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Rooster pheasant

Postby Mack » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:34 pm

If anyone is looking for their rooster pheasant, he's walking around OO at OO-10. I thought I was back in Nebraska this morning.
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Re: Rooster pheasant

Postby skeeter » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:57 am

Since we have many confirmed sightings of Mountain Lions widely scattered around the State I guess Pheasants are out roaming around too ?
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Re: Rooster pheasant

Postby Mack » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:19 pm

skeeter wrote:Since we have many confirmed sightings of Mountain Lions widely scattered around the State I guess Pheasants are out roaming around too ?


Several years ago, one of my blowhard weekend neighbors claimed to have a baby black bear in one of his trees. It was a big groundhog a dog chased up there. He's been mocked ever since.
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Re: Rooster pheasant

Postby skeeter » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:13 pm

Not making excuses for your neighbor identifying a Whistle Pig for a Bear but we do have occasional Bear(s) in my immediate area.

A guy up in Kingsgate on "H" took a good picture of one passing through his back yard and up on his Patio in the middle of the afternoon and took a good, clear picture of it and posted it on Ozark Anglers the next day. Coincidentally, our visiting Daughter's big Plott Hound took off jumping over the deck railing that same night and chased a Bear for a ways down the shoreline out front. At first we didn't believe her about the 2 A.M. incident but then there was the Kingsgate picture that showed-up that morning on OA that she knew nothing about.

The neighbor two homes over and about 400 yards away to our North lives on top of a semi-bluff right before it transitions into a vertical Bluff and there is a nice little cave there. This Sow Bear birthed and raised two cubs there Spring of last year (2016) and one of the cubs wandered into her neighbor's open garage and they had to call him and warn him not to come out of the house because Mama was right there watching.

But mistaking a Groundhog for a Bear cub is a good one ! :wink:
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Re: Rooster pheasant

Postby Mack » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:13 pm

This guy also claims to have introduced bull snakes to the area. He says he caught them in STL and brought them down. Black snakes too. But he bought those in AR. As far as bears, I've seen pictures of them going through the dumpsters at the Aunts Creek park.
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Re: Rooster pheasant

Postby FAADAN » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:32 pm

Mack wrote:This guy also claims to have introduced bull snakes to the area. He says he caught them in STL and brought them down. Black snakes too. But he bought those in AR. As far as bears, I've seen pictures of them going through the dumpsters at the Aunts Creek park.


Afraid God beat him to it on the snakes.
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Re: Rooster pheasant

Postby Mack » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:16 am

FAADAN wrote:
Mack wrote:This guy also claims to have introduced bull snakes to the area. He says he caught them in STL and brought them down. Black snakes too. But he bought those in AR. As far as bears, I've seen pictures of them going through the dumpsters at the Aunts Creek park.


Afraid God beat him to it on the snakes.


It just gets better with this guy. For years he's told me that the corps rules don't apply to him. He can do anything he likes, because he's 'grandfathered in'. Well, he and his two dock partners have been waiting for the corps to approve a request for a new dock. They got preliminary approval last summer., pending site inspection. Before the site inspection, this guy hired a guy with a pickup and chain saw to clear all the trees, branches and scrub around the shoreline adjacent to the dock. You guessed it, the rangers came down and got out their can of orange spray paint and marked everything he cut down. Apparently he wasn't as grandfathered as he claimed. One of the rangers said the fine should be 5 figures and the new dock is in jeopardy. His dock buddies aren't very happy.
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Re: Rooster pheasant

Postby skeeter » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:58 am

About the Rooster Pheasant and other local wildlife....there's a guy on the Branson1 forum who says he is feeding a stay-behind little Hummingbird and is making sure she has an unfrozen, constant supply of nectar at his feeder.

Gotta' admire people who appreciate wildlife and attempt to care for them for their benefit. :tup: Of course, I'm an admitted bird-nut and feed 'em all...year round, and can't wait until the Hummers return.

Your neighbor with the snakes and brush/tree clearing is some kind of special idiot. We have a guy down the road who is deliberately clearing trees and brush from behind his new lakefront home and has told everyone he is just prepared to pay the unreasonable fine. In his defense (sort of) he's on top of a 30' vertical bluff and the ridiculous Corps "take Line" marker ( I saw it myself when we looked at and rejected the property 13 years ago) is located about 150' BACK from the top edge of that bluff....makes no sense...like most things they do.
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Re: Rooster pheasant

Postby Mack » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:36 am

I'm really surprised a hummer would stick around this long. I have no idea how she makes it through the night. My neighbor is special kind of idiot. Along with his grandfather bs, he suggested we pave the path that goes to both of our boat docks. I laughed at him and told he'd end up in Leavenworth.
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