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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:33 PM
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Eaglet egg #3 hatching right now 3:30pm Wed
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:35 PM
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1. And mama just sat back down on the nest!
Great picture too, that camera really zoomed in close.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:37 PM
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3. Yeah, it was good to see movement from inside the egg
Too bad he/she (is that dad?) sat back down, but I'll bet that baby is out soon
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:37 PM
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2. How far out of the egg has the eaglet come?
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 05:37 PM by catgirl
There was a hole already this morning on one end of the egg. It takes a while to fully come out.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:38 PM
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4. I'd say it's a full 2/3 break around the top now...
6:39 est
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:38 PM
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5. I saw it's beak pushing the eggshell just a few minutes ago
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 05:42 PM by Duer 157099
before moms sat down on it again
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:39 PM
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6. It's almost there. Big cracks and holes and you can see a body part peeking through. nt
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:40 PM
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7. Dad's back! n/t
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:41 PM
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8. Dad left! LOL! n/t
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:41 PM
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10. He dropped off dinner...a fish. n/t
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:41 PM
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9. Aww, dad just delivered a fish for the event
what a swell guy
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:42 PM
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11. New trout!
Yummy!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:43 PM
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12. Me"This is what is happening now...it is the momma" Josie" aaaaaand the fish"
Me"Yep and the fish"
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:43 PM
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13. What's that new critter in the nest? Can't make it out. n/t
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:45 PM
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14. Quite a collection: rabbit, groundhog, crow and now a fish LOL
Did I miss anything, I'm sure I have :rofl:
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:49 PM
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17. An Eagle smorgasbord
:)
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:49 PM
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18. It looks like a small dog!

Please tell me it's not a dog.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:53 PM
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20. I've been trying to get a better look at, but can't tell exactly what it is. I don't think it's a
dog though. It looked like a wild animal.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:06 PM
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21. They did a closeup of its face

and it looks like a small dog. I hope not. Not sure I could stand to watch them eat it.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:20 PM
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23. OMG, if a neighbor around there is missing a puppy
I wonder if they'll seek revenge?
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:16 PM
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35. It's not a puppy. It's a muskrat, a natural prey animal for eagles.
I think you can calm down now.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:21 PM
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36. And it's not unusual for puppies to be taken by birds of prey
It's just not common to be watching it live on a cam. If I were a neighbor and my puppy went missing and I tuned in and saw it in the nest, I'd be freaked out, understandably.

BTW, I am calm.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:35 PM
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41. Yup. Oh well. Little doggie out running loose gets grabbed by
an eagle. Nature, red in tooth and claw. Little doggie'd do the same to a squirrel if it caught it. I can't see the difference, frankly.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:50 PM
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27. It's a muskrat.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:06 PM
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31. Oh, thank G-d.
I couldn't be happy about a poor little dog being devoured. :(
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:09 PM
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32. Really? So, you think doggies are more important than muskrats?
Why is that? Muskrats are simple little vegetarian animals that mean no harm. I love watching them in the little lake near me. Dogs? Not so much. The dogs that visit that same lake seem to do little else than harass the geese and kill the goslings. I can't see how they're of more use than the inoffensive muskrat, really.

Perhaps you can explain it to me.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:28 PM
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37. Dinner for Eagles...Hmmm....wild animal or a 5 year old's pet dog? What's to explain?
:eyes: So, you don't like dogs? Or you just prefer muskrats because they're so warm and cozy to snuggle with and give you MORE unconditional love....more-so than dogs?
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:31 PM
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38. Anyone living near or visting where the eagles have a nest should be smart enough not to let a small
dog out.

Basic. Common. Sense.
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:37 PM
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43. My mother used to stand guard over her Yorkie . . .
when the dog went out into the yard to go potty because there were red tail hawks around.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:47 PM
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47. Certainly. And people who have dogs and cats in areas where there are bear and mountain lions do
the same thing. Common sense.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:38 PM
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44. That's true, but I wouldn't know if I had nesting Eagles somewhere in the neighborhood.
Why would anyone else know if it's in their neighborhood? Unless the counties send out notices. Can't use Basic-Common-Sense if you don't know about it.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:46 PM
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46. People living in areas where there is an eagle nest do know about it.
And if you have a small dog, you make it your business to know.

