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I just thought I would drop this in here for no particular reason:
US life expectancy is at its lowest in 25 years

Covid-19 and drug overdoses led to a second straight year of worsening life expectancy in the US - its lowest in 25 years, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control.

As per the 2021 data, Americans are expected to live 76.4 years, down from a peak of 78.8 years in 2019. It also shows the US continues to rank lowest among countries with large economies.

Life expectancy in the US remains lower than the UK, where the average is 80.8 years. It is also lower than neighbouring Canada, where life expectancy as of 2020 is 81.75 years. Of both countries, the US spends the highest amount of money on healthcare. Per capita, the US pays $12,318 (£10,217), while the UK spends $5,387. Canada's healthcare spending, in comparison, sits at $5,511 per capita.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64067436

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What the hell went through my yard? Moose? Sasquatch? Unicorn?

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Moose is a good bet

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Rabbit

Edit- for real

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Oh no, I was afraid he was back. I have some terrible news:
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TGantz wrote:
December 23 22, 6:54 pm
Rabbit

Edit- for real
I can see that - probably fleeing from our resident bobcat.

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Radbird wrote:
December 29 22, 4:21 pm
TGantz wrote:
December 23 22, 6:54 pm
Rabbit

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I can see that - probably fleeing from our resident bobcat.
It always surprises me how big of a gap between prints.

There's some cool pics of people following the tracks in snow and you can see the imprint of large wings at the last track from hawks or owls picking them up.

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That would make sense. We have a lot of raptors - mainly hawks with an occasional eagle. I’m sure the owls are out there too but they’re nocturnal so we rarely see them - here’s a pic taken by a neighbor up the hill a few years ago.Image

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Radbird wrote:
December 22 22, 7:06 pm
What the hell went through my yard? Moose? Sasquatch? Unicorn?
A Leroy. Judging from the depth, he was carrying a fiddle.

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If meat is your comfort food, does it qualify as an emotional support animal?

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