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« on: January 03, 2019, 03:33:51 PM »
That I sent my wife to Jiffylube to have moles removed.

This is crazy. Tammy had an appointment this morning in
Clare, so took my old truck because it was clear of ice and snow because we had it out last night for a coleman veterans memorial board meeting.  I asked her to stop in to the oil change place on her way home and get the oil changed. She said the guy pulled the air cleaner out and as he did, she saw him jump back and exclaim WHAT THE !$#%!  

This is what they found. She said the guys said they see thousands of cars and have nver saw these in an aircleaner box. And, the air cleaner was fine!


 

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 03:39:54 PM »
Now thats funny! 

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 03:57:27 PM »
Are they moles?  I think you have to train them to run on a little wheel under the hood.  Did it improve your fuel economy?  :o running-doggy

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 04:04:53 PM »
I think they are moles. I don't know what else they could be,but I never heard of a mole climbing.  I noticed an odd smell in the truck last month when I came back from being in the U.P. hunting. When I was up there it sat for two weeks and never moved. We had a snow storm in that time, and a big warm up and thaw. There were a couple times when that front corner of the truck was buried in snow from it sliding off the roof.  I honestly don't know. I have the oil changed and the truck services regular, but I drive so few miles that it's been almost 6 months since the last oil change and filter inspection.  I had noticed a decrease in the fuel economy and I'll bet that air obstruction was the case.  The smell probably went away when they froze solid in there. They sure don't look like they yad been in there that long though.  I never got to see them. The oil change guys through them out.  
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 04:06:03 PM »
Dang rats will nest anywhere they can. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 04:06:52 PM »
I just asked Tammy, she said they were still very pliable and didn't show any signs of being frozen.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 04:19:23 PM »
prob. froze, then thawed on the drive.  Prob. came back to life and are chasing the tech. all over the oil change place.  conjures a funny visual anyway! 

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 04:32:44 PM »
I think after some deductive reasoning the Mystery is solved.  I think they had been killed by something else and stored in my truck. What could do that? Well, I just happened to catch the killer on video during hunting season and had forgot all about it. I had only viewed the clip on my phone until now, and after seeing it on big screen, the bugger was in my truck not just under it.



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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 05:21:57 PM »
Don't think I am in Kansas anymore.  We do not have those here.  Is it a Marmot or a mink?

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 05:23:56 PM »
Weasel.
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 05:32:34 PM »
I had 3 moles removed one time.

Yours are bigger than mine.  :D
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 05:53:11 PM »
You do know that there is a good chance that WV knows someone who would have wanted those to cook up as yummy vittles!!  :D
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 05:56:56 PM »
maybe Magic Man has a recipe.  Could have made at least one glove from the hides.

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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2019, 05:59:02 PM »
I was going too suggest that it was a "Prankster", little did I know that the Prankster would be the Four- Legged kind.... Cool video.
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2019, 06:17:13 PM »
 :D :D :D :D

I can see it now.... 1st Annual Mole Roast 

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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2019, 06:26:59 PM »
   Tastes just like shrews only more meat on them. :D
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2019, 06:46:12 PM »
I need some flour tortillas to make some molechiladas!
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2019, 07:10:52 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2019, 09:17:40 PM »
Did they give the truck mole power? I am amazed a weasel could get them in there.
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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2019, 09:51:49 PM »
When we had rabbits, weasels use to squeeze through the chicken wire pens and kill them.
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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2019, 11:30:51 PM »
Had one try to steal a partridge off a wood pile on me once.  I don't recall why but I had set the bird or birds down on the pile and was just a couple feet away when I saw the bird starting to get pulled into the pile!!  He was in his white phase too.  
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2019, 07:24:32 AM »
In general that is a Weasel when it's brown, and an Ermine when it's white!

They change color phases on about the same schedule as the Varying Hare!

Another thing, they can emit an odor on the same level as a skunk, just not as much!
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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2019, 08:54:57 AM »
Those look like pocket gophers.  Do you have small dirt mounds pushed up anywhere near where you parked your pick up ?  They look a little too big for moles.
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2019, 09:21:38 AM »
No dirt mounds witnessed. Thats a gravel clay driveway. 
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2019, 09:53:51 AM »
We watched a weasel hauling off dead bats to a cache somewhere.  The building had a bat infestation.  That's another story in itself ;) ;D  We watched him haul a dozen away and he couldn't have cared less that we were watching him.  That was a couple years before phones with cameras let alone video capability :) :)
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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2019, 11:38:36 AM »
I've noticed that with my weasel encounters. They have no regard for my presence what so ever. What ever mission they were on, they never strayed because I was there. We caught one in a mnnow trap that was stowed in the shed one time. I'll go see if I can find that video.  I can remember the very first time I saw an Ermine. I was hunting on the north side of thew back field, positioned in a brush pile of alder that we had piled there from expanding the field. It was rifle season, so late november, but we had no snow.  All of the sudden I noticed a piece of white tissue tumbling and blowing erratically in the distance towards me through the woods. As it got closer I noted there was no wind, what the??   Then I saw it was alive. It ran right up to me and across my foot and started flitting around in the brush pile, obviously hunting. This became one of the indelible memories I keep from my times in the woods. Never saw a deer that day, but would not have traded the experience and the moment for ten.







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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2019, 01:05:54 PM »
   Neat picture. Did the weasel get in that minnow trap by mistake or did you leave some bit in there intentionally to catch him? Maybe he just smelled old minnow smells or such. I did not realize they could get into a spot that small.

   I know they are supposed to be bloodthirsty little animals but that sure is a pretty little critter.
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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2019, 01:13:39 PM »
Its a video.  He did it all on his own. I went in the shed for something and heard the commotion on a shelf.
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« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2019, 06:58:57 PM »
I had a minnow trap like that and I used to keep it on a nail in the garage, one day I went in and I heard a noise and come to find out, I had a chipmunk in the trap.

After that episode, I stored the minnow trap disassembled!
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« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2019, 07:10:36 PM »
I swear, Gents.
Some of these posts are so entertaining, it's "Must Read". I've had quite a few interesting encounters similar to the ones related here, but I'd rather enjoy the ride.....
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« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2019, 08:34:54 PM »
You could use part of them to make molasses!  :D

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« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2019, 09:33:45 PM »
Not cheap merely thrifty.
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« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2019, 07:57:43 AM »
Those little buggers, weasels, not moles, can be very entertaining.
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« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2019, 08:24:34 AM »
There are weasels down here, but they are the two legged kind :)
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