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OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« on: March 24, 2016, 03:41:47 AM »
I've been to Russia 8 times, traveled about by train, bus and automobile (and plane). I've probably spent about 3 to 4 months total in Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Saratov. I have also been here in Georgia for almost 4 months now. Yet all that time I have as yet seen a squirrel, chipmunk, rabbit, ground squirrel or any other mammal other than man, woman, dog or cat. The zoo and circus animals don't count. So where is all the little animals? Also can you see any entrepreneurial possibilities in stocking Eastern Europe with little animals? I know Russian-Ukrainians who seem to have some fascination with America's little animals.

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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 04:39:38 AM »
So where is all the little animals?
Probably shashlik ;D
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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 06:41:36 AM »
Dunno if you noticed but the places you mentioned all get quite cold in winter. Over here it is the same. Not too many little animals scurrying about, the winter knocks 'em off. Compared to back home it is quite a noticeable thing - there we have animals wandering through the garden all the time, here - not so much, and I live next to a big park.

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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 07:29:27 AM »
Minnesota and Wisconsin where I'm from, their winters are pretty close to that of Moscow's and it is filled with little critters. Here in Georgia the weather is like North Texas (I've live there too) very mild and not a varmint to been seen. I wonder if they all got ate off from the famines in the past?

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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 07:48:08 AM »
There are also no or very few spiders in Russia  :thumbsup:

Thank god I hate the critters!! I remember stamping on them when I was little and hearing the legs crunch :ROFL:
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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 08:15:08 AM »
I never used to kill insects  :laugh:

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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 08:28:26 AM »
What famines?

Anyway, unless the famine(?) happened only a couple of years ago they'd have bred back. The little fellas breed, like, well, rabbits.

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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 02:48:25 PM »
Kangaroos, rabbit, foxes, snakes in grassland opposite my house....suburb in Melbourne.

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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2016, 06:26:29 PM »
There seems to be many rats around, especially Southern Russia, where the winter has been very mild this year.. :nod:
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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2016, 06:28:31 PM »
I never used to kill insects  :laugh:

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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2016, 06:40:14 PM »
Steve, were you thinking of the region around Sochi?

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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2016, 08:44:06 PM »
Maxx if there are lots of cats in the area you live in that could be the reason. Cats that are allowed outside and feral cats are notorious for depopulating the areas they inhabit of small animals.
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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2016, 12:55:45 AM »
Steve, were you thinking of the region around Sochi?

Lot's of little critters in Sochi... it is mild, with a micro-climate.... befitting a latitude similar to Nice, France..don't see urban foxes, though

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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2016, 07:42:00 AM »
Steve, were you thinking of the region around Sochi?

Ooo will have to be careful there , probably those big house spiders around in the warmer climate..

Those spiders ain't stupid!! Have you seen the look they give you just before you crush them? And have you noticed when they crawl out of a hole as soon as there is any noise or movement they freeze up and just stare at you :hidechair:
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Re: OK, so what happened to all the little animals?
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2016, 07:53:21 AM »
Steve, were you thinking of the region around Sochi?

Ooo will have to be careful there , probably those big house spiders around in the warmer climate..

Those spiders ain't stupid!! Have you seen the look they give you just before you crush them? And have you noticed when they crawl out of a hole as soon as there is any noise or movement they freeze up and just stare at you :hidechair:

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