You find clams in clean, unpolluted freshwater. Do you attempt to eat any?

Yes - why the hell not, I'll try anything   3 votes - 50 %
Yes - I am feeling very depressed, and if the sickness takes me, it's Allah's Will   0 votes - 0 %
No - not taking chances with that shit   0 votes - 0 %
No - I'm vegetarian   1 vote - 16 %
No - can't be bothered/not a seafood lover   0 votes - 0 %
Maybe - depends on whether or not I am the lone, lost airplane crash survivor who is starving   2 votes - 33 %
 
6 Total Votes
Super cute!!! by littlestar (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 09:38:52 AM EST
I love the rat holding on to the shell while Popsicle arranges them. Hahahahaha.... she's so cute!!
*twinkle*twinkle*


I had forgotten to send you all the pics . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 09:57:11 AM EST
. . . doing it now!

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Popsicle is absolutely adorable!! by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:38:48 AM EST


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...and I was happy to hold it for her... by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #23 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 05:10:57 AM EST
But seriously people, the cuteness involved is here is overwhelming.

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i can't believe you cooked and ate the clams by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:38:17 AM EST
as it was probably very against the rules, if not the law (in Texas parks, it would be flat-out illegal).

Not to be too trite, but . . . by slozo (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:55:31 AM EST
. . . why can't you believe it?

Yeah, it most certainly was, I'm sure, against park rules - they forbid hunting of any creatures inside their confines, so I am guessing that includes the harvesting of bivalves as well. But they were plentiful, I had never tried them before that (or found them in quantities for eating), so I thought, why the hell not? No harm no foul in my mind.

Why not live a little?

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did you leave trash at your campsite as well? by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 03:02:38 PM EST
parks like that are for all to enjoy.  you can damage the eco-system.  and you're thinking "it was just a few clams!" but if everybody who went there did it, you'd have no clams.

considering your feelings on other environmental subjects, i'm just surprised.

it's about outdoor ethics

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Even more so with fallen wood. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 03:46:55 PM EST
No fallen wood on the campsite means no insects living on it, means no birds and squirrels eating them, means no eagles eating them,...

The signs in the attended campsite I just went to in BC were quite explicit.

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No one said fallen wood . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #18 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 03:59:46 AM EST
. . . so why are you assuming? Just to jump on the bandwagon of self-righteousness?

The wood had been cut by a man-made implement, I assume a chainsaw. I am sure the ranger who did it was clearing the open area of the campsite a bit, perhaps even saving it to pick up later as firewood to sell. It was piled on the side of the gravel 'driveway'. I took a small portion of it at first and broke up the smaller branches to get some dry, firestarting wood.

Save the lectures for the folk who don't camp very often, thanks.

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Well, by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #20 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 04:05:47 AM EST
You're the one saying the ranger's in the wrong. Does he camp more often than you?

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No, I didn't say that . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #21 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 04:15:08 AM EST
. . . please re-read.

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I see now, the word deadwood was used . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #19 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 04:05:34 AM EST
. . . but that was the term that the ranger used with me, and I had to correct him (which I didn't explain).

So, I suppose I did infer that it was deadwood, so disregard my mild venom - I was not feeling the love this morning as I checked through comment responses.

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No, I took my trash with me . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 03:52:31 AM EST
. . . as I always do. But thanks for the lecture, it's hilarious self-righteous commentary.

It's worth noting that you try to attack almost any small little thing you can pick out in my diaries, and always peer down on me from some sort of noble throne of wisdom. I eat 25 freshwater clams, and you start looking up which law I broke . . .

I can only assume that you are jealous of my enjoyment of life.

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i asked by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #22 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 04:52:13 AM EST
because as somebody who talks the responsible game that you do it seemed odd that you would act in such a fashion.

i would like to also point out that the laws i quoted were not aimed at you at all - a fellow Texan asked about Texas laws, and i answered him.

i will not bother you again.

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You are the one who is the ball licker! by garlic (2.00 / 0) #25 Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 07:35:23 PM EST


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You poo poo head! by slozo (2.00 / 0) #26 Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 04:35:36 AM EST


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orly? by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 02:55:19 PM EST
Fishing is allowed in TX state parks...is clam digging specifically banned?

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fishing by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 02:58:29 PM EST
fish populations are monitored by TPWD, and stocked as necessary.  clams (and other animals) are not.

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PS by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 03:08:46 PM EST
"Except as authorized by the commission under Sec. 62.062, et. seq., no person may hunt a wild animal, wild bird, or wild fowl in a state park, fort, or historical park under the jurisdiction of the department."

Furthermore:
"Consumption of Clams and Mussels taken from public fresh waters is prohibited by the TDSHS."

Check here and here

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Well by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 05:35:47 PM EST
that's pretty unambiguous.  Good to know, thanks.

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Damn by Gedvondur (4.00 / 2) #5 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:51:09 AM EST
Popsicle is like littlestar in miniature.  I haven't seen a pic since HuSiStock

Gedvondur
"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito

LOL by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #16 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 01:11:55 AM EST
I see a wee bit of Daddy's impishness in that grin.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Crazy uncle scores again! by greyrat (4.00 / 2) #7 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 12:26:35 PM EST
Looks like a well played trip sir!

But you'll need to start packing the shotgun for Popsicle's suitors soon.

Yarg by R343L (4.00 / 2) #8 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 02:01:34 PM EST
I don't think you're allowed to post pictures at that level of cuteness. The tubes can't handle it.

Also, that spider will haunt my zombie dreams (because there's nothing like running from zombies only to be startled by a harmless spider).

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

Why do you keep calling them bivalves? by Clipper Ship (1.33 / 3) #14 Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 04:09:43 PM EST

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You are a great uncle. by muchagecko (4.00 / 2) #24 Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 05:22:59 AM EST
Thanks for sharing the trip with us.

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