What animals have bitten you?

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  1. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    If your ever trying to break up a fight of dogs, either grab one of them by the back feet and pull em back. But the best dog fight break up tool is a hose! Either spray the crap out of them or beat the heck out of em with it! :) But never stick you hands into a dog fight. You might think your fast enough to get ahold of the collars or scruff but your really not.
     
  2. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Try a break stick. I introduced myself to a "pit" boxer mix, which had ventured onto the property today while being escorted on short lead by a thirteen year old male in which I personally know. I was concerned, being that I had never seen the dog and my dogs happened to be out upon patrol. I did not have my break stick on me. All went well, being that none met up and the dog had a good disposition, but I warned the boy about bringing him by again and insisted they quickly depart the property.
     
  3. TripleGee

    TripleGee 12 pointer

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    Of sea critters, I've gotten stung by a Nematode as well as a Sea Urchin. Both around St. Andrews State Park. Thankfully, my body didn't react too adversely to those two.
     
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  4. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    I got nailed pretty darn well, thankfully within my heel and not elsewhere. I have since forgotten the name of the plant quickly grabbed and applied to it, just that it was a gooey black extract from it, like tar, and it was basically impossible to wash off a week later lol... stained like crazy. Will see whether I can fetch it and edit post, if so.

    Although I prefer to go bare footed and always have done so, I began wearing my wetshoes more frequently after that painful ordeal... brutal critter showed me whom was boss and with a quickness it did, indeed. I only caught a glimpse of it after the fact and was helped to the sand for first aid. Walking was hobbled for many a day and not completely normal for a few weeks.
     
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  5. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    I became diverted onto the sea urchins, themselves, while attempting to find which plant was utilized upon my wounds. I learned a bit more. Did you happen to see the one having nailed you, and if so, what did it look like and what was its precise habitat? I guess it's always possible you may have encountered one without toxin or of a lesser concoction.

    I have learned that over 950 species exist, some deadly. Toxopneustes pileolus is the most wicked currently known but unlikely to be found here. Pretty sure that it was Diadema antillarum having nailed me three to five times within my heel and just beyond it. I did see where they can inject their own dye coupled with bruising, which is what I suffered, even though I stepped off of it with lightning speed; therefore, such is part, if not all, of the reason that I could not wash off the tar-like plant extract.

    It was my former boyfriend's elder brother having provided first aid to me. He had remained upon the island to tend to their various businesses and properties, after all had relocated abroad. I was simply back down for a visit, and he had invited me out to MoBay for hot tea (family is British-Jamaican, no mixed bloodline, thereby tea time is customary). We met at the beach that day for such, and good thing, because he knows his stuff.

    He was the one having spotted the little beast swimming away into deeper rocks, after the fact, pointing it out to me. He picked me up out the water and plopped me onto the dry sand, before running to the plant and whipping out his extremity sharp blade. :eek:

    I instantly demanded to know what he had up his mind! He explained that he must remove the spines. I said okay, and he grabbed my foot, quickly studying it before proceeding. All seemed to take a while and was extremely painful. He bit some of them out and utilized his blade upon others, before scraping all to death.

    Once I finally had enough, I made him stop for a bit, and he began to laugh. When done, as much as I would permit anyway, he broke open the plant and glazed the surgical site. He explained that it would help disinfect it, as well as assist with drawing out any spines potentially more deeply embedded. We then ordered something much stronger mixed into our hot tea.
     
  6. TripleGee

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    It was a black Sea Urchin attached to the rocks on the jetty side. Hundreds of them on there, can't believe only one got me on the side of my left ankle. I jumped in to See what was under the Sea only to See a large Bull Shark a-lookin at me! Scrambled up and out of there PDQ! Ha! Then, as I was walking back across that little shallow bay where the kids swim, I stepped on a Nematode and it got me. Worst ten minutes of the whole trip. Unless you count the fact that the girls hid their Hermit Crabs in the back of the van where they died in the Florida heat. Yeah, that smell is still within my memory banks.
     
  7. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    "I jumped in to See what was under the Sea, only to See a large Bull Shark a-lookin at me!"


    That required talent to write. I edited it with a comma, because I really like it! :cool:

    You might like this. Never had the critters, myself, but I like watching medical YouTube videos about them and more lol...

    https://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=1020&sectionid=56968841

    I hope you spanked those girls over killing my lovely little hermits! :mad:

    I have yet to learn how many sea urchin species are black, but they come in all colors of the rainbow. The japs have been putting forth great effort over the years to deplete the seas of them, while the smelly frenchies have lagged far behind yet still in hot pursuit; I have never eaten any of the critters, myself.:eek:
     
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  8. Meatstick

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    Add barn owl to my list. We were dove hunting this morning and he went for the Mojo. Reckon a wing caught him just right and it knocked him down in the woven wire fence and he got all tangled. I hurried to get him out before he broke a wing or something. FWIW, their beak can reach their ankles, quick. A little quicker than I can let go of an owls ankles, even. It'll be a cool scar story though
     
  9. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    They will turn loose if you Twist that Head around a Couple Times.
     
  10. CalebConn16

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    My uncle and his buddies used to do a ton of turtle hunting like that up and down beaver, salt lick and hippo
     
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  11. grinder

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    I got bitten by a cougar. I did the only thing I could. Yes, been married 26 years.
     
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  12. Brody

    Brody 10 pointer

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    I've had my noze bitten by a beaver before!
     
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  13. TripleGee

    TripleGee 12 pointer

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    I did not spank them, scolded and had them clean up the mess. I may have been mistaken by calling the thing that stung me a Nematode. The thing that got me looked very similar to a dry land Pack Saddle critter with two yellowish horns up front on a whitish blue body with a whip like tail about an inch and a half long. The whole critter was about 5 or 6 inches long at best. I now have no idea what it was. I just described it to someone on the beach and that's what they said it was. I just accepted that as fact.
     
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  14. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Bizarre. Call and request to speak with Mr. Robinson tomorrow, describing all to him and see if he can solve that riddle. Clueless here, based upon your description but rather curious, indeed.

    https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/st-andrews-state-park/managers-message-164
     
  15. TripleGee

    TripleGee 12 pointer

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    Thank you. I really love going to St. Andrews. I got to experience a wonderful thing. I walked/fished my way to the end of the jetty rocks one morning and at the very end a Manta Ray went airborne for a few seconds right in front of me about 30 yards away. I couldn't believe what I had seen and even questioned it. But, that was exactly what it was. Later, I saw where Manta's actually "fly" quite often sometimes. One of those "once in a lifetime" thingies.
     
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