Tiger!

By: Bogon , 3:30 AM GMT on January 03, 2011

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Time marches on, waits for no man et cetera. Thus did I find myself casting about for a new topic for a blog entry. Luckily, even as I started pounding my poor brain, the next topic found me.

Last weekend, as part of the annual holiday extravaganza, my wife and I were invited to tour a wild animal sanctuary. Unfortunately, last weekend the event got snowed out.

Fortunately for me our hosts for the tour were able to reschedule a week later, i. e. today. The place we went is near Pittsboro, North Carolina. It is called Carolina Tiger Rescue. It is not a zoo. It is a non-profit organization. Its sources of income are constrained by the rules under which it operates. If you send them money, they will surely appreciate it. Take the tour, buy a t-shirt.

I thought it was important to mention that right up front. While this is a great place to see a variety of endangered carnivores, that is not what this place is about. These animals are not on permanent display. If you want to take a day trip to ooh and ahh at a cracker box full of imported animals, your best bet would be the North Carolina Zoological Park.

Carolina Tiger Rescue was founded as the Carnivore Preservation Trust. The original intent was to maintain breeding stocks of endangered charismatic felines. Over the years the organization's mission has changed for a variety of sad reasons. Foremost is a showstopper: there's almost nowhere left to put a tiger, whether it be wild or bred in captivity. Nobody wants to have such dangerous predators running around loose in the neighborhood. Few parts of the tiger's natural habitat remain unpopulated by humans.

Our guide told us that there are now more tigers in captivity in the United States (10,000) than there are left wild in Asia (3,000). A lot of the North American animals are kept as show animals or pets. (Yes, I know — who could possibly think that a tiger would make a good pet? Even an ocelot — forget it. Bad idea.) Not all of them get the best of care. Sometimes these large carnivores are discovered in such wretched conditions that animal control authorities step in, legal proceedings result, and one or more big cats end up needing a new home. Thus there is a demand for facilities which can provide a safe haven for these displaced creatures.

Most of them were never wild. Some of them sustain injury or deformity as a result of their keeping. Often they are physically incapable or don't know how to survive on their own. For the most part they have no pedigree, so they are unsuitable for breeding purposes. Yet they need fresh meat supplied on a regular basis, and they need a commensurate amount of poop scooped. They need space. Tigers are solitary by nature. They don't like to be crowded; they don't like crowds of people, either.

There is at least one place, about thirty-five miles southeast or here, where there is land and a cadre of volunteers ready to tackle this challenge. Carolina Tiger Rescue seeks to provide a permanent home for about a dozen tigers, three lions, a bobcat, a few ocelots, servals, caracals, binturongs and kinkajous. I bet most of you don't know what all of those are. Here's your chance to find out. They are all fascinating and beautiful animals. They are still, for the time being, part of our world.

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42. shoreacres
1:28 AM GMT on January 20, 2011
That's it! I just went over to check out the discography before coming by, and sure enough - you've got it posted.

Of all the technological advances I appreciate, I think being able to purchase single songs is one of the best. No more buying albums for one song!

It was gorgeous today - warm with occasional waves of cold, like eddies. After they came through it would warm up again. Tonight, maybe some fog, then a front, then cold, then warm again. Then, it'll be Friday. LOL Winter in Texas - the roller coaster for weather geeks.
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41. Bogon
10:59 PM GMT on January 19, 2011
Hi, Shore.

Yes, I did hit the links this afternoon along with a buddy. We had a pretty good round despite frisky wind.

Actually I would say that the range of temperatures we had today (mid fifties) probably suits me better for vigorous outdoor exercise than ten degrees warmer would. In cooler weather I can comfortably wear long sleeves and enjoy better protection from the elements. I can play disc golf down to forty-five degrees or so. Much colder than that and my hands get cold. Disc golf is a hands-on activity. I don't think I could play well in gloves.

