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Old 10-04-2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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Caution: two of these sighted this weekend

I spotted two of these this weekend in Sanibel. It's not a great photo, but in real life this creature was jet black.

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Whatever could this mean?
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A reminder your wine supply is getting low?
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Hard to interpret but surely this was a Black Swan Event.
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I spotted two of these this weekend in Sanibel. It's not a great photo, but in real life this creature was jet black.

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Whatever could this mean?
That you're a nature lover observing an animal using its secondary means of locomotion.
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Saw this Bald Eagle while fishing Friday. It is picking up a fish in the bay in one of the pictures.
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Our brave little hero has grown up and found love?

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What a great cartoon. I don't recall seeing it before.
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I spotted two of these this weekend in Sanibel. It's not a great photo, but in real life this creature was jet black.

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Whatever could this mean?
It's an omen, RIT- I am going to be in Tampa all week on business...
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Have been to Sanibel lots of times. Love the place.


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It's an omen, RIT- I am going to be in Tampa all week on business...
The airport just went to condition orange .

Looks like one last week of hot weather, unfortunately. But after that we're cooling down.
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You folks down south sure have had a quiet hurricane year--or is it too early for me to say that?
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You folks down south sure have had a quiet hurricane year--or is it too early for me to say that?
Shhhhh.

We've had a number of these, but nothing threatening yet. Non-residents sometimes don't realize that October and early November can be among the most treacherous months. We're not out of the woods.
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I spotted two of these this weekend in Sanibel. It's not a great photo, but in real life this creature was jet black.

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Whatever could this mean?
Escaped pet bird.

Black swans are only native to Australia. They are gorgeous swans. People buy them to adorn their properties in the US, but if the wings are clipped annually, they'll escape.

Oh wait! I get it! Black Swan Event - ha ha ha.

Yeah I wish Black Swan Events only occurred in Australia.

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European relatives have a small family of them. Fortunately (or not), these particular swans are proving themselve to be infertile, so perhaps the worst is over
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Thanks for the beautiful swan & eagle photos.

I’ve forgotten what it means when you see plastic pink flamingo lawn ornaments. Downturn, upturn, higher profits at WalMart? Saw these real ones at the zoo recently:
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OK - if we're doing Black Swan pictures....

Buckhorn Lake Resort in Kerrville TX (our "home" RV park), maintained a pair for several years. One year, residents were delighted by the family of 5 cygnets, 2 adults, and "mama goose" - a "chinese" white goose that appointed herself commander of the black swan troop and herded/guided them along their daily schedule as well as acting as most aggressive body guard. It was amazing.



One of the adults inspecting the babies:



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I saw one of these the other day......
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I really thought the duckling would not be able to save the chicks, especially after the second log.
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