View Full Version : OT: my backyard

11-02-2003, 07:53 PM
I took this picture a couple of hours ago today in my back yard.


11-02-2003, 08:10 PM
Wow Evan, you have an increadible view!!! I live on the prairies, I can watch my dog run away for 3 days! I like it here.


11-02-2003, 08:37 PM

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11-02-2003, 08:55 PM
Your backyard looks like my backyard. I live
up in the mountains of Oregon.When I go out
to my shop the deer come running looking for
a handout.I'll be working and look up from
what I'm doing and they will be standing there in the doorway looking at me. I have
had as many as 20 at one time.I have one doe that has triplets and she brought them to show me while they still had spots all over them.I can walk all around them without
them running off.

charlie coghill
11-02-2003, 09:01 PM
Becarefull when you go sleep walking that step off your back yard looks to be a good one.
I have the hills all around me and the deer also. The trees here have a desiese called root rot. It destroyes the roots of the trees and kills them. The logging co. are cutting down the fir trees and using the lumber. The fir tree is the only tree that is affected with the desiese.
I hate seeing that happen but better than having a fire here.

11-02-2003, 09:02 PM


11-02-2003, 09:34 PM
Got a view too, not quite as nice as I am on fringe of town, have some Cedars about 60 ft high, Redwood about 5 ft. in diameter, etc.
Sure beats concrete.
LOL @ Watching dog run away.
Got most of the wild critters, including a surplus of Skunks,if anyone should need one, I'll ship it.

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11-02-2003, 10:21 PM
It's OK you can keep the skunks we had one this year as well as the Bear. It sure bets living in the city. Would take the four legged problems better than the two legged ones.

Doc Nickel
11-02-2003, 10:28 PM
This was in my mom's driveway, in the middle of downtown Anchorage, two weeks ago.


Moments later, it tried to get amorously engaged with her freshly-planted decorative tree (a Japanese something-berry tree.)

I've had a cow (moose) and two calves hanging around the back lot for most of the summer, there's a full family of coyote in the swamp across the road, a nestful of bald eagles (http://www.docsmachine.com/galleries/eaglesnest.jpg) not 200 yards from where I sit, and earlier this summer I had a huge porcupine look like he was going to poke his nose into my shop. (Maybe he liked the music?)

You guys can keep that concrete-jungle crap.


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11-02-2003, 11:04 PM
No pix, but I had a family of racoons ring my doorbell a few days ago. Real porkers they were.

11-03-2003, 01:02 AM

We don't have to worry about floods here. My well is 350' deep.

11-03-2003, 06:54 AM
Hey, Doc.

That moose is interesting, but that jaguar has to be a real rare sighting up there! :-)


11-03-2003, 02:09 PM

that critter don't have no horns, man

11-03-2003, 02:34 PM
Jaymo, that's a muley cow. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

11-03-2003, 02:45 PM
There is a nice buck hanging around but he is a lot more skittish. Probably has something to do with potential lead poisoning.

11-05-2003, 09:11 AM

So, that is the country they designed the 7mm and 308 to shoot in?

Geeze, here in georgia, you can see almost 50 feet for the brush. I could set up my bench, lay the sandbag on, cover the rifle barrel with a towel and kill something in the next county. Or are your counties that big too?

50BMG rifle with sabot rounds? If I lived there I'd have to have one.

Do you have a machine shop there? on stilts on one side? Cable car to get groceries home?

I bet you don't get drunk and wander around the yard much, tumble , tumble tumble tumble..

11-05-2003, 11:48 AM
The county I live in, known as the Cariboo Regional District, is about 28,000 sq miles. That's about half the size of Georgia. Even a theatre class ballistic missile doesn't have the range to get out of the county from my place.

Paul Gauthier
11-06-2003, 04:04 PM

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Paul Gauthier
11-06-2003, 04:15 PM
Caught this one eating my bushes in early spring this year.


Paul G.

Paul Gauthier
11-06-2003, 04:51 PM

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charlie coghill
11-06-2003, 10:05 PM
when it gets to the point that I have to worry about floods here there is going to be a whole world of other people in worse shape than I am.;-)

11-07-2003, 02:29 PM
Here in iowa we have wildlife also, though i don't shoot deer in my back yard.BTW i have a bmg .50, made it myself, working on the thought of a bat.50 though the ammo is hard to come by, anyone know of any?

11-07-2003, 02:36 PM

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11-07-2003, 04:03 PM
I think you meant to say Jaybird, not Jaymo.

Not a problem though.