In my opinion it's harder to play in summer. I carry a towel as part of my kit. This time of year I use it to wipe mud off my discs. In summer I use it to mop sweat off my face. To the heat you can add bugs, briers and poison ivy — and plenty of bare skin for them to attack.

I still have a BS&T CD around here somewhere. There are several killer tracks on it. I think my favorite may be a Laura Nyro song, And When I Die.

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40. shoreacres
2:15 PM GMT on January 19, 2011
Morning, Bogon,

Just a quick wave - we're warmish this morning, too - like high 40s, I think - and the sun's shining, so I'm going to be out the door pretty quickly.

I haven't thought of that BS&T album in years. I had that one, and played the heck out of it. Now I'm going to have to go back and see what else was on it - I enjoyed the song you posted, but I'm sure I bought the album for something else. Just can't remember what it was.

Hope you get your disc golf in - we're supposed to hit 65 and sunny today. Would that work for you? ;)
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39. Bogon
1:02 PM GMT on January 19, 2011
DAM - I guess it's like carrying an umbrella as a talisman against rain. It works pretty well, but I tend to forget my umbrella in places like restaurants and movie theaters, unless it's actually raining when I step outside. The prospect of getting wet usually reminds me that I had an umbrella when I came in.

Hey, it's, like, forty-two degrees this morning. Cloudy now, but the weatherman says the sun will come out later. Awesome. Hope it's dry enough for disc golf. :o)
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38. DontAnnoyMe
4:42 AM GMT on January 19, 2011
Quoting Bogon:
Downhill flow promises low precipitation chances and a rare occurrence so far this year: a January night that stays above freezing.


Ah, so that's why my heat pump has been taking naps ;-)

Got my 54" extendable snow brush today - bring it on!
Now it prob. won't snow any more this year, or next. Which would be fine with me; the brush will last that much longer.
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37. Bogon
5:07 PM GMT on January 18, 2011
There was a light glaze of ice on my car this morning, which was caused by drizzle falling through a surface layer of cold air. Our minimal ice accumulation represents the southernmost extent of the winter storm now moving through the Mid-Atlantic states and into New England.

This kind of chilly surface layer forms when northeasterly wind dams against the mountains. West of the Appalachians temperatures are warmer. The cold layer should erode today as the wind swings around to the west and the sun seeps through a thinning layer of stratus.

Another wave of rain currently crossing the Ohio Valley will arrive over the northern Piedmont tonight. Downhill flow promises low precipitation chances and a rare occurrence so far this year: a January night that stays above freezing.

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36. Bogon
7:40 AM GMT on January 16, 2011
Howdy, y'all!

Looks like we made our predicted high of 48° F today, not quite fifty. There should be more of the same in store tomorrow.

Here comes the sun. The ice is slowly melting.

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35. PSLFLCaneVet
3:08 AM GMT on January 16, 2011


Hello, friends!
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34. DontAnnoyMe
2:50 AM GMT on January 16, 2011
Quoting Bogon:
Sunshine and a thing dimly recognizable as warmth — I'm headed out the door.

L8r.


There's only been 6 days when the temp's been over 50F here since Dec. 1! I insist that stops NOW.
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33. Bogon
5:24 PM GMT on January 15, 2011
Sunshine and a thing dimly recognizable as warmth — I'm headed out the door.

L8r.
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32. Bogon
12:45 PM GMT on January 14, 2011
Quoting DontAnnoyMe:


I want a rotating house ;-)




Seventeen degrees this AM. Brrr.
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31. DontAnnoyMe
6:17 AM GMT on January 13, 2011
Quoting Bogon:

DAM - took my car for a spin today to blow the glaze off. Where it usually sits parked on the north side of our house, it would take until half past April to melt.


LOL, ain't that the truth. My deck's on the north side, still well coated. I want a rotating house ;-)
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30. Bogon
6:06 AM GMT on January 13, 2011
Shore - we've had heavy traffic at the feeders the last few mornings, both birds and squirrels. A few weeks ago Wife deployed an electrically heated bird bath. The contents remain liquid day and night, but I haven't noticed this spa getting a lot of action. I'm thinking it's a bit chilly outside for bathing. Could be I'm anthropomorphizing.

