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The Great Giant Flea Hunt
New York Times ^ | July 29, 2014 | CAROL KAESUK YOON

Posted on 07/29/2014 12:59:20 PM PDT by firebrand

Gig Harbor, Washington. -- In the Pacific Northwest, we live among behemoths — snowcapped volcanoes, towering trees, great splashing salmon and lattes as big as a child’s head. Yet one of the region’s undeniably superlative titans has slipped beneath everyone’s radar.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: beavers; flea; giantflea; washingtonstate
I guess this is why I read the Times.
1 posted on 07/29/2014 12:59:20 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand


Enough to give any self-respecting dog a nervous breakdown. Flea on the right is an ordinary flea removed from a house cat. Flea on the left was removed from a beaver as mentioned in the article...
2 posted on 07/29/2014 1:09:16 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB
Flea infestations in Seattle are nearly life threatening. Death by itch!

Same can be said of the mosquitoes. They sound like a 747 when circling and one has to consume iron-rich food after being "tapped" by either.

3 posted on 07/29/2014 1:12:16 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: BigEdLB

Easier to catch and kill.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 1:12:47 PM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: BigEdLB

Giant Beaver Fleas... no way FReepers will hijack this thread.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 1:13:11 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: firebrand
Seems logical to me.

If there are Jumbo Shrimp, why not Giant Fleas?

6 posted on 07/29/2014 1:19:53 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Avoidance of unclean Giant Beavers is advised.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 1:19:57 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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FReepers Let's go!


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8 posted on 07/29/2014 1:21:14 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Is that what you catch when you join Sandra Fluke`s new sexual revolution?


10 posted on 07/29/2014 1:22:47 PM PDT by nomad
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To: GladesGuru

And I thought crabs were bad!


11 posted on 07/29/2014 1:24:14 PM PDT by nomad
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To: nomad
Not the crabs being walked by Chinese pirate girls


12 posted on 07/29/2014 1:25:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GladesGuru
Avoidance of unclean Giant Beavers is advised.

You have been warned

13 posted on 07/29/2014 1:26:05 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I can honestly say that never occurred to me, but I should have known.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 1:29:37 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I knew a guy who caught crabs from a beaver at an Oklahoma bar. Another man caught something worse.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 1:33:25 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: BigEdLB

Got fleas? Here is a simple flea trap.

Get a sheet of glue sheet as sold by Tomcat for catching mice and bugs. Remove the was cover paper.

Bend a piece of wide mesh wire cloth so it fits over the glue trap, with a two inch leg on each side. I use 2x4 welded wire fencing.

Take a night light, preferably a 7 watt one with a BULB, the cover removed, and place it on top of the wire screen. Keep the room in the dark for a few days.

The fleas are attracted to the light and fall through the mesh onto the glue board.

Another way is to plug the night light into an outlet off the floor. Pace two glue traps underneath, side by side. The fleas will jump toward the light, and fall onto the glue board.

These work wonders to catch fleas, bugs and other things that crawl in the dark. Better than any spray out on the market. I’ve cleaned up many a flea and bug infestations with several such traps.


16 posted on 07/29/2014 1:44:18 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: firebrand

Why people would want to buy these things is beyond me .....

17 posted on 07/29/2014 1:57:48 PM PDT by mikrofon (Closed for the Dog Days)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Darksheare; NicknamedBob; Dead Corpse; All
...no way FReepers will hijack this thread.

TSlim, is this a "reverse invitation?"

Giant fleas? Send them to Washington DC, with specific instructions to infest Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hitlery Clinton and Barack Obama, and not necessarily in that order!

'Face

18 posted on 07/29/2014 2:09:14 PM PDT by Monkey Face (One day on Mercury lasts 1408 hours: The same length as one Monday on Earth.)
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To: nomad

Sandra Fluke makes me puke.


19 posted on 07/29/2014 2:10:35 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Today one can also get a pet, or borrow a pet that has been treated for fleas with that stuff you put on the back of their necks, by walking around, they attract them and kill them.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 2:11:11 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: BigEdLB
Buy stock in Terminex and Raid. They are our friends.

We had flea infestations several years ago, father south on the West Coast.

21 posted on 07/29/2014 2:13:29 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Tijeras_Slim; firebrand; BigEdLB; Monkey Face; GeronL; NoCmpromiz

Bring on the Undead...
...and the Frontline.


22 posted on 07/29/2014 3:23:53 PM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Mariner

Makes me happy to live in Colorado.


23 posted on 07/29/2014 3:34:43 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: firebrand
A harrowing tale. One seeks giant wild animals at one's peril. There was the famous instance of the Giant Palouse Earthworm (Driloleirus americanus) that even now hardened mountain men look nervously over their shoulders before relating it to the campfire listeners. Enormous, man-eating worms 50 feet long, lavender, and smelling like flowers, you could hear them calling to one another on a still night in eastern Washington and northern Idaho, "AWOOOOO!", meaning "fresh campers sighted along the Clearwater! Look for the California license plates and chow down!" That is, of course, my own rough translation.

Well, they finally tracked them down. The results were a little disappointing:

Did I mention they can shrink themselves to appear less threatening? Anyway, even now, if you find yourself lost and wandering between the Moscow Starbucks and the Pullman liquor store, make sure you keep that last bullet in your Webley-Vickers for yourself. (Creeps off, shuddering...)

24 posted on 07/29/2014 3:38:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Darksheare

Are we waiting for Friday???


25 posted on 07/29/2014 4:06:01 PM PDT by Monkey Face (One day on Mercury lasts 1408 hours: The same length as one Monday on Earth.)
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To: Billthedrill

lol


26 posted on 07/29/2014 4:19:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cloudmountain; nomad
Sandra Fluke makes me puke.

But to make it rhyme with how she pronounces her name, she would need to make you pluck...

27 posted on 07/29/2014 4:53:29 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: firebrand

Would you mind if this thread was borrowed for the August Undead Thread?


28 posted on 07/29/2014 6:25:49 PM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Sandra Fluke needs a tummy tuck.


29 posted on 07/29/2014 6:26:01 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: firebrand

30 posted on 07/29/2014 7:29:02 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: Darksheare

Be my guest. I hope some people read about how they trapped the beaver and got the flea. The beaver seemed to know they were greenies and went right into the bag LOL.


31 posted on 07/29/2014 7:46:06 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Thanks much!


32 posted on 07/30/2014 5:54:07 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: firebrand

Sounds like a job for these guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZvT3MHpffk


33 posted on 07/30/2014 5:56:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeronL
Yea...there were a bunch of those gals had crabs when I was over seas in the 60’s...
34 posted on 07/30/2014 6:03:47 AM PDT by unread (Rescind the 17th. Amendment...bring the power BACK to the states...!)
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To: BigEdLB
Flea on the left was removed from a beaver as mentioned in the article...

Beavers have fleas? Who knew? I would think that they'd drown or seek a dryer critter to infest!

35 posted on 07/30/2014 7:06:18 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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Maybe we're giant fleas?
36 posted on 07/30/2014 7:52:25 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: unread

lol


37 posted on 07/30/2014 9:42:06 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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