SINCE WE ALWAYS HAVE NEW MEMBERS - HERE ARE THE RULES - YOU CAN ONLY GUESS 1X BEFORE NYACK COMES BACK WITH THE ANSWERS AS TO WHICH LETTERS ARE CORRECT.
HOWEVER IF YOU REALLY THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWER - YOU CAN GUESS - BUT PLEASE DON'T GUESS UNLESS YOU ARE PRETTY SURE - IT MESSES THINGS UP IF YOU GUESS PART OF IT AND NOT ALL OF IT - THEN I NEVER KNEW WHAT LETTERS TO TAKE OFF ETC. HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE!
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Good Morning Val and Nyack Can I Have an A please ?
T please Nyack.
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Hi Brenda an E please Nyack
C please Nyack.
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hmmmm!!! a B please Nyack
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a P please, Nyack.
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Helllooooo!! Could I please have....an R??
Hi Nyack, how about an H, please, thank you.
Good Evening Everyone! You are all correct!!!
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It's a Bighorn Sheep!!!
Vote NO on Sportsmen's Heritage Act
- Target: United States Senators
- Sponsored by: Animal Advocates
The Sportsmen's Heritage Act (H.R. 4089), a pro-hunting bill, is heading to the Senate for a vote. It combines 3 anti-wildlife proposals into a single dangerous bill.
1. It amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to allow for the importation of polar bear "trophies" from Canada.
2. It removes the ability of the EPA to regulate lead ammunition--the cause of death for up to 20 million birds and other animals every year.
3. It requires federal agencies to open nearly all public lands to hunting--including national parks--
The language of the bill opens the majority of public land to hunting, and does not exclude protected wildlife refuges, national parks and monuments from recreational shooting and hunting.
The legislation could have a negative impact on wildlife, and on designated Wilderness Areas that prohibit motor vehicles in roadless areas. Opening roadless areas will leave protected places vunerable to the logging, mining and drilling industries and other developement.
Please contact your Senators and ask them to vote no on H.R. 4089 and sign the National Parks Conservation Association’s petition opposing hunting and recreational shooting in our national parks.
This post was modified from its original form on 22 May, 21:25
YAY, Kim!! Congrats!!
The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep in North America named for its large horns. These horns can weigh up to 30 pounds (14 kg), while the sheep themselves weigh up to 300 pounds (140 kg). Recent genetic testing indicates that there are three distinct subspecies of Ovis canadensis, one of which is endangered: Ovis canadensis sierrae. Sheep originally crossed to North America over the Bering land bridge from Siberia: the population in North America peaked in the millions, and the bighorn sheep entered into the mythology of Native Americans. However, by 1900 the population had crashed to several thousand. Conservation efforts (in part by the Boy Scouts) have restored the population.
Ovis canadensis is one of three species of mountain sheep in North America and Siberia; the other two species being Ovis dalli, which includes Dall Sheep and Stone's Sheep, and the Siberian snow sheep Ovis nivicola. Wild sheep crossed the Bering land bridge from Siberia during the Pleistocene (~750,000 years ago) and subsequently spread through western North America as far south as Baja California and northwestern mainland Mexico. Divergence from their closest Asian ancestor (snow sheep) occurred about 600,000 years ago. In North America, wild sheep have diverged into two extant species—Dall sheep, which occupy Alaska and northwestern Canada, and bighorn sheep, which range from southern Canada to Mexico. However, the status of these species is questionable given that hybridization has occurred between them in their recent evolutionary history.
Bighorn sheep are named for the large, curved horns borne by the rams (males). Ewes (females) also have horns, but they are shorter with less curvature. They range in color from light brown to grayish or dark, chocolate brown, with a white rump and lining on the back of all four legs. Males typically weigh 127–316 pounds (58–143 kg), are 36–41 inches (91–100 cm) tall at the shoulder, and 69–79 inches (180–200 cm) long from the nose to the tail. Females are typically 75–188 pounds (34–85 kg), 30–36 inches (76–91 cm) tall and 54–67 inches (140–170 cm) long. Male bighorn sheep have large horn cores, enlarged cornual and frontal sinuses and internal bony septa. These adaptations serve to protect the brain by absorbing the impact of clashes.Bighorn sheep have preorbital glands on the anterior corner of each eye, inguinal glands in the groin and pedal glands on each foot. Secretions from these glands may support dominance behaviors.
Bighorns from the Rocky Mountains are relatively large, with males that occasionally exceed 500 lb (230 kg) and females that exceed 200 lb (90 kg). In contrast, Sierra Nevada Bighorn males weigh up to only 200 lb (90 kg) and females to 140 lb (60 kg). Males' horns can weigh up to 30 lb (14 kg), as much as the rest of the bones in the male's body.
CONSERVATION and THE BOY SCOUTS
In 1936, the Arizona Boy Scouts mounted a state-wide campaign to save the bighorn sheep. The Scouts first became interested in the sheep through the efforts of Major Frederick Russell Burnham, the noted conservationist who has been called the Father of Scouting. Burnham observed that fewer than 150 of these sheep still lived in the Arizona mountains. He called George F. Miller, then scout executive of the boy scout council headquartered in Phoenix, with a plan to save the sheep. Burnham put it this way:
I want you to save this majestic animal, not only because it is in danger of extinction, but of more importance, some day it might provide domestic sheep with a strain to save them from disaster at the hands of a yet unknown virus.
Several other prominent Arizonans join the movement and a save the bighorns poster contest was started in schools throughout the state. Burnham provided prizes and appeared in store windows across Arizona. The contest-winning bighorn emblem was made into neckerchief slides for the 10,000 boy scouts, and talks and dramatizations were given at school assemblies and on radio. The National Wildlife Federation, the Izaak Walton League, and the National Audubon Society also joined the effort.
These efforts led to the establishment of two Bighorn game ranges in Arizona: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. On January 18, 1939, over 1,500,000 acres (6,100 km2) were set aside and a civilian conservation corps side camp was set up to develop high mountain waterholes for the sheep. The desert bighorn sheep is now the official mascot for the Arizona Boy Scouts.
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Thanks everybody!! Petition signed for sure! Thanks for the info, Nyack!!
awesome info, Nyack. thank you!! both petitions signed. these guys ARE so cool, had the privilege of living out West for awhile and seeing them there. they are so nimble on those rocks, so amazing.
Signed. Thanks Nyack.
Congratulations Kim Good Job ! Hi Nyack, I am sure I voted NO on the sportsmans Act, went to check on your Link and could'nt get through ...I did sign the other petition and a couple others that have nothing to do with animals Of course all the information was noted. Thanx
Well done Kim. Petition signed. Thanks Nyack