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HerbC

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221 days ago

I had to change a 40A double pole circuit breaker which had gone bad in my main distribution panel which is attached to the meter enclosure on the side of our house.

Imagine my surprise to discover these fellows behind the breaker…

If you look carefully you’ll see I recovered the remains of four lizards from this hot spot.

This wasn’t what caused the breaker to go bad but it sure was a “shocking development” as William Bendix would have said on the Life of Riley…

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090


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Karson

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#1 posted 221 days ago

This is what i found beside my amp in my sound system.

He had been missing for about a month.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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HerbC

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#2 posted 221 days ago

Reminds me of the time I found a large king snake curled up on the desktop of an old roll top desk in the first house we lived in right after we got married… Of course you seem better acquainted with your snake. I snagged that one with a stick and escorted him outside in a hurry.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Napaman

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#3 posted 221 days ago

wow on BOTH discoveries!

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Jimbo4

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#4 posted 221 days ago

Life of Riley – LOVED that program !

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 221 days ago

Karson, I know that’s a harmless corn snake but I’d probably have to throw those shorts away! Looks too much like our copperheads.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Howie

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#6 posted 221 days ago

My biggest problem in Florida is wasp’ nest in the breaker box outside.
I’m with gfadvm….....

-- Life is good.

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HerbC

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#7 posted 221 days ago

Howie,

I didn’t have them in the breaker box but this past fall I had a HUGE yellow jacket nest in the carport/garage area. I used over a dozen cans of insecticide and finally had to call in a professional exterminator.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 220 days ago

Herb, Gasoline will kill those things instantly! (on the nest or in the air). When they get bad in the shop attic (no visable nests), I set off one of those bug bombs and the next day the floor is covered withy dead wasps.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Dark_Lightning

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#9 posted 220 days ago

Herb, I don’t know what you were using, but there is a product called “Real-Kill” which lives up to its name. I spray that stuff on the wasps and they fall straight to the ground, with barely a twitch. They look sort of melted the next day (spray at night when they’re all home). It can be sprayed from 15+ feet away, which is good.

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