But, go ahead and argue, then blame the eagles, because that makes soooo much sense.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:54 PM
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48. Who blamed the Eagles? NOT ME!
You're picking a fight just to be picking a fight with THE WRONG PERSON! I have NEVER blamed the Eagles for a damn thing. Read the fucking thread before you accuse me of something, bobbolink. All I said was I wouldn't be able to watch a dog be devoured. That's hardly "blaming" the Eagles. That's ME loving dogs and the importance of them in a family's life. Sheesh. Get a fucking grip.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:55 PM
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49. Yes, I can tell you're not upset.
Have a nice evening.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:04 PM
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51. Trust me, I will, BOBBOLINK. n/t
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:10 PM
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53. I'm glad. That makes me rest easy.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:32 PM
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57. Good. Something needs to. n/t
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:37 PM
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42. No, I like dogs a lot. It's just that there's no appreciable difference
between a dog and a muskrat. Both are prey if an eagle sees them and they're small enough to fly away with.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:33 PM
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39. So that's what that long in the tooth thing was - cool! nt
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:46 PM
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15. I hope firstborn doesn't start pecking on new baby
He's probably under there already doing it, the little feisty troublemaker
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:47 PM
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16. One of the parents just dropped off a fresh new fish catch.
And then took off again.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:50 PM
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19. I half expect to see firstborn's head to pop out and start eating
the fish head
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:19 PM
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22. Parent on duty is eating the fish . . .
and feeding the babies. I see only two right now, and no egg. Hope everything is going well with the third one finishes hatching. I can hear them chirping. :)
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:49 PM
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25. nt
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 06:49 PM by Earth_First
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:26 PM
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24. Dad just dropped off another fish!
he's a good provider
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:50 PM
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26. PETA's Reaction to This:
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:02 PM
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29. I wonder what PETA thinks of this:
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:05 PM
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30. Poor defenseless lambikins - Evil carnivorous eagle.
That's it.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:50 PM
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28. YAY!!!
WOO HOO!

Welcome, little one!
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:13 PM
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33. Peeping Tom has his eye on that fish
He's trying to escape to get his own dinner, lol.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:15 PM
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34. Awww Eaglet #1 is getting feisty! And big! Mom's trying to contain the little stinker,
but it's not cooperating with her. It keeps trying to crawl out from under her. :)
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Synicus Maximus Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:35 PM
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40. Why is this a big deal? It's kind of cool and all but it isn't like they
are endangered or anything.
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:39 PM
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45. You mean the eagles?
They are still a protected species.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:03 PM
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50. Why is it a big deal?
Well for me, everytime I climb up a tree and try to hang out on the branch above the nest, the stupid eagles leave and don't come back, and I never get to just watch them.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:07 PM
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52. LOL! Really. How many times have you watched 3 Eagle eggs hatch...up close and personal?
I never have. :) I think it's so fascinating to watch how they live.
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PotatoChip Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:27 PM
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54. Me too. Loving this link!
It's a bit addicting though. :-)
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:33 PM
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58. I know! I've been so bad since I started watching them. I get NOTHING done.
I'm so afraid I'll miss something. ;)
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:29 PM
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55. Next, I want someone to install a Lion cam
Maybe glue it to their head or something.

I love watching raw unedited nature in real time.

From the comfort of my home, lol. What a world!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:31 PM
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56. No kidding. I'm so happy Al Gore invented the internet!
:D
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:48 PM
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59. There used to be a wildlife preserve cam we used to peek at in the Lounge
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 08:49 PM by SoCalDem
it's down right now, but a note at the site says it will be back up soon..


Pete's Pond:
http://www.mashatu.com/PetesPond.htm


To All Pondies (i.e. Pete's Pond Enthusiasts).

We are thrilled to advise that an agreement with a service provider is presently being negotiated. The live camera will be up and running again shortly!

Watch this space.....

The Mashatu Game Reserve Team.



http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=64770241927&topic...


http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/critterca...
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