problem as well.
I also notice that most toilets in hospitals do not have a cover. I read somewhere that flushing a toilet sprays huge amounts of bacteria into the air.
So putting the lid down before flushing should be a sanitation rule.
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Hi Don,It is allways good to hear from you.

How are the ladies doing???

MADDOG

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I have spent an enormous amount of time observing herons, and I just wanted to put in a good word for the great blue! It's a hardy creature, the only year-round resident heron in most of the US. It's amazing to sit and watch them fish. It can be boring, but the moment of strike, especially if they bag a big fish, is impressive to witness. The necks are thin so that you can watch the fish squirm as it's being swallowed alive. Use good binoculars for a close-up -although in central park in new york, there are great egrets nesting in the ramble that you can get within two or three feet of.

I had my uvula removed as a child. as a result I am able to perfectly mimic the low croaking of great blues and great egrets. This talent has unfortunately never gotten me a date!

The green heron is my favorite, they are highly intelligent birds and will use bait to fish, tossing bits of debris on the water and waiting for fish/frogs to investigate.

Also last summer I located the nest and favored feeding marsh of a family of yellow crowned night herons {they become diurnal during breeding and nesting season} and spent many an hour observing the habits of these beautiful flourescent-plumaged herons.

Can't believe this topic came up on lymenet! Anyone else here obsessed with birds? If so, please email me, because I'd love to make some ornithology friends!

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Maddog...glad you can control yourself and not lap that blue slime up!....lol

Maybe you are not such a Maddog afterall. [Big Grin] .?


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MADDOG,

Circumstances beyond my control had me thinking about you last night.

My husband had to stay late at church. So I brought the kids home. I got home from church, dead-dog tired. I let the black lab outside--which is against the rules--but I was really tired and it was really dark, and the dog is black...

My four-year-old had locked the cats in my bedroom when he left in the morning--and God bless the kitties--they did their business in the bathtub.

After I got the poop cleaned up, I started hearing my kids yelling and screaming! I run to the sliding glass door--and their stands my house lab--with a very dead, stiff squirrel in her very proud mouth! she said it was for soup!

I couldn't help but think of you, ARRRROUUUuugh!

L

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