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Forum: Ask the ACO 03-13-2009
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No problem, and that article you linked to shows...

No problem, and that article you linked to shows what I was talking about with the scales near the tail in the identifying poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. Teaching the public was always my...
Forum: Ask the ACO 03-13-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,882
Posted By 2057
Here's one (gopher snake) that hangs around the...

Here's one (gopher snake) that hangs around the house here. I leave it be to get the mice and things. ;)


http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/dljc/visitor.jpg
Forum: Ask the ACO 03-13-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,882
Posted By 2057
Although I agree with you GTO, identifying the...

Although I agree with you GTO, identifying the snake first is a huge plus. Like the one in your picture, I couldn't tell you what kind it is actually, but I can tell you for certain it was...
Forum: Ask the ACO 03-13-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,882
Posted By 2057
Snakes, how do you deal with them?

I was reading this thread but didn't want to revive it. :D

http://www.acofunstop.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10872

Snakes have always fascinated me as has most critters. I would like to offer up...
Forum: General Chat 03-11-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,744
Posted By 2057
And you all deserve this as well. Too often you...

And you all deserve this as well. Too often you all are looked at in the wrong light. I know, I was too. People today seem to forget that old saying "if you aren't part of the solution, you're part...
Forum: General Chat 03-09-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,669
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I have a Blue Heeler mix, an adopted Bull Terrier...

I have a Blue Heeler mix, an adopted Bull Terrier (he adopted me, but still lives with his owner though). The Heeler that I use for my avatar was a Queensland Heeler, I had him for about 10 years. He...
Forum: Welcome Wagon 03-07-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,239
Posted By 2057
Back in the day I had an 82 Virago 920, I never...

Back in the day I had an 82 Virago 920, I never laid it down, fortunately. I road it out from Dallas to Sweet Water going through Cleburne on the way out making a big circle if you will, coming back...
Forum: Welcome Wagon 03-06-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,239
Posted By 2057
That looks like that left a mark not only on your...

That looks like that left a mark not only on your helmet! I can kind of see why your wife doesn't want you to get another one. :D

This is the other reason I opted for the scooter, I'm not about to...
Forum: Welcome Wagon 03-05-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,239
Posted By 2057
Same here, under 50cc's nothing but a drivers...

Same here, under 50cc's nothing but a drivers license. That was what made it appealing to me. Purchase price +gas+oil and you're on the road!
Forum: General Chat 03-05-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 7,927
Posted By 2057
GTO, You bring up a good point here in the bold...

GTO,

You bring up a good point here in the bold text. (I do that for emphasis on the point being made but leave the rest for context).

I want to point something out to you all. Our brain's can...
Forum: Welcome Wagon 03-05-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By 2057
Welcome! I'm new here too. So don't feel like...

Welcome! I'm new here too. So don't feel like you're by yourself. :)
Forum: General Chat 03-04-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 7,927
Posted By 2057
Thank you stmelangell, I'm glad to see this is...

Thank you stmelangell,

I'm glad to see this is being followed up on since my days in AC. And who better than an ACO to write a thesis on this topic. What I made bold text in your comments, is the...
Forum: Welcome Wagon 03-04-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,239
Posted By 2057
Hi scooterchic, I have a Boreem 50 (or BMS...

Hi scooterchic,

I have a Boreem 50 (or BMS Pinnacle 50). I really enjoy riding it. Of course back in the day when I had a Yamaha Virago 920, I wouldn't have been caught on a scooter, but as we...
Forum: General Chat 03-04-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 7,927
Posted By 2057
Yeah, that's what I was referring to. Things have...

Yeah, that's what I was referring to. Things have changed a lot then. Everybody used to go to A&M for a week and get a crash course you might say. I think you could take the Basic Cert test at...
Forum: General Chat 03-04-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 7,927
Posted By 2057
Hobbies are good. Keeps your mind active and...

Hobbies are good. Keeps your mind active and takes your mind off things. ;) Church is good too. I teach Bible Study's and even speak at the Pulpit although I'm not a Pastor. Right now we're without...
Forum: Welcome Wagon 03-04-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,239
Posted By 2057
That was it! Lion Country Safari I knew if I...

That was it! Lion Country Safari I knew if I heard it I'd remember. I went back there to Irving in 2001, but so much had changed that I didn't recognize the place practically. And yeah, I don't doubt...
Forum: General Chat 03-03-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 7,927
Posted By 2057
Stress Management

As I mentioned in my Intro I attended the 10th Annual Animal Control Personnel Training Course. One of the things we discussed was Stress and how it effects us out in the field and on this job. I was...
Forum: Welcome Wagon 03-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,239
Posted By 2057
It seems like there was a wildlife park in Grand...

It seems like there was a wildlife park in Grand Prairie but I can't remember, I haven't been there in a while. But then again we saw some pretty exotic pets too.

I saw an 8 month old bengal tiger...
Forum: In the News 03-03-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,105
Posted By 2057
I know how frustrating this is for you guys and...

I know how frustrating this is for you guys and gals in the field who see this stuff all the time. The best way I found when I was on the job was, to do something about a violation, warn them first,...
Forum: Welcome Wagon 03-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,239
Posted By 2057
Thank you all for the warm welcome. :) Actually...

Thank you all for the warm welcome. :)

Actually I was just around the corner from you. I worked in Irving. I don't know if you remember the alligator in Lake Caroline in Las Colinas or not back in...
Forum: Welcome Wagon 03-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,239
Posted By 2057
Thank you, I do hope to be helpful despite being...

Thank you, I do hope to be helpful despite being retired from it. I've maintained what I learned while on the job in dealing with people's pets today (general comment as time went by). It really...
Forum: Welcome Wagon 03-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,239
Posted By 2057
Howdy!

I'm new to the board here, but not new to AC. I was an ACO in Texas from 1983-1989. I'm retired now basically, (It's a long story I'll share later). I hope I can bring in some old school techniques...
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