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just cos they're good
They've got friendly eyes
Not a lot of people know that. But I do. And now so do you.
i bet they do.
because then you could say... well, you get the idea.
that's really rubbish (too rubbish to share in fact) but when I'm drunk I recall it to anyone who will listen. I told two people at a party on Saturday night.
I'm really fun to hang out with.
it was a testing of the waters post and it's unlikely that I'll not want to hear a dis anecdote no matter how mundane.
i've got a story about a grass snake.
Do you have any stories involving water voles? I really like them. Do you know there are only something like 200 water voles left in Britain?
Look how worried this one looks
and therefore pretty annoying.
it might not realise the picture is for the guardian and think that it's for an AA Gill article.
anecdotes are meant to be entertaining aren't they? This isn't. I was regaling people with my usual party small talk about proprioception and then I somehow got onto blocking out trauma and used the time I opened my aunty's drawer and a newt was in there and I screamed as an example. I remember every bit of that day cos it was so brilliant but have completely blocked out the newt in drawer moment. Shame really as the rest of it was just practising forward-rolls in her garden and being allowed to eat my soup with her Chinese spoon and in retrospect the newt was the best part of the day.
Told you I was fun.
2. why were you going through your aunties drawers?
but it wasn't really, it was like a wooden carriage on bricks or something but it was out in some fields and surrounded by horses and even though it was probs full of scallies as an eight year old I thought it was awesome. Anyway, what I'm saying is it was cheap and the drawers probably were there to cover up a hole in the floor or something that led to some newt village under her house.
2. Looking for newts
But I did used to LOVE catching geckos on holiday so chances that I caught it and put it there are high.
You newty. Back of the newt.
and not dragging it out to 3 seperate posts.
Salamander - now theres reptile i think we can all get behind.
Only you alone can cleanse this hurt.
Can someone help me out with a query I have regarding lions?
You know that theory that if a lion could speak English we wouldn't be able to understand him because our life reference points would be so different? Well, I need more theory...
To what level of education has the lion been schooled? Can he just talk English like a toddler can, or is he fluent? Because I'm struggling to get my head around how we wouldn't understand if it was the latter.
Lion: I'm hungry
Me: I understand
I thought it might mean he has animal-level thought processes with no grasp of emotion but to speak English is surely to imply he at least knows the meaning of emotion even if he doesn't feel them.
I'm not sure I can understand English.
and I was typing in lion.
Why would a lion tell you that it's hungry? Surely it would just eat you. It might say "Mmmmm. Delicious." afterwards maybe. Or maybe not.
assuming he said it whilst I was still half alive and could hear him.
But I've been told my conversations are ridiculous.
He clearly meant *fascinating*
Tell me about that grass snake of yours...
my friend found it in the garden and bought it into school when we were 8. it was dead.
of course we gave it a name. cyril.
they found 2 snakes. one he kept at home but it also died. it had a name but i forget.
it was also a name beginning with S. no hang on. it was cecil.
this had better be worth it.
That's all I have to say on newts.
and got excited about it being a hollyoaks thread.
Look at this! A rare type of loris, only 4 have been spotted between 1939 and 2002. It was thought extinct BUT IT AINT :)
Might I also mention this?
(and refer MJ to my earlier post up there somewhere 'if lions could speak English')
Fine. I shall continue to update this thread for the rest of the week REGARDLESS. YEAH!
ask me anything.
It would be difficult to count the same newt twice during a single survey visit due to the techniques employed (netting, trapping etc.). However counting the same newt over more than one survey visit is quite likely. Therefore, for population assessment purposes, the peak count during any one visit is taken as an indicator of population size.