Public Service Announcement

46er

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Mar 24, 2004
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If your headed to the woods this weekend, bring a hard hat. The acorns are falling at a steady pace. I have seen a couple bounce at least 6 ft off the deck :eek:
 
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PineClark

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If your headed to the woods this weekend, bring a hard hat. The acorns are falling at a steady pace. I have seen a couple bounce at least 6 ft off the deck :eek:
Funny you should say that. I was in my back yard and I kept hearing them dropping on everything from the tree in my front yard.
 

GermanG

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My son just bought a house in Winslow, surrounded by large chestnut oaks. Moving between truck and house as we work on renovations is a downright hazard right now!
 
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Teegate

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They slam on the roof of my car sitting at red lights in Haddonfield. I would hate to have one hit me in the head.
 

Boyd

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A few have hit my windshield while driving pretty fast - scared the #$@% out of me. I guess they are too soft to actually break a windshield but the sound is incredible.
 
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smoke_jumper

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A few have hit my windshield while driving pretty fast - scared the #$@% out of me. I guess they are too soft to actually break a windshield but the sound is incredible.
I had one fall through my sunroof years ago. It bounced everywhere!!
 

woodjin

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It must be another masting year. I think we had one two or three years ago. What amazes me is the geographical extent of a mast, covering most of the pines it seems.
 

Boyd

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Today's public service announcement is: "Watch out for squirrels!". :D

Driving about 40 miles on back roads in Atlantic/Cape May Counties this morning I had five separate close calls with squirrels running across the road. They are everywhere down here today!
 

lj762

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Funny you should mention the squirrels ... I have also had close calls recently. They dash partly across the road, then seem to quickly decide they can't make it and turn around and dash back. I have also see the remains of some that didn't make it. Haven't hit one yet though.