texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Highlightreel31, NMAOhunting, jpbanta, shawresse, Espadon
68450 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 107,728
bill oxner 84,447
stxranchman 57,453
SnakeWrangler 57,218
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 42,574
BMD 41,172
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics604,099
Posts11,319,644
Members83,450
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Roadrunner as a pet #7643254 10/27/19 01:16 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 18,088
Creekrunner Offline OP
THF Celebrity
OP Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 18,088
This guy's hanging around ranch headquarters. The grasshoppers were everywhere the other day; he should be very happy.

[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]


Is "Paesano" really the proper Tex-Mex term for them? A woman in Accounting told me it was, years ago, but I never really trusted her. cool


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7643258 10/27/19 01:21 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 9,788
6
68rustbucket Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 9,788
It is! Haven’t seen one around my house for a few years, dang feral cats. Listen closely, then mimick it’s call. It will answer back. They used to roost on top of my house.

Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7643294 10/27/19 01:52 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 18,088
Creekrunner Offline OP
THF Celebrity
OP Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 18,088
Yeah, I "purred" at this one. He, or she, actually seemed to calm down and settle in.


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7643306 10/27/19 01:57 AM
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 303
O
oldrancher Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
O
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 303
Keep him around. They kill rattlesnakes. Toss him some cheese crackers. They can become very trusting and fun to have around.

Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7643311 10/27/19 02:06 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 19,092
2Beez Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 19,092
That is cool. I love seeing them when I am on the road.


[Linked Image]
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7643317 10/27/19 02:13 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,182
O
Old Rabbit Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
O
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,182
We have a few of them in East Texas that I see from time to time. Probably more than I think.
The spelling is actually "Paisano" but you got way closer to the spelling than I would have.

Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7643326 10/27/19 02:22 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,523
TexasKC Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,523
We have 2 that hang around our place. I keep hoping to see baby roadrunners but I haven't seen any yet. I guess the 2 we have are the same sex.


In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7643346 10/27/19 02:40 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,086
J
JCO Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
J
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,086
I love seeing them. I had one cross in front of me on the same country road several times a month. It was like he was hiding in the bushes and waiting for me to come around the corner.


NRA Life Member
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7643501 10/27/19 12:11 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 33,419
S
Stub Online Happy
THF Celebrity
Online Happy
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 33,419
Cool birds and an apex predator. Love the fact they eat a lot of undesirable things, wish they would leave the lizards especially Horny Toads alone.


texas flag

Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7643508 10/27/19 12:21 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,610
D
don k Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
D
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,610
I had one as a pet when I was a kid. Took it out of a nest before it was big enough to leave by itself. Fed it grasshoppers. Got full grown. Was very friendly and would follow me around everywhere. One day I was sitting on the front steps to the house and it was sitting beside me. My Sister came running out of the house and stepped right in the middle of it and killed it. True story. Reason I keep referring to it as it I did not know what sex it was. But its name was Zorro

Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7643549 10/27/19 01:30 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,602
T
TEXASLEFTY Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,602
Cool pics!!

Interesting story don k


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7643593 10/27/19 02:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 27,624
T
txtrophy85 Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 27,624
We had one at the old camp house. It showed up one day and just hung around. Was very social, would walk right up to you, would jump in my truck if I left the door open. We fed it Vienna sausages and hot dog weenies.

I would say we had it for over 2 years before it moved on to greener pastures, or went to roadrunner heaven.


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7644023 10/27/19 11:35 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,124
M
Michael W. Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
M
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,124
Cool birds to have around. Haven't seen one around the house in a few years.



A clear conscience is often the sign of a fuzzy memory.
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Stub] #7644029 10/27/19 11:37 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 10,698
C
colt45 Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
C
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 10,698
Originally Posted by Stub
Cool birds and an apex predator. Love the fact they eat a lot of undesirable things, wish they would leave the lizards especially Horny Toads alone.

yep, I know longer have lizards around my house


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7644179 10/28/19 01:07 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 13,432
N
NDN98 Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
N
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 13,432
up

Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7644602 10/28/19 02:00 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,604
fouzman Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,604
We have one that hangs around the skinning rack. He's a scrap eatin' son-of-a-gun. Will almost take it from your hand.

Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7644621 10/28/19 02:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,889
T
TKandMike Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,889
they're goofy birds

Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7644731 10/28/19 03:27 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,870
L
LG Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
L
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,870
up


Never look a monkey in the eye
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7644746 10/28/19 03:35 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 107,728
dogcatcher Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 107,728
up


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________

[Linked Image]
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7646724 10/30/19 05:39 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 607
D
djs303 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
D
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 607
Good bird to have around. I believe "Paisano" is the Spanish word for them.

Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7647093 10/30/19 03:17 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,524
H
heredeer Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
H
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,524
cool birds

Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7648364 10/31/19 04:51 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 57,453
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 57,453
They can get really gentle around houses or camps. This one showed up at a place I hunt in South Texas. This was on a very wet and cold day in mid Oct. At times he was 5-7' from me. I had to let him get a little farther away to takes these pics. If the barn doors were open he would walk around inside the barn. He was always around the deer cleaning area.
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]
Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7648447 10/31/19 06:04 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 9,028
K
KWood_TSU Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
K
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 9,028
They're fun to watch eat a small mammal. They'll slam it on the ground to break its bones so they can eat it easier.


Amat Victoria Curam - Victory Loves Preparation

Bison Coolers



Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7649063 11/01/19 12:51 PM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 1,070
P
pop r Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
P
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 1,070
Cool birds for sure! coolpics

Re: Roadrunner as a pet [Re: Creekrunner] #7649095 11/01/19 01:34 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,592
F
flintknapper Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
F
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,592


Spartans ask not...how many, but where!
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3