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#6386226 - 07/28/16 05:39 PM Road Runners and Quail
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These birds don't seem to mind the road runner...


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#6386240 - 07/28/16 05:53 PM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: txbobcat]
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that's cool, birds probably think so to.
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#6386273 - 07/28/16 06:17 PM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: txbobcat]
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Great picture. I think its the quail chicks that are a risk.
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#6386278 - 07/28/16 06:22 PM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Great picture. I think its the quail chicks that are a risk.


For sure

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#6386347 - 07/28/16 07:28 PM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: txbobcat]
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we shoot every one we see on our quail lease.
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#6386397 - 07/28/16 08:03 PM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: dune2218]
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Originally Posted By: dune2218
we shoot every one we see on our quail lease.


Everyone should implement this policy.

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#6386507 - 07/28/16 09:11 PM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: txbobcat]
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Although I agree, I wouldn't post it on the interweb. Chicks and eggs are the ones at risk.
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#6386915 - 07/29/16 09:02 AM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: dune2218]
Mundo Offline
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Originally Posted By: dune2218
we shoot every one we see on our quail lease.

Actually road runners eat a lot of stuff that preys on quail, mainly snakes, small rodents.
Their impact on the quail population is minimal. My guess is overall they are a plus rather than a minus as far as quail populations are concerned. I'd rather have a few piasanos around that a lot more snakes and rats.

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#6386999 - 07/29/16 10:05 AM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: txbobcat]
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#6387001 - 07/29/16 10:06 AM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: txbobcat]
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Cool pic!

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#6387093 - 07/29/16 11:28 AM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: txbobcat]
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I saw a road runner run up to a covey and pick off a chick. Live can be cruel
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#6387114 - 07/29/16 11:43 AM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: YellowDog]
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Saved this guy from a road runner yesterday at big lake. I like quail and horned lizards more than I like RR's.

He was picking at the toad and the toad was standing real tall and rocking back and forth in a real menacing way. Never seen one act that way before, but I've never seen one attacked before either.

Just took the toad a few hundred yards down the road and turned him loose.

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#6387174 - 07/29/16 12:35 PM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: txbobcat]
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We have lots of road runners and lots of quail.

Ive been told I'm wrong many times, but the common factor I see most often when I see quail is no fire ants.
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#6387540 - 07/29/16 04:56 PM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
We have lots of road runners and lots of quail.

Ive been told I'm wrong many times, but the common factor I see most often when I see quail is no fire ants.


You obviously have not been to south texas or costal plains


Edited by tigger (07/29/16 04:57 PM)
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#6387940 - 07/29/16 10:37 PM Re: Road Runners and Quail [Re: txbobcat]
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plenty of quail on my place in coleman and plenty of fire ants
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