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Old 01-21-2009, 09:32 PM   #21
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But from what I heard, you don't have any nutria burrowing in the back yard. Source of protein, you know? Heh heh heh.
Cute buggers, for rodents.

Betcha they'd make damn fine targets in a varmint rifles scope. Provided they're outta control, of course.

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Old 01-21-2009, 09:35 PM   #22
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I have to agree with you on that one. I think we have enough roads. What did the Boston Big Dig cost 15Billion?

My preference would be power infrastructure, nuclear energy, oil refineries, wind power, etc so we have the power for those electrical autos etc - without that power we will be looking like a 3rd world country.

All those new LCD TVs require more power than the CRT TVs
We have plenty of roads, just that there's lotsa potholes in 'em. The bridges are about 50 years old and are nearing the end of their expected life span. Simply put. ...since most of 'em in this area were built in the 60's, when the Interstates were built.

Right now, my District is preparing about 30% more preventive maintenance projects than normal, in anticipation of using "economic stimulus" and maintaining what transportation infrastructure we have.

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Cute buggers, for rodents.

Betcha they'd make damn fine targets in a varmint rifles scope. Provided they're outta control, of course.
Not only are they out of control in southeast Louisiana, but it is so bad that there is a standing reward of $4/tail (which I think may have gone up to maybe $6/tail) for nutria taken south of I-10.

I am south of I-10, but in a suburb so you would probably have to drive a couple of miles and then maybe paddle a pirogue or some such boat out into the swamps. Our wetlands would be a great place to bag hundreds of them.

So, if you completely lose hope in the market, you can always come down here and hunt nutria.
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Not only are they out of control in southeast Louisiana, but it is so bad that there is a standing reward of $4/tail (which I think may have gone up to maybe $6/tail) for nutria taken south of I-10.
So are the northern nutria being kidnapped, driven south, and detailed?
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So are the northern nutria being kidnapped, driven south, and detailed?
No, but I suspect that bootlegged northern nutria tails are sometimes being misrepresented as southern nutria tails.
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Northern nutria, southern nutria. What difference does it make?








Let me ask you. Do they taste different? Both taste like chicken, yes?
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Northern nutria, southern nutria. What difference does it make?
$4, or was it $6, the last I heard.

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Let me ask you. Do they taste different? Both taste like chicken, yes?
I have NO idea. Back before Frank and I got together, I dated a Creole man from way out in the bayous and he wanted me to try it. NO WAY - - too much like rats for me.
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Heh heh heh. I am too chicken to try, though Unclemick posted a link to mail order nutria meat already cleaned. Then, laurence, I think, posted a youtube link to show how it's cooked.

For those who tune in late, six months ago we have been through this. Search for nutria as keyword if you are curious.
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Not only are they out of control in southeast Louisiana, but it is so bad that there is a standing reward of $4/tail (which I think may have gone up to maybe $6/tail) for nutria taken south of I-10.

I am south of I-10, but in a suburb so you would probably have to drive a couple of miles and then maybe paddle a pirogue or some such boat out into the swamps. Our wetlands would be a great place to bag hundreds of them.

So, if you completely lose hope in the market, you can always come down here and hunt nutria.

Keep your eyes open for southbound truck, loaded heavy with a rifle, ammo, a flat bottom boat, and survival supplies. I could double my hourly income!

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