Good news about your computer. Welcome back.

DAM - took my car for a spin today to blow the glaze off. Where it usually sits parked on the north side of our house, it would take until half past April to melt.
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29. DontAnnoyMe
11:10 PM GMT on January 12, 2011
I love ice covered cars. Believe I'd rather have had 5" snow instead of the .5" sleet/.1" ice. Next storm better be rain for a change, to wash away all the road salt and sand.
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28. shoreacres
2:38 PM GMT on January 12, 2011
My outside temp monitor said "freezing" this morning. I can be such an idiot. I was sitting here watching the birds fly up to their water bowls peck, look at me through the window and then fly away.

Well, DUH. It's kind of hard to get a drink then there's a half-inch of ice covered your bowl.I just brought them in, decided and cleaned them and I've got - oh, say a hundred - happy birds out having a drink!

But the sun is shining, and my house looks very nice with its new jungle look in the living room. ;)

ADD
I now be speaking to you from my happy, refurbished desktop. I've also discovered that the process of putting things back together is...uh...a little more complicated than I imagined. Live and learn, as they say. But at least I've managed to get back online and get my internet favorites back in place. First things first, as they say. I may go have a little rest, now. ;)
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27. Bogon
1:50 PM GMT on January 12, 2011
The sun is up! It gleams and glistens and glares and flares across the ice. Each tree is an assemblage of prisms.

BF, I've heard the same sad story about cloudy days from former residents of Michigan. It must be a latitudinal thing. Of course, there are countervailing trends in summer. I'm thinking it would surely be cooler up by the Great Lakes in July.
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26. Barefootontherocks
12:17 AM GMT on January 12, 2011
Did okay here, Bogon. First sun in a few days. Sun makes such a difference. I'm spoiled now. The PacNW weather can bring weeks of gray days. Here not more than a handful in a row.

My outside temp monitor said 34 at one point this afternoon. Official's probably more like 32. I did leave the kitchen faucet dripping through the night and probably will again tonight just to be on the safe side.

Time for supper.
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25. Bogon
11:49 PM GMT on January 11, 2011
Hi, BF. Thanks for interrupting what has turned out to be a three day monologue.

This afternoon I was looking at a national temperature chart. Dallas was marked at 25°, Amarillo at 15, Denver 5 and Salt Lake City -5. I assume you're sitting somewhere near the warmer end of that range. Not much to brag about, but in the heart of winter we can be thankful for small favors.

Here in the Dry Slot the temperature hovered below freezing and the sky remained cloudy throughout the day. Nevertheless there was some melting evident on the black asphalt street. The crunchy winter mix subsided into a translucent glaze on the sidewalk and driveway. Only its pebble grain texture prevents it from being slick as goose grease on snail snot. Small favors, indeed.

Tonight's forecast heralds sunshine for tomorrow. Can't wait.
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24. Barefootontherocks
10:45 PM GMT on January 11, 2011
Hi Bogon,
Oh well, as I always say, A little crunchy grainy is better than Nut 'n' Honey.

Hope the Frg FzgRn did not materialize, unless of course you're into self torture. FzgRn is the worst winter weather.

Yes, Margaret, the globe is warming.

Having a pretty nice day here, considering the hype about below zero chill factors. Cold out but the wind has been kind.
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23. Bogon
3:30 PM GMT on January 11, 2011
Okay, technically the wait is over. The storm appears to have passed, and we have snow.

It's not the greatest snow in the world. It began about three o'clock yesterday afternoon. I had just climbed into my car for a quick shopping foray, when I thought I glimpsed a twinkle of white. The sensation was over so quickly and occurred so far into my peripheral vision that I resolved to await confirmation. After all, one sometimes gets floaters or flashes that originate within the eye itself. One flicker does not constitute a snow storm.

