Re: Mammals, Birds, Amphibians
Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU)
Fri, 4 Sep 1998 07:59:47 +0100
In a message dated 9/3/98 5:38:50 PM, kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU wrote:
<< I suppose it can certainly be done in an urban setting but it
would certainly be more difficult to find 10 "wild" animals. >>
Neil Lupton replied:
We live in downtown Boston and in our 30 by 30 foot back yard, we have had
Within a 1 mile walk, we have seen
You just 'gotta look.
You bet you can! I wasn't implying that you COULDN'T do it in an urban
setting, simply that it's more difficult. I've taken scouts who needed the
requirement out in the area of our scout cabin (certainly not truly urban)
and spent a good 1.5 hrs before the scout found ten animals or evidence
thereof.....and we have deer that run right by the cabin. I guess it would
depend on wether it's the leader or the scout doing the finding and
BTW...I heard one of the funniest stories regarding this requirement. One
of our new leaders said that while camping with his family, he was pointing
out various animal spoor to his kids. Upon discovering a tidy pile of
marble size brown nuggets he stopped, looked closely and stated to his wife
and kids that he was puzzled as to just what animal had provided the
manure.....he said, "could be possum or could be beaver....hmmm". Then, to
the horror of his family, he reached down, picked up a marble and popped it
into his mouth! After chewing vigorously for a minute, the said, "yep,
it's possum" and walked on leaving his stunned and gagging family behind.
He had gone out prior to the hike and carefully placed a pile of milk duds
on a clean leaf!
Might be an interesting practical joke to play on some unsuspecting scouts!
BLUE SKIES!, Any day above ground is a good day!
Jim Peterson Eagle class of '63
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