Monthly Archives: October 2013

Touch Screen Snow Melting Controller deicing heating and temperature Sensor

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Touch Screen Snow Melting Controller deicing heating and temperature Sensor

This Snow Melting Controller is the most optimal solution for keeping any area free of ice and snow, provides electronic on /off
control for ground snow melting or ice prevention systems or gutter/down spout snow melting systems. This controller is suitable
for use with electric cable and Hydronic heating systems.
When the outside temperature is below the set temperature and the snow sensor detects snow, the heating system will be turned
on for one hour or more according to the user settings.
The result is optimal performance with maximum energy savings and minimum operating costs.
It’s ideal for driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, stairs, ramps, bridges and many other applications;
Put the shovel away and let the snow simply melt away.
The snow melting controller helps you to bring back the beauty of winter without all the hassle of shoveling your walkways.

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I’m curious how he was tanned

I’m curious how he was tanned

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October 31, 2013 · 5:04 am

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October 31, 2013 · 3:59 am

China funny PhotoShop!

China funny PhotoShop!

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October 31, 2013 · 3:57 am

Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is not wanted in Oregon

 

Dinosaur of the turtle world,’ discovered by an angler, is the first of these invasive critters to be found in the state, and hopefully the last

 

alligator snapping turtle

A fisherman at Prineville Reservoir in Oregon was startled last Friday to spot a large, prehistoric-looking creature cruising along the surface.

Wildlife experts were notified and the next day the creature, an exotic alligator snapping turtle, was captured and euthanized. (Rick Boatner of the Oregon Department of Wildlife explained that it could not be relocated because of disease issues that could threaten other populations. He added that “their large size, aggressive behavior and very long life span makes them difficult to place.”)

This week there’s concern about the possibility that others of its kind are in Prineville—or elsewhere in Oregon. This is the first known find of what’s sometimes referred to as “the dinosaur of the turtle world” in Oregon, and hopefully the last.

alligator snapping turtle

Why?

Because alligator snapping turtles, with their scaly tails, spiked shells, and powerful beaked jaws, do not belong anywhere but their native southeastern United States habitat (where they’re a threatened species). There, in swamps and river and canals, they help balance the ecosystem.

Beyond that territory, though, they’re regarded as pests with the potential to adversely impact native fishes and small amphibian species (they’ll even devour ducklings), and spread disease. Their extremely powerful bite also makes them dangerous to humans.

Moreover, the alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in the United States. It can weigh at least 220 pounds and an unverified report from Kansas, in 1937, placed the weight of one specimen at 403 pounds.

How the much smaller alligator snapping turtle made it into Prineville Reservoir is anyone’s guess, but it’s believed that it was released by someone who had owned the critter as a pet, and released it when it became too large to care for.

Its shell will be used as part of an educational display of invasive, or non-native species, according to the Idaho Statesman Journal.

“We already have problems in the Willamette Valley with common snapping turtles,” said Rick Boatner, a biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. “I’d hate to see these turtles get established in Oregon.”