I did not have to wait long. One flake followed on another. In a minute they were peppering down everywhere.

As I say, it was not the greatest snow in the world. Individually and collectively, these flakes left something to be desired. Those first flakes were small, misshapen and bouncy. They partook of the nature of sleet. Later some larger, fluffier flakes fell, but I'm not sure they ever comprised a majority. Presumably the winter mix drizzled all night while I slept. This morning my driveway has accumulated no more than an inch of crunchy grainy whiteness.

The regional forecast from the weather service claims we have another half day of liability for winter mix topped off with "FzgRn", total accumulation not to exceed half an inch. As far as I can determine from internet radar and a visual survey of the elements, this precipitation event is over.

Blame it on the Dry Slot. Normally I think of the local precipitation ripoff tendency as a summertime phenomenon, but this could be a rare wintertime demonstration of the same effect. Is this conclusive evidence of global warming on a local scale?

Muah-ha-ha! I'll let you make that call.
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22. Bogon
12:56 PM GMT on January 10, 2011
Waiting for snow. There's snow all over Intellicast radar, but the view out my window is green and brown, not white. Apparently the air column below the cloud layer is so dry that the snow never makes it to the ground. NWS says it may take until late afternoon for flakes to arrive in my yard.

Local schools are closed anyhow. I know, because my wife was scheduled to help judge a science fair at one of them. She got a call that she might not have to go and asked me to confirm. I googled the school's home page (I suppose that's common now. Inconceivable in my day.), and there it was.

Wife was glad to be off the hook. I told her the poor students are already scheduled for a makeup day on Saturday (length to be determined). There was no sympathy. "I've done my time!" said she.
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21. Bogon
1:14 AM GMT on January 09, 2011
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20. Bogon
11:38 PM GMT on January 08, 2011
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19. Bogon
11:15 PM GMT on January 08, 2011
Doin' That Advection Thing

The cold air has arrived. The wind has been blowing steadily all afternoon. One neighbor has a flagpole, and this afternoon I noticed the flag rippling and snapping straight out from the pole. I figure that's good for at least a five on the Beaufort Scale.

Our overnight forecast calls for winds gusting to 23 mph. The predicted morning low is 16°.
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18. DontAnnoyMe
10:57 PM GMT on January 08, 2011
Quoting Bogon:
DAM - I appreciate the tune. That's a great pick.


Yeah, that's a good one. Have another!





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17. Bogon
4:13 PM GMT on January 08, 2011
DAM - I appreciate the tune. That's a great pick.

Speedfan does detect temperature and fan speeds. It reports other data about my computer, such as operating system, power supply voltages and device memory addresses. The difficulty seems to be with figuring out the chipset. Either it can't, or it doesn't dare employ methods that would be required for success.

One of these days I'll probably futz around with Speedfan some more. Meanwhile I have the utilities that came with the motherboard. Those know all about the chipset, inside information from the manufacturer. Maybe I should revisit the CD shipped with the motherboard. There might be a S.M.A.R.T. utility. I didn't install everything.
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16. Bogon
3:38 PM GMT on January 08, 2011
As I begin to type this comment, the temperature reported from the local airport is (still, or again) 36 degrees. That makes Burlington the third warmest city on my list of favorites here on Weather Underground, behind Austin (no surprise to the ardent WUer) and San Francisco (which is always, like, fifty degrees. Boring, say I, but I suppose you can save millions on your wardrobe by wearing the same clothes year round. No more time wasted in front of the mirror wondering, "What shall I wear today?" (Oops, I better watch out, I could alienate some Californians. Sorry. Perhaps I should hasten to point out that if I had to pick a single narrow temperature range to dwell in forever, the Bay Area regime would be right up there at the top of my list. (That's with typical western civilization clothing. If I were free to dress like a caveman, I would want twenty or thirty degrees warmer.))).

Obviously the NWS boys got hornswoggled.

