Robins annoy me in the morning with their pretentious stance and then they pull worms out of the ground. Eagles just have, this cruel look too them, and kill painfully. People also use golden eagles to hunt coyotes and deer. And of course bats are prolific predators of flying insects, which I love.
Definitely agree with the wasps and bee thing! Am allergic to bee stings so have to be very careful.
Seagulls? I can't actually publish what we call them at sea ( ) but suffice to say they are a constant pain in the posterior and regularly fly right down to take the fish being brought in to the boat as well as making their unique "deposits" on top of us while we are fishing...
I'm not going to cry you down because I am well aware of your knowledge/experiences/etc my friend - but my experiences and beliefs are very, very different...
Interesting how the thoughts/beliefs/interpretations can vary so much even in such a (relatively) small geographical area. Maybe goes some way to explaining the wider differences on the Web... I don't know - but I certainly didn't mean to cause you offence...
Understandable and I'm sorry... I am now most definitely not going to publish what I know them as...
I don't fish the West Coast at this time of year (because there's no bloody fish left!) and only fish the North Sea from Arbroath or various parts of Fife. I will, however, make some phone calls next week to see if I can find out the background to this - for my own knowledge at least. Do you want me to mail you what I find out...???
I think Coleridge may have known what he was doing - The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere was the original title - he wrote it in an intentionally archaic language. Was probably the only poem I enjoyed reading in my English Lit class many years ago!!
Only mentioned those two sharks because they are the ones most responsible for human attacks, I have no problem with the majority of sharks. All that said they would have quickly died on the ark anyway because they would have been out of water lol
I don't know their scientific name, but I don't really see a purpose for 'no see ums', those teeny tiny insects that make your legs itch like crazy.
I don't mind sea gulls, in fact, whenever I hear them or see one fly by my work windows (I'm on a second floor with 9 huge windows), they give me a sense of calm and remind me that I live very close to the Gulf. I love seeing them fly overhead or over the water. I always have loved the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, maybe there's that connection.
Watched a TV programme recently where they explained that sea gulls are actually just 'gulls, because they actually don't stray that far from land so cannot be considered a true 'sea bird'. We have thousands of them here in Guernsey, and they follow the tractors around as they plough the fields (gulls love worms), plus they scavenge from rubbish sacks left out, and they will 'dance' on lawns to bring the worms to the surface (the worms think it is raining). Bold creatures, but very interesting, (they will quickly learn to 'knock' on glass doors or windows for food if you feed them a few times). I would want them to be on the ark for sure
I have found that I hate Mice. I live in the country now, and we have a serious mouse problem. I hate going to get underwear out of my dresser, and find the drawer filled with rice. Which means those little bastard have been crawling around in my whites. So, take them all out and wash them, then keep checking for more rice. We also find that they are getting into our kitchen cabinets and into boxes of food. Which explains where the rice comes from.
We recently got a cat, and she seems to catch a mouse every other day. We can't figure out where they are coming from! But, glad the she is disposing of them. But, the other day, I was napping on the sofa and she jumped up onto the couch and dropped a still kicking mouse into my lap. As if I wanted that!
I wonder, how well would the rest of the world's animals do without humans?
The only animal that has made me throw up my cookies a few time are maggots. If they did not serve a better purpose for the earth than human do. I would say get rid of maggots from the universe I was not offended
I saw something very interesting on the news, on one of those science channels. There is actually a treatment now for people with serious wounds and burns using maggots. They have found that maggots, when added to the wound, will only eat the dead skin, and not touch the healthy parts of the skin.
They showed a treatment of one person, who had a horrible burn wound, and they showed the progression of how applying maggots to that wound, brought that persons skin back to normal. No permanent damage at all. I found that amazing. Another thing they did in that same hospital was use leeches to cure back pain. And, it also worked.
Now if they can come up with a way for keyboards to work when you want them to, things would be really great!
This is a great question! I love all wildlife. Everything has a purpose on this planet. I don't think i could choose anything because in all reality it wouldn't work anyways. If there were only two of everything then there would eventually be inbreeding and then mutations, and then everything would be messed up so i would vote for everything not going on the the arch.
Ladybugs don't eat fabric, plants, paper or any other household items. They like to eat APHIDS. Aphids are very small, but very destructive pest that feed on plants. (If you have rose bushes, you have probably seen aphids.) Ladybugs, while trying to hibernate in your house, live off of their own body fats.
Noah was 9 feet tall and lived to an age of 600 years old, hardly seems human.
Why kill most of the dinosaurs who were the most successful animals who ever lived on earth. I understand killing Politician, Salesman or people of Sodom and Gomorrah. I would have loved to have Dino as my pet.
Given that there are over a million species described how would you fit them on a boat? Even if you were to take only the mammals, you're looking at a minimum of 5000 described species - in pairs (plus all their...