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2 hours ago, Brew said:

 

Perhaps we should eradicate cats to save the 27,000,000 birds they kill each year.

 

Yes, because the numbers of cats is far higher than it would be if they were left to fend for themselves.  So those of us who claim to be environmentalists, yet keep Cats.. which we let out everyday on a killing and shitting spree.... might want to think that through....

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1 hour ago, LizzieM said:

We lived just along the road from Barbara Woodhouse’s daughter Judith in Wingrave, Bucks many years ago, never saw Barbara though so a pointless name-dropping comment!  

 

But it has to be done Lizzie!

 

Wingrave Eh?  Proper posh that.. I lived for a while in High Wycombe. in pursuit of the lovely Holly...  who escaped me. Almost. ... 

 

I loved Bucks... a beautiful county.

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12 hours ago, Beekay said:

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Where all the best Nottstalgians eat or should do.

 

Ohh come on... It's not a patch on the Lime Kiln!!!

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10 hours ago, Deepdene Boy said:

If grey squirrels were eradicated, you would see a return of our native red squirrels.

Are the red ones less toxic, bitewise, than the grey variety?

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According to the RSPB, far more birds are killed by motorists than by cats. I am owned by cats and I also drive a car, so guilty on both counts but to my knowledge I have only ever hit one pheasant which  ran out of the hedge on the North Yorkshire Moors.

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Not ran over many animals over the years,,and always upset me when i did,,,,first time was back in the sixties ,,taking a girl (christine) from Mansfield to Blidworth Bottoms''...........ran over a large Rat.........really upset me,,,even took Christine straight home...........

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One occasion I remember many years ago, I was driving on a country road near Kegworth. Went round a bend and I saw a rabbit sitting in the middle of the road minding its own business. As there was no other traffic, I centred the car over the rabbit with the wheels either side, and drove over him without touching him.

 

As I drove on, I looked in my mirror and the rabbit was still sitting there, probably thinking “what on earth was that just went over my head?”

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Not quite squirrels and cat but I  once ran over a big black Bullock. On my way to Boston with 26 tons of coal,

and just gone through bright sunny area into a tree covered road. It was just like turning out a light. Two bullocks escaped from a field on my left and straight in front of me. Tried to drive round them but one dozy bugger swapped sides and I  hit him full on. He went spinning off into the ditch. I managed to come to a stop but unable to steer or restart. My uncle eventually came out and it transpired I  needed new steering rams, radiator, water pump etc., just to get me going. Reported when I  got back that it didn't  feel right. On examination, the cab mounting had been bent back 4.5inches. Lots more to this story.

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50 Million £'s  worth of Jewellery Burgled from house of Bernie Eccleston'e's daughter in London,,,,,,shame init.......lol

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Never thought of that Jill...........a CAT Burglar.......:ph34r:

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Snakes make an exploding sound when you run over them, killed a couple of foxes when I lived down under, I thought I'd done some serious damage with one, no, just a couple of spots of blood. Bats hitting the windscreen scare the crap out of a person, you don't see them until just before impact, killed dozens of birds, unintentionally!! Ran over the odd rabbit, even a cat once, it ran across the road, must have been on it's last life, mad a rattling sound when it got caught in the drive shaft. Never lost any sleep over them, felt sorry for the birdies though.

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23 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

 

 

Filthy creatures, we are. We pollute, we destroy, we poison and we breed incessantly. We need getting rid of for the sake of the once beautiful planet we are exploiting to destruction.

YOU are Spot on Jill,,,,

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I was driving home in the early hours some years ago and, passing a lonely churchyard, was startled by a white shape in front of my windscreen. A barn owl! It didn't touch the car, just brushed the glass with its wings. A most beautiful bird. I've seen them at other times but never at such close quarters. I consider myself very privileged to have had that experience.

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Where I lived in Rossington there was only one row of houses behind us and then open farmland, woods and a river (not the Don can’t remember its name). There was a service road between the two rows of houses. Every night about 11 o’clock a barn owl used to fly from the field and down the service road. I very often used to go into the back garden to see it, it used to make the boys jump as it made no noise as it was flying just suddenly appeared overhead.

There were also a pair bustards (is that the right spelling) which were released, into the wood possibly, we used to see them flying about and they nested and had offspring. There were kestrels there as well. Used to love to see them hovering and then hurtling to the ground when they saw something.

The pit also had a pair of nesting kestrels/sparrow hawks, can’t remember which, that came back every year. It was always in the newsletter when they arrived and when they had young ones. Don’t know what happened to them as the pit was demolished and there is now a housing estate where it used to be.

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2 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

50 Million £'s  worth of Jewellery Burgled from house of Bernie Eccleston'e's daughter in London,,,,,,shame init.......lol

What the bloody hell is a young girl doing with 50 million quids worth, or even wanting that much jewellery? 

Makes your heart bleed for her.

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I've seen two Barn Owls flying over the road in front of me in the last week.

 

A year or so back, a fox was crossing well in front of me as I drove along the A580.  It almost made it to the centre reservation and then, inexpicably reversed direction and ran straight under my car.  I had no chance of missing it.  In my rear view mirror I saw it doing as very strange and contorted dance in the road before crawling off into the undergrowth.  It was all rather upsetting.

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1 hour ago, Ayupmeducks said:

Snakes make an exploding sound when you run over them, killed a couple of foxes when I lived down under, I thought I'd done some serious damage with one, no, just a couple of spots of blood. Bats hitting the windscreen scare the crap out of a person, you don't see them until just before impact, killed dozens of birds, unintentionally!! Ran over the odd rabbit, even a cat once, it ran across the road, must have been on it's last life, mad a rattling sound when it got caught in the drive shaft. Never lost any sleep over them, felt sorry for the birdies though.

Thou sounds a raight charmer Ayup., must make a point of wearing a tin hat when I  pop over the pond for a coffee.

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The 'young girl' is in fact a 35 year old woman. Why does she have that much jewellery? - because she can and I suspect it's as much an investment as it is for decoration.

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It's  still bloody obscene  Brew!  As for age, she more than half my age so as far as I'm  concerned, she's  a young girl.

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My question would be, why wasn't that much "bling" secured, obviously was easy pickings for the thief.

 

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That's interesting, why is it obscene BK? Is it any more obscene than our, yours and mine, living standard and lifestyle when compared to the sick, the lame and the starving throughout the world?

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Poor lass...  She'll be down the food bank next...

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One thing everyone avoids running over, including truckers, are turtles, those shells can mess up tyres pretty quickly.

 

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