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By Dr Dij ·
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This was so cool, had to share!
(my wife wouldn't agree)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090820/sc_livescience/giantplanteatsrodents

Don't think it could eat the giant African Pouch Rat at 15 pounds tho.

I'd get one as a pet except they don't make good pets if you don't handle them alot, and they're probably illegal in the US tho I see websites where people have them.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q=african+pouched+rats+for+sale&aq=1&aqi=g5&fp=c9fe100d9e542c1e

They actually use them to sniff for unexploded mines, poor things!

I had a regular fruit rat climb up to our 2nd story porch and take tomatoes off vines, and eat cucumber seedlings, every night around midnight.

I finally got a rat (not mouse) trap, put a cherry tommie on the trigger and set it out late one night. I was working on the computer and heard it yelp so I went outside. Was pretty scary looking, poor thing. A trail of blood and it was twitching a few feet away with brains coming out. I still feel sorry for it even tho it had to die. I wonder what the people who pick thru the trash here think when they come across a dead rat in a bag?

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Dr. Dij!

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to TR Garden Club - Part Rat ...

Machinations of the wandering mind kind?

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Don't do much wandering..

by Dr Dij In reply to Dr. Dij!

just work and crash out!

Do have a few minutes to check yahoo news
or take 4000 pix at a garden show

I just love nepenthes,
I don't raise them, need too much heat and humidity to get the pitchers
but we do see them at local arboretums

both the huntington
www.huntington.org
and the la arb
arboretum.org
have them in their tropical green houses

and my ideal Addams Family type of biz would be to start a Gambian Pouch Rat farm, probably in a desolate area of western Kenya, to help employ local people. It would become wildly successful, despite my efforts and the new national fast food dish and Andrew Zimmerman food of the week would be crispified spiced pouch rat.

They currently DO eat it but they have to hunt it in the wild such as by digging out a termite mound where they have a nest.

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Another cool garden link:

by Dr Dij In reply to Don't do much wandering..

8 story high garden planting on wall in London

http://www.wired.com/culture/art/magazine/17-09/pl_design

and the same guy did others around Europe in the slideshow

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That is very cool. Very cool.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Another cool garden link:

Thanks for that link.

It has reminded me of a bizarre movie I saw years ago. The ozone layer is gone, and people can't go outside during the day. One kid, whose parents are hippy botanists can. The growth in their house is bizarre, and green, unlike the barrenness of the outside world.

Dang. BFilmFan! Where are you? I'm gonna go nuts if I can't remember the name of this one! :^0

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pomegranate press

by Dr Dij In reply to That is very cool. Very ...

book I got from them

are what I call 'visionist' paintings..

one was porch filled with green growth, kind of like antonio gaudi architechture

the guy is smoking (something) and it turns into the green vines

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Wasn't that an episode of "Outer Limits" or something?

by seanferd In reply to That is very cool. Very ...

I know exactly what you are talking about, though.

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Mind your commas

by santeewelding In reply to Wasn't that an episode of ...

(The title)

There is a national agenda afoot about commas. You, apparently, have not gotten the word.

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That memo had entirely bypassed my desk.

by seanferd In reply to Mind your commas

I find this puzzling, as I am a frequent user of commas.

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Ahahaha!

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Mind your commas
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Full-length flick.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Wasn't that an episode of ...

You've reminded me, though, of a Night Gallery episode in which a little old lady with a seriously green thumb refused to sell out to manufacturing interests that wanted her plot of land. They built all around her anyway hoping to chase her off. She didn't budge. So they killed her, burying her in her own yard.
Closing scene: knarled old hand with rooty bits growing up out of the yard. :0 :^0

etu

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