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Old 11-03-2005, 07:02 PM   #41
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Just scoop em up with one hand while covering your nose...
It's obvious you've never had the very memorable experience of being sprayed by a polecat. :P :P :P

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Re: Tricks and Strategies to LBYM in ER
Old 11-03-2005, 07:03 PM   #42
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That ther's a right purty hatchagot ther, but I woodna wanted to git closenuf t' that thang to get a hide offf'en it.
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You're making it much too hard.

Just scoop em up with one hand while covering your nose

Then cook em, however you like. They taste much better than possum.

Then save the fur for decoration
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Old 11-03-2005, 07:33 PM   #44
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LMAO oh gosh Sheryl believe it or not I've actually seen something similar done by my dad, funniest thing I've ever seen!!! He had to throw his tarp away... smell just wouldn't quit.
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Sheryl: This has worked for me: After the polecat is gone, buy a couple of boxes of mothballs and spread them around under the porch. Refresh every couple of months or as needed. This works well on other critters too. A natural repellant.

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My uncle had problems with deer in his garden. He went to the zoo and got tiger poop and spread it around the edges of the garden. Deer stayed away all summer.
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:31 AM   #46
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Why not shoot the skunk? Seems easier than all that catch n release stuff. Plus, you get to have skunk stew.
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Good point about the moth balls Greg, I have done that in the past, but need to refresh - how soon we forget.

Justin, I'm not sure disposing of the dead body would be any more fun than the live one, and just to get back on topic - I'm NOT L that far BMM!

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Why not shoot the skunk?* Seems easier than all that catch n release stuff.* Plus, you get to have skunk stew.

Not that I am fond of the tactic, but a friend's uncle who is a farmer with a skunk problem in upstate NY traps them, covers the trap, and then drops it in a bucket of water.
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My father in-law stabs sharp sticks or a machete through the cage till the critter stops moving.
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Just put a well lit picture of Hillary Clinton under the porch.
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Drawing back from the precipice of the political aspects of animal control, and moving back to the topic...

Got the electric bill: We dropped it from $46 to $35 last month, mostly by turning off the computer when not in use.* In the past I've kept it on 24/7 so that it can do its backups and anti-virus downloads/checks in the night.* *I'll switch to once/week backups.

We used 10 KWH per day.
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Drawing back from the precipice of the political aspects of animal control, and moving back to the topic...
Hey, catching and eating critters can be a vital part of LBYM in ER.

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Got the electric bill: We dropped it from $46 to $35 last month, mostly by turning off the computer when not in use.* In the past I've kept it on 24/7 so that it can do its backups and anti-virus downloads/checks in the night.* *I'll switch to once/week backups.
What kind of system? Older desktops consume around 100-150W, but in newer P4-based systems, the CPU alone might consume 100W. CRT monitors consume much more than LCDs. And a typical laptop will consume less than 40W during continuous use (and much less during stand-by, of course).
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I've got all the figures on my system's consumption, but I'm too lazy to get them. Bottom line, about 140 watts when in use, and about 80 watts in standby. LCD monitor, computer from about 1999.

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Older desktops consume around 100-150W, but in newer P4-based systems, the CPU alone might consume 100W.* *CRT monitors consume much more than LCDs.* *And a typical laptop will consume less than 40W during continuous use (and much less during stand-by, of course).
Wow, I had no idea!
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Wow, I had no idea!
And did you know that a P4-based computer also makes a great space heater? My office is about 4 degrees warmer that the living room (where the thermostat is located).
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And did you know that a P4-based computer also makes a great space heater? My office is about 4 degrees warmer that the living room (where the thermostat is located).
I concur! I have two P-4's cranking out heat in my office. I'll be saving on my heating bill this year
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My computer room/office is the coldest place in the house - maybe I should let them run to heat it up
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