Well, perhaps not completely. When I initiated this diatribe the sun was shining. Now a glance out the window reveals flurries flying. Not to worry, the temperature has risen to 38°.

What worries me is the forecast for the first of next week, the Monday-Tuesday time period. Yesterday Henry Margusity at AccuWeather adjured inhabitants of Atlanta to put on their ice skates, because "that's the only way you're getting to work Monday morning."
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15. DontAnnoyMe
7:46 AM GMT on January 08, 2011
Quoting Bogon:
Looks like we lucked out this time.


Yeah, that forecast was a big bust. Good, I say. Hope the one coming next week is not major.

Re speedfan: that's pretty strange. Does it even read the temps? I wouldn't be afraid at all to try it on your XP box; it won't make any changes unless you tell it to. I can understand if you don't want to mess with it any more. Besides, you keep two backups - right? ;-)

Have a tune:



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14. Bogon
5:30 AM GMT on January 08, 2011
Looks like we lucked out this time. The cold air never got here. As of 10:54 PM EST it is still 36° -- too warm for snow. There are scattered patches of frozen precipitation roaming around the radar, but nothing close, and the window of opportunity is closing. The NWS says precipitation should end by 2:00 AM.

DAM, the software has a configuration capability. I can register on the web site and download a plan for my motherboard, assuming my hardware is listed in the database. Or I could open up the box, find all the glue chips and probably enter the information myself. Either solution will have to wait. I'm just not that motivated. The machine runs. If the disk crashes and dies, so be it.

I have another computer that is years older (Win XP). That machine figures to have a higher risk of hard drive failure, and there are more accumulated data to lose. Alas, my initial experience with Speedfan suggests that the software would be even less helpful on that machine. I didn't build it. I don't know what kind of motherboard it has. It works. It has been very reliable. It would be fair to say that I have a superstitious aversion to messing with it.
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13. DontAnnoyMe
8:46 PM GMT on January 07, 2011
Quoting Bogon:
DAM - I downloaded Speedfan 4.42. It appeared to install normally. Lots of tabs and options, generally a nicer looking program than the utilities that came with my motherboard.

The S.M.A.R.T tab doesn't do anything. I don't know whether that's because I have to train Speedfan to recognize the hardware, or because my hard drive doesn't support the standard.


Hey Bog. You've probably figured this out, but just to make sure: it will always come up with a blank page; you have to choose the drive from the Hard Disk drop-down menu. If nothing shows there, then yeah, no SMART on the drive, or it can't be read for some reason.
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12. Bogon
7:49 PM GMT on January 07, 2011
DAM - I downloaded Speedfan 4.42. It appeared to install normally. Lots of tabs and options, generally a nicer looking program than the utilities that came with my motherboard.

The S.M.A.R.T tab doesn't do anything. I don't know whether that's because I have to train Speedfan to recognize the hardware, or because my hard drive doesn't support the standard.

OBOP - Thanks. It makes sense that there would be other similar facilities around the country. There is obviously a need to be met, and our two states surely are not the only ones where people are willing to help.

North Carolina law is schizophrenic on the question of animal care. Apparently it is illegal to keep a native animal, such as a squirrel, as a pet. Exotic species like tigers are allowed. Go figure.

Winter is set to return to the Dry Slot tonight. The 'snow' word appears repeatedly in our forecast. Normally I like to support the National Weather Service, but this time I can't help hoping that they are mistaken. I've seen enough white stuff to last me for a while.
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11. oregonbirdofprey
4:57 PM GMT on January 06, 2011
Really nice blog Bogon. We have a place here near Portland called "Big Cat Haven" that sounds very much like the one you were at. Not open to the public, very much under the radar. Most people have never heard of it. You can get a tour but it takes a big donation ("big" was not defined). I found it when I was looking for a place to volunteer that worked with wildlife.
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10. DontAnnoyMe
8:06 AM GMT on January 05, 2011
Quoting Bogon:
Shore - glad to hear you called in an expert for your computer. It's good news, in a way, about the hard drive, too. You won't have to fumigate. Your laptop and backed up data are not at risk of infection.

