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I've had a really bad day

  1. Sep 12, 2006 #1

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    It all started when I noticed that I look like I have the measles. The child of Evo wanted to take me to the emergency room tonight. I have no clue what this is.

    Then something truly bizarre happened and I can't say what, if I reported it to the authorities every news crew in the state would descend on my house because it's so rare here. Scared the cr@p out of me, I was shaking for at least two hours. I still can't sleep and I've already taken 3 sleeping pills. It's out there. :bugeye: :cry:
     
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    I'm sorry.

    Confused too.

    Bad days are no fun. I prescribe hot chocolate. Or espresso.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2006 #3

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    Ooooh, both are good.

    I noticed on the internet that anyone that reports these sightings are instantly in all the press and official sites and I don't want my name plastered everywhere and I don't want to be on the news. It's not a UFO or Sasquatch. But since it is dangerous, I realize I have an obligation to report it, I hope they'll take an anonymous report.

    The first thing I did was to call my friend in New York whose first question was "did you report it?".
     
  5. Sep 13, 2006 #4

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    Can you hint us?



    ==List of modifiers==
    Not paranormal
    Dangerous
    Two people know about it. I'm guessing four or more.

    Let's see... so that narrows it down to huge chasms opening up by will in the ground anywhere within the next 10 miles, a severed head on your doorstep, and a moldy twinkie. Oh wait, that last one is paranormal.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2006 #5

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    If you think it's dangerous, report it. You have no obligation to give anyone your name.

    (What is it?)

    - Warren
     
  7. Sep 13, 2006 #6

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    ...someone running with scissors?
     
  8. Sep 13, 2006 #7

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    Mountain lion?

    - Warren
     
  9. Sep 13, 2006 #8

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    So, you saw a bear --- keep the cats in.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2006 #9
    For some reason, I had that same exact thought :uhh: I don't think people get media coverage for calling in a mountain lion though...

    I hope nothing comes from whatever it is that is making you look like you have the measles! Good luck
     
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  11. Sep 13, 2006 #10

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    Seems scientists here are trying to claim mountain lions no longer live in Kansas despite the fact that they get run over rather frequently. They claim they must be pets that got loose. Riiight, that's why the wildlife preserve next to my house warns of mountain lions and I've seen fresh tracks. Well, now I have one at my house. :surprised And he's banging on the fence. So the media jumps all over these reports to spread fear.

    At least the mountain lion and ( I forgot to mention the coyote) made me foget about the spots.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2006 #11

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    *loads rifle*
    call me if you need me, Evo.

    oh, nevermind. just saw your post.
    *loads catnip bazooka*
     
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  13. Sep 13, 2006 #12

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    Thanks MIH. I grabbed Dr foofer and he's locked inside. He's not happy, but he's safe. I' am afraid to open my front door. They may have been enticed by the new steer behind my house.

    Perhaps I need t get a rifle.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2006 #13

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    I am glad to hear you and Foofer are OK. Shoot! Where's Ivan when you need him? :grumpy: He knows how to scare off wildlife.
     
  15. Sep 13, 2006 #14
    I've been desensitized towards coyotes because I see them at least once every two weeks... Usually this happens while walking my small dog, which adds to the effect. Around here, coyotes dont usually do anything to people...

    If I were to see a mountain lion, I'd be extremely scared O.O!

    Crazy creatures O_O
     
  16. Sep 13, 2006 #15
    What are you scared of? :rofl:
     
  17. Sep 13, 2006 #16

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    How about the spots?

    Perhaps you have a case of shingles?
     
  18. Sep 13, 2006 #17
    Are you in the witness protection program? or are you so vain that you don't want to report the mountain lion because you might be on the news and have spots on your face?
     
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    This is a good excuse to make you move into the city, Evo!

    Zz.
     
  21. Sep 13, 2006 #20

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    Umm, perhaps this morning, one can go to the doctor. IIRC, measles is accompanied by a rash --
    Measles is still a problem in the US, and IIRC it may have increased in some areas because people are not getting vaccinated.

    The rash could be other reactions, such as an allergy, or it could be a response to stress.

    I hope things improve healthwise and otherwise.
     
  22. Sep 13, 2006 #21
    Since she took 3 sleeping pills before posting she won't remember having started this thread, and maybe even won't remember the mountain lion. At any rate, she might have been eaten, making the spots moot.
     
  23. Sep 13, 2006 #22

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    No, I still remember. First thing this morning I checked, no lion, but now I'm afraid to leave my windows open downstairs and this is the time of year I love to leave them open. If a possum could get into my house, a mountain lion seeking fruit bats surely could.

    Yes, there was a mountain lion in the neighborhood before, I believe it's the one that got run over, except I didn't see one outside my kitchen window. That takes it to a whole new level. :frown:

    Now before I leave the house I'm going to do a full sweep of the area with binoculars. I can just see the headlines "local woman mauled by cougar as she opens front door".

    I don't want to be on the news because I don't want shotgun toting freaks wandering around my house ready to shoot anything that moves.

    The spots are fading, no idea what it could be other than I was working in the yard the evening before and no telling what I might have come into contact with.
     
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  24. Sep 13, 2006 #23

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    I think the answer would be obvious by now.

    The spots are camouflage - a suvival feature evolved by many types of mountain lion prey.
     
  25. Sep 13, 2006 #24

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    Lab confirms droppings belong to mountain lion
    http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2003/dec/10/lab_confirms_droppings/
    By Beth Lawton, Wednesday, December 10, 2003
    Cougar sightings cause stir in Capitol
    http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2004/jan/28/cougar_sightings_cause/
    By Scott Rothschild, Wednesday, January 28, 2004
    http://easterncougarnet.org/prairiestates.html
    Certainly shows cougars (mountain lions) exist in all the prairie states, and even Missouri and Iowa. Probably the roam the open areas, the Mississippi River area, and tributaries.

    Conclusions
    Cool! :cool:
    River corridors are where the game are concentrated.

    Apparently lots of people are siting cougars in Kansas -
    http://kdwp.blogspot.com/2006/04/mountain-lions-in-kansas.html

    I guess people need to start collecting scat and taking photos of paw prints. Maybe the state officials are waiting for someone to get mauled. :rolleyes:
     
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  26. Sep 13, 2006 #25

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    :biggrin: Or to make me stand out so that I'm an easier target.
     
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