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Right on - I have not locked my keys in the trunk with the car opened since. Learned something.

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Lorax, your mom and my wife seem to have some common traits.

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Lorax - thanks for the BIG laugh. I have this visual image in my mind. OMG! TOO funny! :lol:

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The sad thing is, I am a blonde, and that's unfortunately not the last time I've had tarantulas on my head. And at the time I had quite long hair. Those poor spiders must have been frightened out of their wits waiting for us to untangle them.

I should mention that while I'm totally fine with spiders of any size when I can see and anticipate them, I'm not at all cool about them dropping in unexpectedly.

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lorax wrote: I should mention that while I'm totally fine with spiders of any size when I can see and anticipate them, I'm not at all cool about them dropping in unexpectedly.
Oh G-- no! When I was young I was quite arachnophobic (and also pretty insect-ophobic). I have pretty well worked myself out of all that and can admire bugs in the garden with the best of them. But tarantulas (PLURAL!) falling down on you from above and getting tangled in your hair! THAT is the stuff of nightmares. It makes me all shivery just to type that! :shock:

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My wife is an arachnophobic, her brother used to put spiders on her. She will not let me put on scary spider movies.

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Back to Tom's thread - wish I had to worry about deer droppings. I live "in town" in an older subdivision (late 70s early 80s) with large 1/3 acre lots. My problem is my inconsiderate neighbors with their labs and pit bulls that they do not controll. I find "gifts" in my yard and when I sit on my back patio - which is where I practically live - I have to listen to their insane barking. I have have done the whole deal - called the police called animal control. So have the neighbors on both sides of me, on both sides of the ofending neighbor and neighbors across the street from him. I FINALLY got date/time stamped pictures of the dogs in my yard growling at me and also picks of them doing their business in my yard. The neighbor was cited and fined. IDK what he did with the beast - I think he has property in the country and moved them there but now I can sit outside with out being threatened. Wish I only had to worry about stepping in deer poop.

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You should see what the bears leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wish I could!

The older I get the more I yearn for country living. The Vermillion River (Bayou) runs through some of the most populated areas of the city including a couple of very high end gated communities. Once or twice a year Louisiana Brown bears are spotted in these exclusive subdivisions. They folow the river. Now these folks have never been hunting or fishing unless it was a charter. They have never run or played in the woods. It is comical the way they freak out over having bears traipse through their very expensivly landscaped yards =- some of which I have designed. I sit back, watch the news and laugh. Mother Nature has her way.

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Elizabeth do you have pictures of some of your work? Or a link a lot of us like looking at this sort of thing, we may take and use some of your ideas although. :wink:

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I second Tom's request. :D



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