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    Lost bird...

    Whilst driving home from Christchurch to Sumner last week, a cock pheasant flew across the road right in front of the van narrowly missing my windscreen. Though I was used to seeing pheasants in my garden back in the UK as I lived in the countryside, I was somewhat surprised to see a pheasant in Redcliffs!

    Just thought I might ask what others have seen and been surprised by whilst out and about?

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    There are rabbit and pheasant in the big reserve/park down the road from my very suburban (Auck) house. Used to be quail too but haven't seen any this year.
    Waikumete cemetery is just chocker with game birds, great place to give the dog a bit of practice.

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    I usually get surprised by those bloody speed camera vans
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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    I usually get surprised by those bloody speed camera vans
    Me too P38. They seem to be very common in lots of unexpected places!

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    I have pheasants all over my property but not alllowed to shoot them as the misses reckons they are too pretty. What she don't know can't hurt her though!
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    I came home to find 2 fill size hen phesants in my bathroom!!!!! I have no idea how the cat got them thru the cat door...... there was a right mess... phesant s**t on the ceiling and blood on the walls!. They both survived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshotkill View Post
    I came home to find 2 fill size hen phesants in my bathroom!!!!! I have no idea how the cat got them thru the cat door...... there was a right mess... phesant s**t on the ceiling and blood on the walls!. They both survived.
    Hope ya shot the bloody cat

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    It has crossed my mind a few times i must admit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I have pheasants all over my property but not alllowed to shoot them as the misses reckons they are too pretty. What she don't know can't hurt her though!
    Actually, they (the roosters) are gaudy, chauvinistic, narcissic wallies...I detest them...there is only one place for them...on the table
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshotkill View Post
    I came home to find 2 fill size hen phesants in my bathroom!!!!! I have no idea how the cat got them thru the cat door...... there was a right mess... phesant s**t on the ceiling and blood on the walls!. They both survived.
    Ha ha ha ha. Cats are good like that. A couple of years ago I woke up to a duck flying around the lounge. The bloody wall were covered in mus where the mud covered cat had been jumping up trying to catkich it.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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