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Ellie
655673.  Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:46 pm Reply with quote



En uheldig bjørnejakt ('Bearhunt gone wrong')

From the pen of Theodore Kittelsen (1857-1914), Norwegian artist.

 
Jenny
655742.  Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:31 pm Reply with quote

There is something quite amusing about the idea of molesting shellfish though.

 
markvent
655971.  Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:50 pm Reply with quote

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salaama
674989.  Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:59 am Reply with quote

Will mother cats take their kittens hunting during the day? Well, the past couple days my cat and her 12 week old kittens have been going off during the day. But today I haven't seen the at all and it is ten o'clock pm. So could they be out hunting or what??


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Archie
675075.  Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:57 am Reply with quote

Maybe today they went to the theatre instead?

 
bemahan
675209.  Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:25 pm Reply with quote

Depends on your neighbourhood. Maybe mum was in the pub whilst the kittens sat outside with squash and a packet of crisps.

 
PDR
675229.  Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:19 pm Reply with quote

You won't see the kittens until the last re-run of I Carly is finished (about 10ish).

PDR

 
Lukecash
675231.  Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:33 pm Reply with quote

Despite their portrayal as being one with nature, The Early Americans Hunted many species to extinction

And a pleasant list of extinctions...some due to hunting

 
tchrist
677009.  Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:01 pm Reply with quote

Flash wrote:
Nice link to the Colorado regulations there, Mark. The prohibition on using an aircraft is against "spotting" rather than against actually pursuing flying duck and gunning them down in mid-air (which is a pity)

Why, because it doesn't appear to be regulated against, or because you would like to see WWI-style dogfights between machine-gun equipped biplanes and flocks of oh, white pelicans or trumpeter swans? :)

I figure it wouldn't take more than one well-aimed kamikaze swan to take down the dirty Fokker, considering the massive damages a single Canada goose (merely half the swan's size) has been known to inflict on jet aircraft engines. Heck, even a flock of starlings can bring a plane down, although this is somewhat rarer these days.

But we still have no real defence against the great birds at all, especially when you calculate the impact energy of a head-on attack. Geese may not be flying all that fast at 30,000 feet (where they catch the jet-stream), but the jets flying into them certainly are.

--tom

 
PDR
677017.  Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:20 pm Reply with quote

tchrist wrote:

But we still have no real defence against the great birds at all, especially when you calculate the impact energy of a head-on attack. Geese may not be flying all that fast at 30,000 feet (where they catch the jet-stream), but the jets flying into them certainly are.


You won't find very many geese up there - II(RC there is one breed which is especiallyt adapted for prolonger flight at those sorts of altitudes but the remainder will generally stay well below 9-10,000 feet, and the overwhelming majority of bird migration flights are below 4,000 feet.

That's why birds are generally only considered a hazard to aircraft in the take-off and landing phases of flight.

PDR

 
crissdee
677207.  Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:53 am Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote:
One of the most famous big game hunters, Abdul Hamid Khan, was known as Simba Mbili which means two lions in Swahili, the reason being that he once killed two lions with one bullet at Mtito Ndei. Sounds too good to be true doesn't it?


I read once about a hunter who had (alledgedly) killed two elephants with a single bullet. The round in question was a .460 Weatherby Magnum, at one time the most powerful commercial cartridge available (eight times as powerful as the best .44 magnum load) He shot at an elephant which happened to be standing in front of another, and the slug reputedly passed clean through the first one, killing it instantly, and continued with enough power to kill the second which was a matter of a few yards behind it.

 
jinx
750603.  Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:40 pm Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote;-
One of the most famous big game hunters, Abdul Hamid Khan, was known as Simba Mbili which means two lions in Swahili, the reason being that he once killed two lions with one bullet at Mtito Ndei. Sounds too good to be true doesn't it?
follow this link
http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/map/map.asp?id=G3

click the red pin titled VITA near TSAVO WEST..
and you will come across some more iinformation on this legendary character `SIMBA MBILI` (Abdul Hamid Khan)
I hope that we get some more info on this legendary figure as I place him in the same league as Col. Patterson te author of The Man-Eaters of Tsavo. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_maneaters
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='Vita'

The name "Mvita" means War, and this little orphan is so named because she comes from a place within the Tsavo National Park near the famous Tsavo bridge, which was closely guarded by the British from fortified positions on top of rocky outcrops and hills during the First World War in anticipation of an attack on the bridge by the Germans. Fierce fighting took place in and around parts of Tsavo West National Park during the First World War between the British who were the Colonial Power in Kenya and the Germans, who colonised neighbouring Tanganyika and the famous German General von Lettow Vorbeck gave the British a serious run for their money during this East African Campaign. The Battle of Salaita Hill was a very famous exchange which yielded two Victoria Crosses for the British force, one to a South African Captain who is buried in the War Cemetry at Voi. Today remnants of the British fortified positions can still be seen on the hills surrounding the Tsavo bridge on the main Nairobi - Mombasa road, and the story lives on of a legendary character known as "Simba Mbili" (meaning 'two lions'), an old one eyed Asian Station Master at Mtito Andei who sent the authorities a telegram that read "Two hundred Germans approaching. Please send rifle and 200 bulletts"! Simba Mbili was apparently very confident of his shooting prowess, having once shot two lions with one bullet.

 
Jenny
750665.  Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:42 pm Reply with quote

Welcome jinx :-)

 
jinx
751018.  Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:28 am Reply with quote

Hi Jenny,
Thanx for a welcome note,,,Hopefully we will we have more interaction as time goes by.
JINX

 
monzac
751019.  Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:33 am Reply with quote

Hi jinx! (he he)

 

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