And now for something completely organic: weasels and scorpions

cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
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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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studiot

Joined Nov 9, 2007
4,998
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
Our robin gets pretty uptight if his 5 O'clock feed isn't on time
 

jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
11,088
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.

John
 

killivolt

Joined Jan 10, 2010
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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.

John
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!!!

kv
 
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