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  1. BK, bacon cheeseburger & vanilla milkshake. They were out of chocolate 😢
  2. Bon

    More Confusion

    I wore my mask today.
  3. I like reading interesting news articles from other areas or states. If I think they are news worthy, I post them on here. If y’all don’t want to read them, just let me know & I won’t waste my time anymore. 🧐
  4. Good!! People don’t have to worry if they are going to have a run in with him or not.
  5. Turtle crossing time on Pennsylvania roadways Posted May 26, 2020 A snapping turtle makes its way safely across a roadway. By Marcus Schneck | mschneck@pennlive.com If you think you’ve been seeing a lot of turtles – box turtles, snapping turtles, wood turtles and others – on the road and maybe in your backyard in the last few weeks, you’re probably right. It’s nesting season for many of Pennsylvania’s turtle species and they are on the move, looking for likely nesting spots to lay their eggs. That means they are appearing in unexpected locations. Snapping turtles, which are common across Pennsylvania, appear to be the real shocker, at least based on reports on social media. June is peak egg-laying time for the snapping turtle. A female will lay 25-50 round, 1-inch-diameter eggs in cavity that is 4-7 inches deep. The nest site may be a considerable distance from water. The eggs will hatch in 9-16 weeks, when miniature, inch-long replicas of adult snapping turtles will emerge. Although the eastern box turtle population has been in decline for a couple decades, it remains one of the species most likely to be spotted on roads, in backyards and elsewhere. It exhibits strong site-loyalty and will persist in making its way to its nesting site regardless of how many times well-meaning humans help the turtle back to the wrong side of the road. (If possible, always remove the turtle from the road to the side where it was headed.) In May-July each female will dig a deep cavity in a spot of soft earth, often a cultivated field, where she will deposit 3-8, elliptical, thin-shelled eggs. The eggs hatch in 3-4 months, and the hatchlings may spend their first winter in the nest. Turtles of Pennsylvania: Maybe 14 species, at least 1 softshell Pennsylvania’s second most terrestrial turtle, the wood turtle is a real wanderer, ranging far afield to find its favorite habitat, which includes cool streams. It is especially fond of streams running through hardwood forests. Pennsylvania is near the southern extent of the range of the wood turtle, which occurs throughout New England and around the Great Lakes. However, the species is in decline and is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Female eastern mud turtles in June seek piles of plant debris or spots of sandy or loamy soil near the shallow, slow-moving waters they call home to excavate 3- to 5-inch cavities, where they each will lay 1-6, elliptical, hand-shelled, pinkish or bluish white eggs. The eastern mud turtle has been seen only the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania and is listed as an endangered species in the state. The IUCN considers it a species of least concern in most of its range throughout the eastern U.S. Midland painted turtles lay their eggs in May-July on land near the slow-moving streams and shallow lakes they inhabit. Each female digs a flask-like nest about 4 inches deep to deposit 2-20 elliptically shaped eggs. In some years she may lay a second clutch. The eggs will hatch in 10-11 weeks. The species is common across Pennsylvania and most of North America, but you are unlikely to find one far from its watery home. Ancient box turtle is back again in Dauphin County A threatened species, the redbellied turtle nests in June or July, preferring a sandy loam, often cultivated land, near its aquatic habitat to dig its 4-inch-deep nest and deposit its 8-20 elliptically shaped eggs. The eggs will hatch 10-15 weeks later. The hatchlings often spend their first winter in the nest. It is listed as threatened in the state, where it occurs mostly in the counties along the Delaware River and the southern boundary of the state. The species also exists in an isolated colony in Massachusetts and the coastal areas of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. It is listed as endangered by the IUCN. As protective as the shells on most turtles may be against their natural predators, the armor doesn’t stand up nearly as well to the wheels of cars and trucks. Highways may be the leading direct cause of turtle deaths today. Many motorists now stop to help the turtles complete their journeys across the macadam. But done incorrectly the assistance can do nearly as much harm as the highway. Here are some tips to really help a crossing turtle. Always move the turtle in the direction it is already moving. More often than not, the turtle has an instinctive compass guiding its movements. Don’t relocate the turtle to a “safer” location. It likely will have a hard time finding its niche outside of its familiar ecosystem and may even attempt to move back to a spot near where you found it. Don’t lift any turtle by the tail. That can permanently dislocate the animal’s vertebrae. When picking up a small turtle – not a snapping turtle – grasp it on either side of its shell behind the front legs. As you move it, keep the turtle close to the ground to avoid hurting the animal if it pushes out of your hands. To move a snapping turtle, push it from behind with a blunt object. Don’t use any sharp or pointed objects that can slip and harm the turtle
  6. Killer rabbit disease not yet in Pennsylvania, this time Today 5:00 AM Cottontail rabbit. By Marcus Schneck | mschneck@pennlive.com A viral disease killing rabbits in the southwestern U.S. since March has not been found anywhere near Pennsylvania, but a related virus did kill rabbits here in 2018. Rabbit hemorrhagic disease, caused by RHD virus type 2, has been confirmed as the cause of death for rabbits and jackrabbits, wild and domestic, in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, and in Mexico. A different RHD strain killed a couple pet rabbits in early December 2018 in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. Both diseases are highly contagious and often lethal to both wild and domestic rabbits. In the spreading disease in the southwestern states, infected rabbits and jackrabbits may exhibit no symptoms until their sudden death, or they may suffer from fever, swelling, internal bleeding and liver necrosis. According to the California Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, the range of susceptible species in North America is currently unknown, but all rabbit, jackrabbit, hare and