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:yay: No run is complete without beaver pics! :cheers:
shhh... everyone...

The pics below are not of beavers...

Reed is a real good friend, so I don't want to embarrass him!

I ask that we all just keep quiet...

but... at his age... to have no idea what a beaver looks like... :eek:

shhh...
 

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Talk about a distraction! If you ever want to mysteriously lose 45 minutes of your life, do a Google image search for Beaver! :lol:




I don't believe you, Spag. It's a beaver- you're just trying to mess with me. It's just like the time when Juan Pablo tried to convince me this was a mountain!

 

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Here ya go my friend... sigh... lol


Capybara

Order: Rodentia
Family: Hydrochaeridae
Genus: Hydrochaeris
Species: hydrochaeris

General Information
The capybara is the largest living rodent and the only known member of the Hydrochaeridae. Its name means water pig and it is a semi-aquatic animal. Its body is massive and squat and has a short muzzle and a huge mouth with a cleft in the upper lip. The small nose, eyes and ears are aligned on the top of the head so it can protect itself by hiding most of its body under water. There is a large bump in the middle of the top of the nose, which is thought to be a scent gland. Capybaras have hardly any tail. Their legs are short and their feet are slightly webbed, making them excellent swimmers. Capybara hair is sparse and colors range from brown to light reddish-yellow. Capybaras adapt easily to life in captivity. They are friendly and quite vocal for rodents, emitting a range of clicks, squeals and grunts. Their natural enemies include the puma, jaguar and anaconda. When in trouble they dive into the water. For further protection from their enemies, they defecate and mate in the water. They sleep in the day and are active at night and in the morning. A hierarchy of dominancy is kept through fierce fighting. The capybara is sometimes farmed for meat in South America.
 

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Reed -

Just between us - I actually thought it was a beaver too until it moved around and I saw it had no tail to speak of!

:lol:

- and the signs outside of the display area really helped me figure things out!


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All hail the King. Long live King Spag. The audience with the king was overwhelming once again. Thanks your Majesty
 

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- and the signs outside of the display area really helped me figure things out!


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come on reed... ya gotta read the signs.!!!!

When my daughter was 4 and in preschool/daycare... they took the kids to the zoo and I was a parent helper.

So we are at the Philly zoo and most of the kids in the group are runnning around, picking thier noses, crying... being 4 yr olds.

The worse one in the group seemed like she was on a diet of 100% sugar. Wired, mouthy, not listening... "your not my parents."

damn.. this was supposed to be a fun day with MY daughter.

But I noticed... at each display she would walk up to the animals and say what the animal was and give some factual info on the animal.

So I am still too wrapped up in chasing kids and her wild antics to notice that she was pretty much 10 for 10 at that point in knowing the animals and thier habitats etc.

So quickly this "worse kid in the group" peaked my interest for something other than being a pain in da arse.

So I ask this young girl... this 4 yr old... "You know alot about these animals... how many times have you been to this zoo?"

She replies... "One time with my grandmom"

"wow..." I say..."so how do you know so much about all these animals?"

She replies "Well I just read these signs right here mister, they tell ya everything about the animals"

four years old. Most of the kids were still having accidents in thier pants and this girl was reading the signs. No wonder she was so bored... her mind was so advanced she need constant challenges.

Moral to the story:
Reed... if that 4 yr old had figured out the signs at the zoo tell you about the animals, then...

But I have no room to talk, being absent from the days events.




MM - howz that for no talky?
 

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Very Nice, somehthing Lisa and I would have been iterested in....hey mike, no more surprises......:rolleyes:
 

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Next, we headed over to SURPRISE Destination #2

Does James Cameron own that Zoo..Brandywine is his production company, I think..?
 

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Yeah Mike, I'm with Steve - no more surprises. :lol: I would've dragged Mikey to this one but I'm glad I was able to see his game. He caught a flyball behind his back, hit a double and a triple which rallied his team to win: 13 - 9 and he was awarded the holy game ball. I was able to go to a local car show where I won a trophy tonight for the BEST PONTIAC. Altho I think I might have been the only Pontiac. :D Here's a cool 57 Hudson.






You all look like you had a great time as usual. I miss you guys, you keep me sane. :D
 

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Yeah Mike, I'm with Steve - no more surprises.
Thank Solli,when i tell Lisa she is going to be very dissapointed, I just don't like not knowing where i'm going..but, yet..I had a slight problem, I had two two woman that wanted to go and i could not decide which one to take.:banghead:.so that was another factor in not going....sucks to be me.... :(
 

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I never was interested in reading the signs at the zoo. Even asa small child.

Maybe thats why you rode a short bus :glol: BTW reed, as a is two words!!!
 
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