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  1. rattler

    aussie pics

    my buddy Troy playing with the local wildlife local wildlife playing with Troy the critter Troy fears most me hanging with the locals
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    looking to start back up

    the divorce pretty well wiped me out back to square one other than a few guns and my book collection....cause i went AWOL for 3 months traveling out to Washington to help a friend and then spending 3 weeks in Australia my plant collection had to go but looks like things are going to be pretty...
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    hiking the hills outside of Adelaide, non-CP pics

    Troy scrambling along ahead of me: young grass tree
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    Drosera and orchids just outside of Adelaide

    i started my exploration of Oz with Troy offering to take me out to see some tuberous Drosera he knew about.....unfortunately while i came at a bad time for reptiles(winter down here) was the perfect time for tuberous Drosera....according to Troys field guide of plants of the area, the climbing...
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    dawned on me i missed making an anowncment here....

    im sure none of the newbies know who i am but did spend alot of time here awhile back and made some friends... few months back the wife and i split up after 12 years together, nine of them married....short of it we grew apart and split as friends without lawyers involved and thats as bout as...
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    for those that have always wanted to mess with Photoshop or other Adobe products

    but thought they were to expensive, Adobe changed how they do things.....we had to upgrade for the newspapers(we have been upgrading every other release) and discovered they are no longer selling boxed programs, instead they are doing Adobe Creative Cloud....you can download and use Photoshop CC...
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    the wife wouldnt let me keep it....

    a buddy and his boy found it while hunting today.....Montana changed its laws in 2004 and the local prairie rattlers are the only front fanged legal to keep.....refused to have dangerous venomous in the house while the girls were here but now that they are gone i had hoped.....beer can is there...
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    my wife says......

    my brain is borderline schizophrenic cause my interests are all over the map.....latest round of books to show up in the last week
  9. rattler

    new photo props.....

    mentioned over on a hunting and shooting site im on that i was looking for some back skins to take rifle and knife pictures against, today this sable and impala back skin showed up:
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    what the wife and i did over Labor Day

    she has a bull elk archery tag for 622 on the northside of Fort Peck reservoir.....this morning her, i and 3 friends hiked back in to on of the friends honey holes to set up her ground blind for next weekend.....its set up over a mile back in from the road and she is planning on sleeping in the...
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    for fellow gun nuts and conservation fans....

    the wife just won over $4,000 in this pair of shotguns, she was entered into the drawing by donating over $500 to Ducks Unlimited by buying a cheap bison "bronze" last October at a local banquet, the drawing was held yesterday at the state banquet.......while being a hunting organization has...
  12. rattler

    havent posted in a long while....pics

    guess life has just gotten in the way....but im still at it.... slipper orchid
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    any bug experts?

    i thought i was but my brother brought in something that "attacked him" in his work truck today and its got me stumped...he is proud of himself cause he has never been able to stump me..... its not a wasp....reminds me sorta of a stone fly or antlion but its neither of those....its got 2 pairs...
  14. rattler

    Stewart McPherson books sought..

    was wondering if anyone was interested in trading their Pitcher Plants the Old World Vol 1 & 2 for nepenthes?
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    long weekend.....

    the Montana Newspaper Associations annual Press Convention was this weekend in Big Sky, since my wife is president of one of the boards and we were up for a few awards we headed southwest on Wednesday......my wifes two sisters flew in from Houston and Lincoln for a vacation and we spent a fair...
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    pics for the hunters of the board.......no dead animals shown for anyone sensitive...

    found(not by me unfortunately) near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone in Montana..... my buddy's boy and my oldest showing them off the guy has a spare cape and is gonna get them mounted.....IIRC he sad the horns themselves score 160 before even starting to guess what...
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    why they sell saltwater fishing poles in Montana 1000 miles from saltwater

    my wifes first paddlefish.....guessing somewhere between 60 and 70 pounds.....they can hit bout twice that.....she was lucky, guessing it had just hit the eddy after feeding in the main current all day cause it didnt run and didnt put up much of fight for a fish its size so it musta been wore...
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    cause if i remember right there are other gun nuts here.....

    since i was real young and reading the stuff by W.D.M. Bell, Percival and other turn of the century African hunters ive wanted a 1903 Mannlicher-Schönauer sporter in 6.5x54MS.....problem is they tend to run around $2,500 for an ok one and go up from there.....out of my price range....they are...
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    mantis shrimp video

    not the best as i didnt realize there was glare till half way through the filming of the lil guy cause it wasnt there when i was setting stuff up cause my body was blocking it.....fed the big guy light and will try and get better of him tomorrow..
  20. rattler

    found something funny.....

    stopped at a farm/ranch store when out of town for doc appointments yesterday to pick up stuff for my dogs to chew on and walked through the shooting section and brought home some new targets for wasting ammo :-)) also have another set like the bottom three with a hyena, wolverine and...
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