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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5310 on: July 09, 2014, 04:13:38 AM »

The houses were fairly far apart - and I was in the other houses to visit once or twice (collecting signatures for a petition, etc.).  They had clean houses...granted, the Deep South doesn't get the kind of freezes that kill bugs...but the amount of scat sifting out of the soffits was...disturbing.
That's the problem.  I've lived in the deep south, on the gulf coast.  In that area "palmetto bugs" - large flying roaches - live outdoors year round.  This is not the small German cockroach found all over the US, especially in cities.  This is a larger species that lives in the tropics, but it looks the same.  They come in through the doors and down the chimney and through any other opening in the house.  They eat just about anything, just like the other species. 

We were perfectly clean.  And we had an exterminator in every month to spray for palmetto bugs.

I went to college in New Orleans, and even now (more years later than I care to count) I'm still never fully confident of the cleanliness of any dish/pan that's been kept in a cupboard out of sight. For the first few years, it was almost a neurosis.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5311 on: July 09, 2014, 04:21:00 AM »
Speaking of colored poop, this story was relayed to me.

Our store manager is a junk food junkie, I don't think I've seen him eat anything remotely healthy, ever. Twinkies have all kinds of new flavored fillings, which of course he had to try them. The blue raspberry flavored filling turned his poop blue. He was really freaked out about it. When he was telling his story, one of the other managers asked if she could see it. She was half serious, because really, who wouldn't want to see blue poop.

I remember watching an episode of a medical show - something like Untold Stories of the ER - where they had a whole mess of frat boys come in from a party. They were all feeling pretty rotten and had blue pee. I don't know that they ever explained the feeling rotten bit (aside from alcohol consumption and maybe psychosomatic) but apparently the blue pee was due to an otherwise harmless substance that was added to the punch as a prank.

Freaked out quite a lot of people and even caused a minor media frenzy until they figured it out.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5312 on: July 09, 2014, 09:05:41 PM »
Speaking of colored poop, this story was relayed to me.

Our store manager is a junk food junkie, I don't think I've seen him eat anything remotely healthy, ever. Twinkies have all kinds of new flavored fillings, which of course he had to try them. The blue raspberry flavored filling turned his poop blue. He was really freaked out about it. When he was telling his story, one of the other managers asked if she could see it. She was half serious, because really, who wouldn't want to see blue poop.

I remember watching an episode of a medical show - something like Untold Stories of the ER - where they had a whole mess of frat boys come in from a party. They were all feeling pretty rotten and had blue pee. I don't know that they ever explained the feeling rotten bit (aside from alcohol consumption and maybe psychosomatic) but apparently the blue pee was due to an otherwise harmless substance that was added to the punch as a prank.

Freaked out quite a lot of people and even caused a minor media frenzy until they figured it out.

Probably methoxy brilliant blue.  Yes, I was a chemistry major.  No, I never actually pulled that prank.  Yes, absolutely I considered it. >:D
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5313 on: July 10, 2014, 10:15:30 AM »
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Apparently one of my cats (Peggy) thinks she is a dog.  Because after my shower, when I go to clean up the pile, I find Peggy eating it.  Ewwwwww!  And then she was really mad at me when I cleaned up what was left.

When I hear one of them yakking, I wait a bit until it is room temperature to clean up.  Body temperature yak makes me gag.  And quite a few times, I haven't found a pile.  Now I know why...
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5314 on: July 14, 2014, 11:48:22 AM »
This starts out very sad - last night, one of my chickens was killed and eviscerated. I did some Googling and the pattern matches a possum attack.

The gross-and-morbid-but-cool-in-a-bizarre-way part was that the soft-shelled partly-formed egg was visible.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5315 on: July 14, 2014, 11:49:24 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear that. Possums and raccoons are very dangerous and deadly to small animals.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5316 on: July 14, 2014, 11:50:58 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear that. Possums and raccoons are very dangerous and deadly to small animals.

We're replacing the plastic mesh cover of the pen with chain-link. Chew through that, you...you...marsupial!
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5317 on: July 14, 2014, 12:17:36 PM »
We lost our pet rabbits that way.  :'(

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5318 on: July 14, 2014, 06:30:01 PM »
Sorry to hear it, which lady did you lose?
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5319 on: July 14, 2014, 06:36:08 PM »
I can loan you Baxter.  He's rather fond of hunting and eating small critters, but doesn't seem interested in farm animals.  Though, I do have to warn you that "poop/puke encrusted gopher spine" has become my new standard of the grossest thing ever.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5320 on: July 14, 2014, 07:26:36 PM »
Sorry to hear it, which lady did you lose?

Silver, my Silver Dorking.

I don't have a good photo of her, but this is almost exactly what she looked like:



She was a beautiful hen, a good producer, and the tamest of the flock.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5321 on: July 14, 2014, 07:32:34 PM »
Sorry to hear it, which lady did you lose?

Silver, my Silver Dorking.

I don't have a good photo of her, but this is almost exactly what she looked like:



She was a beautiful hen, a good producer, and the tamest of the flock.
That's super sad. Hopefully the wire mess works out.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5322 on: July 14, 2014, 07:37:08 PM »
I can loan you Baxter.  He's rather fond of hunting and eating small critters, but doesn't seem interested in farm animals.  Though, I do have to warn you that "poop/puke encrusted gopher spine" has become my new standard of the grossest thing ever.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5323 on: July 15, 2014, 03:24:28 PM »
A few days ago I roasted a massive amount of sweet corn on the cob.  My husband and I had a dinner consisting solely of corn with butter, because we are greedy.  We forgot that
1. Corn, though tasty, is indigestible and will spew from your butt like you are possessed by a poop demon.
2. Our lab/Sheppard is a corn thief and will steal corn cobs and eat them if you don't bag them and take them out to the large trash can outside immediately.

The whole family had a very productive evening.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5324 on: July 15, 2014, 03:41:04 PM »
I had some female issues and skipped a period last month.  My body is making up for it this month.  I had a clot big enough that when I looked, I had to double check that I didn't produce a giant turd without realizing it.  I was both amazed and grossed out thinking about it.
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