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Posted: 5/19/2005 5:34:00 AM EDT
Title says it all. Some of the Houston crew better get busy.

Link Posted: 5/19/2005 5:38:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 5:41:26 AM EDT
My Mossberg M44 .22 bolt action heavy ass barrel, WWll vintage nail driver flat out kicks their ass..........I am not kidding.

Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:36:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vmax84:
My Mossberg M44 .22 bolt action heavy ass barrel, WWll vintage nail driver flat out kicks their ass..........I am not kidding.


That may be, but if you come down here, you will need to bring about a gazillion bricks of ammo... there are a lot of birds!
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:46:23 AM EDT
HOUSTON...you have a problem!

It's not quite as cool as zombies but it should do for some good training! Go to it boys!!!
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:02:35 AM EDT

This is a perfect example of a local government entity gone insane.

Get this: Birds are swooping down and doing fly-by's on SOME pedestrians that walk near a tree where they are nesting. ONE dipshit lawyer gets so scared by the fly-by that he trips and get a teenie tiny scratch on his face.

Suddenly now the birds are "injuring" people. Local gubmint folks section off the block for "safety reasons" so they can "protect the public."

Think about this guys - this is insane. So a few birds are flying *close* to people. Big deal! Government steps in to "protect" us.

Just more Big Brother stuff from people that need some job justificaiton.


Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:22:47 PM EDT
You are correct CMOS, but I still think getting rid of most of the grackles is a good idea. We have a lot of them here in Austin, too. Oddly enough, the ones around my house seem to be dying of acute lead poisoning.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:29:17 PM EDT
Thats nothing. Boobies invade Florida every spring.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:31:26 PM EDT
I hate grackles.

Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:35:04 PM EDT
whats a grackle?
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:35:18 PM EDT
I find them quite pretty. That iridescent head catches the sun nicely. They can be a pain in numbers, though.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:50:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Thats nothing. Boobies invade Florida every spring.

Yeah, but our Boobies never hurt anybody.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:55:24 PM EDT
Lets say you go shopping and fail to realize that you are parking underneath a tree that the grackles will take over while you are gone. Here is what you come back to...

Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:59:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN:
whats a grackle?

Its a large, black bird. Looks like a crow.

They are nasty.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 5:03:55 PM EDT
Yes, the iredescent head makes a great aiming point When I was a kid the old man used to give me a box of .22 ammo( after the other work was done) and tell me he wanted at least 40 grackles/starlings/cowbirds by the time I finished the box. They got so thick some years I used to do what I called "Quigley" them over seeds I'd put out for them, I'd hide in the bushes and wait for a couple to line up, and put a shot through two of them.
I hate cowbirds worse though, frikken parasitic bastages
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 5:03:58 PM EDT
Check ou this pair of boobies!

Link Posted: 5/19/2005 5:19:18 PM EDT
Did someone say Boobies??

Link Posted: 5/19/2005 6:39:11 PM EDT
The grackels want bread.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 6:44:36 PM EDT
Maybe they carry the zombie virus.....ARFCOM Fireteam Mission!!!
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 7:00:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 7:01:32 PM EDT
They have no enemies, other than the rare human with a death wish. No bird of prey will attack them that I know of. There is a nest of Red Tails in my neighborhood yet the grackles still congregate in parking lots, making a mess of the area.

They try and get water from my dog's dish. That is when I get them with my air rifle...target pellets at 1100 FPS from my RWS 48 seem to do an excellent job on the nasty beasts. A good shot gets a handful of feathers too.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 7:08:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 2:29:26 AM EDT by cmjohnson]
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