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Old 09-18-2022, 02:34 AM   #3403
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TIL that vultures are endangered in Africa because when poachers kill an elephant or other animal, the first thing that happens is vultures circle, which alerts athorities, so poachers shoot the vultures. The decline of vultures is causing other circle of life problems with death cleanup. If I was a young crazy military guy, it would be fun to be a poacher hunter in Africa. You can kill all of them you want, 100% legal.
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You did not take that picture...
I'm afraid no, as no cameras were allowed in. However, the BBC are running a live feed, it's a still from that. I haven't gotten round to checking the live feed around time of our visit.

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Old 09-18-2022, 09:25 AM   #3406
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You did not take that picture...
Well, duty owed to this forum.. watched yesterday's live feed.. I'm afraid no close up shots of the "dynamic duo" .

.. We can be seen halfway down the grand stairs, just behind the lady with shoulder length blonde hair..
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Well, duty owed to this forum.. watched yesterday's live feed.. I'm afraid no close up shots of the "dynamic duo" .

.. We can been seen halfway down the grand stairs, just behind the lady with shoulder length blonde hair..
Actually sounds pretty cool.
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TIL that vultures are endangered in Africa because when poachers kill an elephant or other animal, the first thing that happens is vultures circle, which alerts athorities, so poachers shoot the vultures. The decline of vultures is causing other circle of life problems with death cleanup. If I was a young crazy military guy, it would be fun to be a poacher hunter in Africa. You can kill all of them you want, 100% legal.
Another thing that happens is lions, for example, are poisoned. The vultures eat the poisoned carrion and are in turn poisoned themselves.
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Another thing that happens is lions, for example, are poisoned. The vultures eat the poisoned carrion and are in turn poisoned themselves.
Like what happened to them around here back in the 50s and 60s. They were pretty much extinct in Canada by the 70s. When they banned DDT in the 80s they started to slowly make a comeback and now they are everywhere in huge numbers. While fishing a couple of weeks ago I counted 22 of them circling at the edge of the lake. When they are nesting there in the spring there can be hundreds.
This revival is almost completely due to the banning of one single chemical so when people start whining about new environmental laws keep in mind that contrary to the conspiracy theorists the governments DO know what they are doing in such matters.
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Like what happened to them around here back in the 50s and 60s. They were pretty much extinct in Canada by the 70s. When they banned DDT in the 80s they started to slowly make a comeback and now they are everywhere in huge numbers. While fishing a couple of weeks ago I counted 22 of them circling at the edge of the lake. When they are nesting there in the spring there can be hundreds.
This revival is almost completely due to the banning of one single chemical so when people start whining about new environmental laws keep in mind that contrary to the conspiracy theorists the governments DO know what they are doing in such matters.
was just watching a modern marvels episode on earthmoving equipment.

it went unexpectedly sideways talking about mining laws. up until the 60's, there were no laws for mining anything, anywhere. coal miners would strip mine an area, leave nothing but barren wasteland, then move to the next area. it came to a head when a dam some of the miners built broke, flooded a town, and killed off 200-some people. a mining reform law was passed in the house 4 separate times, and 3 presidents veto'd it because mining has really good political connections. the 4th president finally did something at the behest of those connections in a political suicide attempt. there's now coal mining specific laws that require that they put the landscape back to how it was before coal removal. but no other mining operations(copper, silver, gold, etc) have any sort of laws for landscape revival...
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Another thing that happens is lions, for example, are poisoned. The vultures eat the poisoned carrion and are in turn poisoned themselves.
also happened with condors in california eating carrion with lead from ammo in it

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TIL that there are kids attempting to cook chicken....with NyQuil.
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Meh. Just leave them be. It is probably for the best in the long run anyway.

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Meh. Just leave them be. It is probably for the best in the long run anyway.


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I find almost peace in the fact that if I ever did something like that when I was a kid, the chancla would've flown from anywhere in the world my mom was, and still be able to hit me in the back of the head with such force that I would've forgotten what I was attempting to do before it all went dark.
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