And now for something completely organic: weasels and scorpions

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  1. studiot

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  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    That is either a very small weasel or a large Woodpecker, Weasels go from 6.5" to 8".
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    Not the least weasel, which I've heard purported as the type of weasel we see here.
     
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    Thanks, forgot to take the "m." off that time...
     
  6. cmartinez

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    Talk about a daring weasel with guts... The only other small warm-blooded animal that I know that is that brave is the hummingbird. Them suckers can become nasty attackers if they feel threatened.
     
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    Our robin gets pretty uptight if his 5 O'clock feed isn't on time
     
  8. killivolt

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    Maybe he's been watching Lord of the Rings.

     
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    Every time I see that scene, a chord is struck inside of me...
     
  10. jpanhalt

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    That could easily be a Pileated Woodpecker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pileated_woodpecker). They get quite large. The red plumage on the head is a characteristic of many, if not all woodpeckers. I live in a log cabin (white cedar). It is like prime filet to them. I have seen both of the common NA varieties. They are a very canny bird and is the only bird that I have observed to always alight on the vertical part of a tree rather than a horizontal branch.

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    Hmm; the vertical part of the tree you say? Suddenly; I imagine a Weasel jumping from branch to land on a Woodpecker and it takes flight with a Weasel on it's back.

    The woodpecker; this is the third time this week.

    The Weasel; I have the ring!!!

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