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Snipes & Snipe Hunting
A snipe hunt is a type of practical joke, in existence in North America as early as the 1840s, in which an unsuspecting newcomer is duped into trying to catch a non-existent animal called a snipe. While snipes are an actual family of birds, the snipe hunt is a quest for an imaginary creature whose description varies.

The target of the prank is led to an outdoor spot and given instructions for catching the snipe; these often include waiting in the dark and holding an empty bag or making noises to attract the prey. The others involved in the prank then leave the newcomer alone in the woods to discover the joke. As an American rite of passage, snipe hunting is often associated with summer camps and groups such as the Boy Scouts.

however Snipes themselves are real

A snipe is any of about 25 wading bird species in three genera in the family Scolopacidae. They are characterized by a very long, slender bill and crypsis, or camouflage, plumage. The Gallinago snipes have a nearly worldwide distribution, the Lymnocryptes snipe is restricted to Asia and Europe and the Coenocorypha snipes are found only in the outlying islands of New Zealand. The three species of painted snipe are not closely related to the typical snipes and are placed in their own family, the Rostratulidae.
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at times,
I feel as if I'm always pushing that rock uphill,
and other times I feel like I'm just banging my head.

Then I saw this dudes forehead, ouch!

an impressive Markhor
The markhor, also known as the screw horn goat, is a large species of wild goat that is found in northeastern Afghanistan, northern and central Pakistan, Kashmir in northern India, southern Tajikistan, southern Uzbekistan and in the Himalayas.

The species was classed by the IUCN as Endangered until 2015 when it was upgraded to Near Threatened, as their numbers have increased in recent years by an estimated 20% for the last decade. The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan.

Markhor are well adapted to mountainous terrain, and can be found between 600-3,600 meters in elevation.
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Wait!
I'm still trying to decide
it's a libra thingy

hey Libras, we know otherwise don't we?
<wink>
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Zoe is very happy today. Her overwhelming litter of 14 Hejma Zebro pups is ready for adoption. Proof of compassionate guardian accountability will be required.
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looks like Odessa, the Otter has been in my special garden again -- I best go check
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...some of my music makes me want to cuddle for seven hours & some of my music makes me want to do drugs in a motel room while wearing lingerie and playing Here Comes the Sun on a kazoo โ™ช
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Meet Raisin,
the Rescued Cat Who Is Now an Adorable Vet Nurse
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