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« on: September 16, 2014, 01:23:51 AM »

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Beaver+attacks+Halifax+snorkeler+Nova+Scotia+coast/10181409/story.html

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The 23-year-old Halifax man was snorkelling in Spanish Ship Bay, near Sherbrooke, with a couple of friends, when one of them looked down and noticed an animal of generous proportions with reddish-brown fur following them.

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“I quickly realized it could only be a beaver,” once he recognized the animal’s markings, including buck teeth and a distinctly paddle-shaped tail, he said.
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 01:28:16 AM »

Can you find any information or updates on the status of Orthodoxy in South Africa? ... Wondering, thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 01:30:38 AM »

Can you find any information or updates on the status of Orthodoxy in South Africa? ... Wondering, thanks.

Maybe we can find some of these beavers attending Orthodox Churches in South Africa.

Well, perhaps we are in luck. There is a Beaver Creek Coffee Estate in South Africa.
http://staynow.com/destinations/port-edward/PopularAttractions/Beaver-Creek-Coffee-Estate.aspx
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2014, 09:52:32 AM »

Can you find any information or updates on the status of Orthodoxy in South Africa? ... Wondering, thanks.

Official status: non-existent
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2014, 10:09:19 AM »

Can you find any information or updates on the status of Orthodoxy in South Africa? ... Wondering, thanks.

Official status: non-existent
I thought there was a bishopric under Alexandria down there somewhere.

EDIT: Here it is. Not very big, but there are some parishes.

http://www.goarch.co.za/our-churches/
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014, 10:11:22 AM »

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Beaver+attacks+Halifax+snorkeler+Nova+Scotia+coast/10181409/story.html

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The 23-year-old Halifax man was snorkelling in Spanish Ship Bay, near Sherbrooke, with a couple of friends, when one of them looked down and noticed an animal of generous proportions with reddish-brown fur following them.

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“I quickly realized it could only be a beaver,” once he recognized the animal’s markings, including buck teeth and a distinctly paddle-shaped tail, he said.
Are there bird and bees in this story or was the beaver attempting a euphemistic mating ritual with the snorkelers?  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 11:10:56 AM »

This thread is not what I expected.  I am so disappointed.

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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 01:02:28 PM »

This thread is not what I expected.  I am so disappointed.



Dare we ask what you were expecting?
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 02:00:25 PM »

This thread is not what I expected.  I am so disappointed.



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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014, 12:02:17 PM »

This thread is not what I expected.  I am so disappointed.



Dare we ask what you were expecting?

You can't guess?  Shocked angel

Of course I can guess!  But guessing is, at best, an inaccurate pastime even though often quite entertaining.  I'd rather hear it from the man himself.  Then I wouldn't have to guess.
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2014, 12:06:08 PM »

Of course I can guess!  But guessing is, at best, an inaccurate pastime even though often quite entertaining.  I'd rather hear it from the man himself.  Then I wouldn't have to guess.

I don't mind the green meatball.  In fact, I wish they would just leave it up there and save everyone the bother.  However, if I told you what I thought this was all about, I could well be looking at yellow or red  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2014, 01:19:52 PM »

Of course I can guess!  But guessing is, at best, an inaccurate pastime even though often quite entertaining.  I'd rather hear it from the man himself.  Then I wouldn't have to guess.

I don't mind the green meatball.  In fact, I wish they would just leave it up there and save everyone the bother.  However, if I told you what I thought this was all about, I could well be looking at yellow or red  Wink

Well, we don't want that!!  Maybe we should just bring this all to a conclusion now and not persist any further.   Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2014, 02:18:48 PM »

Of course I can guess!  But guessing is, at best, an inaccurate pastime even though often quite entertaining.  I'd rather hear it from the man himself.  Then I wouldn't have to guess.

I don't mind the green meatball.  In fact, I wish they would just leave it up there and save everyone the bother.  However, if I told you what I thought this was all about, I could well be looking at yellow or red  Wink

Well, we don't want that!!  Maybe we should just bring this all to a conclusion now and not persist any further.   Smiley

Or return to the beavers. Authorities are trying to rule out rabies, as the unlucky chap got a series of rabies injections.
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2014, 02:19:52 PM »

This thread is not what I expected.  I am so disappointed.



Dare we ask what you were expecting?

You can't guess?  Shocked angel

I was hoping that you could come up with a poem, and that is why I used the alliteration in the thread title.
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« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 06:29:50 PM »

This is a beautiful example of what can be done to save wildlife as displayed in this picture from Holland where they have bridges for the animals to cross to the other side (where the grass is greener).



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Awesome! I want a special monorail, just for cats.
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« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 06:54:15 PM »

This is a beautiful example of what can be done to save wildlife as displayed in this picture from Holland where they have bridges for the animals to cross to the other side (where the grass is greener).





That is really neat! I bet it must make an interesting sightto see the animals crossing over you when you're passing under the bridge.
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« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 09:10:01 PM »

This thread is not what I expected.  I am so disappointed.



Dare we ask what you were expecting?

You can't guess?  Shocked angel

I was hoping that you could come up with a poem, and that is why I used the alliteration in the thread title.
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And dreaming up a poem as I should,
"why do things get the names they do?"
'cause beavers chop down wood.


You asked . . .
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« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 09:22:14 PM »

This thread is not what I expected.  I am so disappointed.



Dare we ask what you were expecting?

You can't guess?  Shocked angel

I was hoping that you could come up with a poem, and that is why I used the alliteration in the thread title.
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I was contemplating the birds and the bees
And dreaming up a poem as I should,
"why do things get the names they do?"
'cause beavers chop down wood.


You asked . . .

Excellent!  angel laugh
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« Reply #19 on: Today at 12:26:13 AM »

I just added bears to the title:

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