Your description of the symptoms had me thinking it was a software problem. Often a problem in a subassembly with moving parts will reveal itself by making a funny noise. I suppose a hard drive has numerous failure modes, not all of which involve squeaky bearings.


That's very true. Fortunately, most drives now come with monitoring software called SMART, which is able to predict failure. Speedfan will show you the drive's fitness and performance levels, and you can also do tests or upload the data for an analysis. Quite useful!
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9. Bogon
7:51 AM GMT on January 05, 2011
Shore - glad to hear you called in an expert for your computer. It's good news, in a way, about the hard drive, too. You won't have to fumigate. Your laptop and backed up data are not at risk of infection.

Your description of the symptoms had me thinking it was a software problem. Often a problem in a subassembly with moving parts will reveal itself by making a funny noise. I suppose a hard drive must have numerous failure modes, not all of which involve squeaky bearings.
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8. shoreacres
3:55 PM GMT on January 04, 2011
Morning,Bogon,

I suggested to aSigiam that he stop by here,and I'll suggest you peek in at his blog, too. He has some photos from a big cat rescue facility in his area.

The computer's gone to the nice doctor. The nice doctor said, "You sound computer literate enough to be able to do this yourself." After I stopped laughing, I thanked him for giving me some lasting amusement so early in the year, and explained the concept of "checkbook mechanic" to him. Of course I could change the oil in my car. Am I going to? Nope. Same with tinkering around with the innards of a computer.

Besides, as I pointed out to him, his work is warrantied, and even if it's not a total warranty, it's better than anything I can offer myself!

ADD: We have a confirmed hard drive failure. That explains that. ;-)
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7. Bogon
4:06 PM GMT on January 03, 2011
Our planet passes through perihelion today.

It's also a new moon. I reckon new moon for perihelion is the complement to a lunar eclipse on solstice day.
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6. Bogon
5:22 AM GMT on January 03, 2011
Hey, Skye. Probably not as much as I enjoyed taking them!
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5. Bogon
5:21 AM GMT on January 03, 2011
Good evening, Vet. You wasted no time finding your way here tonight. First post!

Maybe with enough careful husbandry by volunteers here and there, we can create a distributed ark to weather the next big flood.

Hi, BF. Thanks for pointing out your post on the previous blog. A couple of folks crept in there while I was composing this update. Don't want to miss anybody.

With apologies to Bill Blake, tigers do burn brightly. Seeing one is a surefire way to amp up your day. Depending on how they skewer you with their gaze, or just how deeply their guttural growl penetrates your viscera, you either feel very alive...

...or like a ham sandwich. I've tried it both ways.

DAM - Definitely worth a visit on a slow day. Our guide said cool rainy days like today are usually a good time to find the cats amiable and active.

If you're planning a visit, the web site is a good place to start.
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4. Skyepony (Mod)
4:46 AM GMT on January 03, 2011
Enjoyed your big cat pics.
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3. DontAnnoyMe
3:49 AM GMT on January 03, 2011
Good evening! Back in the 90's one of my student workers was volunteering at the CPT. I really need to get down there one day, it's only 23 miles...
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2. Barefootontherocks
3:36 AM GMT on January 03, 2011
LOL. I posted in your old blog seconds before you posted this new one! Haha.

Tiger, tiger burning bright, in the forest of the night. What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry... (Yeats, I think.)
Add: Whoops, nope. William Blake

Thanks for the holiday comment. Happy New Year to you and yours.
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1. PSLFLCaneVet
3:36 AM GMT on January 03, 2011


Good evening, our friend.

We have a place here that is dedicated to saving chimps that were part of testing and research projects. Thus the name: Save the Chimps. It's a wonderful place. The animals are not on display, they are as isolated as possible from human contact.

The keeper's try to rehab. them as best they can. To get them back in their troupe's.
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