pika species are likely susceptible. CDFW Senior Wildlife Veterinarian Deana Clifford noted the introduction of RHDV2 to California could significantly impact wild rabbit populations, particularly those already at risk, such as the endangered riparian brush rabbit and those with limited distribution in the state, such as the pygmy rabbit. “Unfortunately, we may also see impacts to species that depend on rabbits for food, as rabbits are a common prey species for many predators,” he said. Although the disease is not known to jump from rabbits to humans, livestock or non-rabbit pets, the department advised outdoor recreationists to take precautions when hiking, camping or backpacking and not handle or disturb carcasses to minimize the potential spread of RHDV2. Additionally, hunters were advised to take precautions like wearing gloves when field dressing rabbits, washing hands and burying remains onsite so that scavengers cannot spread the virus. The virus is hardy and can remain viable on meat, fur, clothing and equipment for a long time, making it easily transmissible to other areas. The outbreak in the southwestern states, which appears to have started in New Mexico, is the first time that RHDV2 has killed rabbits in North America. It first emerged in China in 1984, was detected in France in 2010 and has since killed rabbits across Europe
  7. STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) – Tuesday evening, officials from the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau put out a release describing their plans for this year’s 4th of July firework show. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the volunteer-led organization for Central Pennsylvania 4th Fest is committed to upholding its 20-year history with fireworks for families in Central PA to enjoy. However, this year the display will be split up throughout four locations with synchronized shows. “As we follow health guidelines; we want the community to celebrate our Independence Day in a safe and spectacular way,” stated Frank Savino, Executive Director, Central PA 4th Fest By putting on multiple firework displays, folks throughout the area will have a better chance of seeing the fireworks display from their own back yards. The release continued, According to the release, the displays are expected to last 12 to 15 minutes. This special 4th of July event will take place on Saturday July 4th at 9:30 PM. The rain dates are July 3rd and 5th Happy Valley Adventure Bureau plans to release further details on other activities in the near future.
  8. What is up with all the sword &/or machete police reports? Sure they are quiet compared to guns, but do just as much or more damage. I think this generation watches to much Zombie crap & buys swords & machetes because they think they are cool, or whatever word they use in place of “cool”. They don’t understand how powerful these weapons are & end up hurting themselves or someone else. Sometimes things go really wrong & end up killing a friend or another person. These are not toys!! They need to be locked up just like your guns. JMO
  9. Woman who confessed to killing her 9-year-old son pushed him into a canal in Florida, affidavit says 2:27 AM EDT May 24, 2020 A mother who initially told police that her son was abducted in Florida admitted during an interrogation that she led him to a canal — where the 9-year-old was later found dead, an arrest affidavit says. Patricia Ripley, 45, initially told Miami-Dade Police that two men side-swiped her car while she was driving with her son, Alejandro Ripley, around 9 p.m. Thursday, officials said. She said the men demanded drugs and abducted her son, who has autism and is nonverbal, authorities said. Contradicting witness statements and video footage later surfaced, and she admitted to her son's death. "She stated he's going to be in a better place," the Miami-Dade County Police said in the affidavit. Ripley was arrested and charged with with first-degree murder and first-degree premeditated attempted murder, according to the affidavit. "At this point the contents of the arrest affidavit are merely allegations and not proof of Mrs. Ripley's guilt ... any conclusion about the case is grossly premature," defense attorney Nelson Rodriguez Varela told CNN in a statement. "Our position is that Mrs. Ripley is a good woman and mother who always looked after the best interest of her son Alejandro. This is not the time to rush to judgment in this matter. At this very preliminary stage, Mrs. Ripley is presumed innocent as any person charged with a crime would be." Ripley initially told police the driver of the vehicle had a knife, got out and demanded drugs. When she didn't provide drugs, the man opened the car door and took her cellphone and tablet, she said, according to the affidavit. Then he kidnapped Alejandro, it added. The boy's body was found hours later still wearing a Captain America T-shirt, said Katherine Fernandez Rundle, the Miami-Dade State Attorney. Once she was taken to the missing person's office, police said, Ripley began providing conflicting statements about what took place. Ripley was then taken to the homicide bureau where she was read her Miranda rights. "These statements ... contradicted the statements of witnesses and the video footage obtained from the area," police said in the affidavit. "Upon being confronted with this information, the defendant recanted her initial story including that she had been robbed." Video footage shows Ripley pushing the victim into a canal around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Nearby residents heard screaming, found Alejandro in the canal and rescued him, Rundle said. Ripley took Alejandro to a different canal an hour later where the boy drowned, the affidavit said. She was arrested and booked in the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Saturday, according to Miami-Dade County Corrections records
  10. Ya know, when I read the report when mr.d posted it, I was thinking they will find him fast if her story is true. I bet they have cameras at every major intersection down there & on most stores also. The line in the story that got me was when she said they boxed her in & demanded drugs & took her son. You think someone would of seen that. I’m thinking she didn’t want to take care of her son anymore or took a life insurance policy out on him. Possibly had something to do with his father .... custody issue maybe? *I haven’t had the news on all day, so any updates to the story I don’t know about.
  11. Well, I guess my 1st opinion was right. She might be 18, but she has a lot of growing up to do.
  12. Bon

    Congrats Billy C.

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