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Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:43 pm
by Theroe
I’m down by the Freedom Tower in New York City, going to lunch with clients. The question is: should I pick it up and put it in my pocket or not?

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:27 pm
by daringduffer
Yes, you should, and then ask the chef to give it his best treatment for you. What else could you do?

dd

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:48 pm
by Johnno
Any mice I used to trap I’d shave with my wife’s razor ( I wasn’t going to use my own...)
I’ve got a nice stash of mouse fur as a result. Great touch dubbing material.

I’m currently single.
No idea why........

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:33 pm
by letumgo
Dana - Leave it alone. You don't need to be the new "Patient Zero" from some new animal transmitted decease...

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:11 pm
by daringduffer
letumgo wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:33 pm
Dana - Leave it alone. You don't need to be the new "Patient Zero" from some new animal transmitted decease...
Coward!

dd

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:43 pm
by FlyFisherMann1955
Dead starling--yes, pick it up; dead mouse--no, let it go!

Tight Lines- Ken

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:37 pm
by letumgo
:D :lol: ;)

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:40 pm
by Fishnkilts
I'd leave it alone. It's not worth catching a new disease, and there's not enough toilet paper in the stores to stock up on. :mrgreen:

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:37 am
by Theroe
Gentlemen, thank you for the timely responses!

FWIW, This is a baby rat. What immediately caught my eye is the similarity to this critter and British water rat......Robb Smith let me examine a piece of his water rat fur at the last flyfishing symposium......

Here’s a couple of more fun facts: I was very close to La branche & Company’s old headquarters building who incidentally we used to do work for. And I was very close to the marble cemetery, where Theodore Gordon is buried. So I took it as a sign from the flyfishing Gods that this treasure was in fact put they are just for me. :shock:

I did not, however take Dinsdale home with me!!

Dana

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:12 am
by daringduffer
Dana, I didn't expect you to pick it up. I read it as a joke. Did it have a hook attached?

dd