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01-06-2012 05:16 AM

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I had the garage door cracked open a few inches for ventilation while I was applying spray lacquer. I had gone in the house between coats, and when I came back out to the garage to apply the second coat, I found that this dumb a$$ had apparently walked under the garage door, and was presently flying through the garage, running into everything! Fortunately, it didn’t decide to take a dump all over everything…

Not quite on topic, but too funny not to share…

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#1 posted 01-06-2012 05:55 AM

You mean it isn’t the “Blue Bird of Happiness” sent to “DUMP” all over your Project?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-06-2012 06:01 AM

“But it’s warm”

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#3 posted 01-06-2012 06:05 AM

I used to have hummingbirds in the shop all the time. They are a real bugger to catch and release. A friend told me thay were attracted to the red handle hanging down on the garage door opener. I painted them black and – knock on wood – haven’t had one since.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#4 posted 01-06-2012 06:21 AM

I had a small family of field mice take up residence after my wife left the door open and they decided to invite themselves in. Unfortunately they weren’t keeping up with the rent so I had to evict them…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#5 posted 01-06-2012 08:02 AM

Had a friend ask me on Facebook if I caught it… that they were “tasty.” Tasty??? It’s a rat with wings!

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#6 posted 01-06-2012 08:22 AM

Those birds are addicts…. he needed his fix lol

Yeah I had a hummingbird fly in my shop just recently and the thing kept flying into the lights. He must of thought that they we the sun or something and trying to fly towards the light. I just turned the lights off, and out the door he went…

-- Childress Woodworks

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#7 posted 01-06-2012 05:22 PM

I found a dead sparrow in my garage/workshop his morning – it must have flown inside when the door was opened but failed to tell me before I shut it again and went away for a few days.

It’s funny – I used to be very happy shooting pheasants, but I still felt a pang over this little bird!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#8 posted 01-06-2012 06:11 PM

I get humming birds in my garage and they are not smart enough to get out , I have to chase them out or they will die in there.

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#9 posted 01-06-2012 06:13 PM

no birds – but the mice want to come in from the cold

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#10 posted 01-06-2012 07:06 PM

They’re not really the easiest birds to catch but he won’t stay long. If you leave your door open more often he may come and go as he pleases and even try to nest in your garage. But, it won’t be long until he realizes he needs to go outside back into nature where there is food and and other birds. Once he leaves, be sure to shut the door and keep it that way for awhile so he doesn’t start to think he’s welcome.

I’ve had a bird in my garage before but it wasn’t and ongoing problem.

-- Paul, Pennsylvania,

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#11 posted 01-06-2012 07:10 PM

I had one get into my house through the chimney a while back. I could have sworn the darn damper was closed!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 01-06-2012 08:49 PM

Out here in the “wild” west, I’ve had one 4” male trantula looking for a mate, one 3’ diamond back, one frequent visitor – a canyon towhee after bugs, and some other sundry critters. I didn’t want to kill the rattler – he/she eats hantavirus (?) and plague ridden rodents in our neck of the woods. But, upon scuttling he/she/it out of the shop, I collected an audience of small bipedal street urchins, who were very interested in what I was doing. Pitched it over the sand fence with my shovel, . . . . . . . . . . . and buried it, if I hadn’t I know the urchins would have gotten bit!

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#13 posted 01-06-2012 09:40 PM

You don’t have a problem, this is an opportunity! Here’s a few links that should help you solve your problem.

Yes, I know it’s a slightly more redneck solution than fixing something with duct tape and bailing twine, but it’s a very tasty solution…. Actually more like delicious!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#14 posted 01-06-2012 09:55 PM

Had a BAT in my office this morning. The building manager called pest control, but they were too slow to get there. It was between the window and the blinds, so I trapped it with a waste basket with a plastic bag liner held against the blinds. in a few minutes it got out from beneath the blinds, and Robin slid the liner up between the can and the blinds, trapping the bat in the bag. We are next to the river, so we carried it over there and released it. Two hours later and still no pest control (chickens)!

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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#15 posted 01-07-2012 12:49 AM

Surprised the lacquer fumes didn’t finish it off, like a canary down a mine.
I once left the garage door open to let in air and the smell out while the paint was drying, came back to discover a whole load of fur and paw prints in the bottom of my cabinet. A neighbours cat had jumped in and settled down for a nap on my job.

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