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  # 2263098 23-Jun-2019 23:13
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paulchinnz:

 

Discovering after 4 months of ownership that my lawnmower's got headlamps.

 

Pays not to read the manual too thoroughly so there're some pleasant surprises down the line!

 

 

So you missed them badly when mowing in the dark? ;-)





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  # 2264683 25-Jun-2019 22:22
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Getting a suite of regular blood tests back and being told that the results were all "excellent".

 

 

 

 






 
 
 
 


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# 2264951 26-Jun-2019 12:35
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On Tues, the local SPCA rescued four tiny kittens (no older than three weeks old) but couldn't catch their mum. Today mum was caught and reunited with her babies. Such a good outcome for all.


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  # 2264964 26-Jun-2019 13:01
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I didn't know cats had kittens in winter. I thought it was just spring and fall.

 

 





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  # 2265034 26-Jun-2019 14:04
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I was surprised to see some that were actually born in winter. Not a good time for them to be born. Apparently they were under someone's house. Now they're all inside a warm building and safe. :)


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  # 2265100 26-Jun-2019 15:24
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DarthKermit:

 

On Tues, the local SPCA rescued four tiny kittens (no older than three weeks old) but couldn't catch their mum. Today mum was caught and reunited with her babies. Such a good outcome for all.

 

 

 

 

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  # 2265116 26-Jun-2019 16:10
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Fred99:

TIL from the article about our ex PM selling his beach house to the ANZ CE who was just sacked.


The beach house was in a street called "Success Court".


If you were writing some kind of parody about the egocentric and self-congratulatory antics of one-percenters, that street name wouldn't be believable.


I'm guessing you've never experienced the self reverential glory of Omaha....

 
 
 
 


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  # 2266414 28-Jun-2019 17:15
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Got two possums in 3 days using a Timms trap. Actually 2.2 possums - one was a pup.

 

This is in suburban Glenfield ( Auckland), and no bush or reserves around. Plenty of mature trees though.

 

Purchased and setup on Saturday, caught Sunday, and Monday nights. On one piece of apple.

 

 

 





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  # 2266418 28-Jun-2019 17:24
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SepticSceptic:

 

Got two possums in 3 days using a Timms trap. Actually 2.2 possums - one was a pup.

 

This is in suburban Glenfield ( Auckland), and no bush or reserves around. Plenty of mature trees though.

 

Purchased and setup on Saturday, caught Sunday, and Monday nights. On one piece of apple.

 

 

 

 

 

Is that thing cat safe tho?





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  # 2266429 28-Jun-2019 17:49
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richms:

 

SepticSceptic:

 

Got two possums in 3 days using a Timms trap. Actually 2.2 possums - one was a pup.

 

This is in suburban Glenfield ( Auckland), and no bush or reserves around. Plenty of mature trees though.

 

Purchased and setup on Saturday, caught Sunday, and Monday nights. On one piece of apple.

 

 

 

 

 

Is that thing cat safe tho?

 

 

again Gareth Morgan.





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  # 2267585 1-Jul-2019 03:46
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The Chilies are growing well at temperatures over 35°C now. It's time for a fresh Thai Chili.





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  # 2267589 1-Jul-2019 04:43
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richms:

 

SepticSceptic:

 

Got two possums in 3 days using a Timms trap. Actually 2.2 possums - one was a pup.

 

This is in suburban Glenfield ( Auckland), and no bush or reserves around. Plenty of mature trees though.

 

Purchased and setup on Saturday, caught Sunday, and Monday nights. On one piece of apple.

 

 

 

 

 

Is that thing cat safe tho?

 

 

Well if you baited it with meat then possibly not, but cats (while very curious) , really aren't interested in Apple slices.

 

Also, cats have quite wide heads with larger ears and possums quite small heads and ears.





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  # 2267881 1-Jul-2019 17:26
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richms:

 

SepticSceptic:

 

Got two possums in 3 days using a Timms trap. Actually 2.2 possums - one was a pup.

 

This is in suburban Glenfield ( Auckland), and no bush or reserves around. Plenty of mature trees though.

 

Purchased and setup on Saturday, caught Sunday, and Monday nights. On one piece of apple.

 

 

 

 

 

Is that thing cat safe tho?

 

 

Well if you baited it with meat then possibly not, but cats (while very curious) , really aren't interested in Apple slices.

 

Also, cats have quite wide heads with larger ears and possums quite small heads and ears.

 

 

Haven't caught a cat yet - and there are plenty of neighbourly roamers ...

 

It takes a bit of force to trigger the release - meaning the possum has to get a good bite on the apple, and give it quite a yank before the trap is released.

 

Cats may stick their head in out of curiosity, but I don't think they'll take the bait.

 

Interestingly, with the last possum that was trapped, something had a go at its scruff of the neck - there were bits of fur all around.

 

Not sure if it was another possum, rats, or birds.

 

No more captures in the last 5 days.

 

Rats next ....

 

 





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  # 2267993 1-Jul-2019 20:47
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Cats don't make such warm rugs....






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again Gareth Morgan.

 

 

Gareth Morgan can go have intercourse with himself.


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