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Wildlife Around Your Home (post pics if you've got 'em!)

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    FifthelementFifthelement Lotusland Posts: 6,942
    So that's where carrot juice comes from!
     :o  =)

    and ewwww, gross lol
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,451
    My brother claims to have had a close encounter with a bobcat in his backyard. "CLAIMS."
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,926
    My brother claims to have had a close encounter with a bobcat in his backyard. "CLAIMS."
    Your brother sent me this image as proof:


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    cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 8,660
    Great thread.  

    Had two foxes block my car the other as i was trying to pull into the driveway.   One decided to clean the other.  I didnt mind the wait.  Beautiful creatures 
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,926
    Great thread.  

    Had two foxes block my car the other as i was trying to pull into the driveway.   One decided to clean the other.  I didnt mind the wait.  Beautiful creatures 
    Cool!  Yeah, they really are beauties!  :smile:
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,222

    this guy was in my apartment a few years ago.




    had one of a garter snake but can't find it anywhere
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,222
    brianlux said:
    Just noticed these two Spotted Doves soaking up some morning sun on the backyard lawn after a frosty Winter's morning.


    The dove is sweet but that elephant stepping over the low brick wall,  WHOA!! :lol:
    i thought the same thing, looks like an elephants foot. especially the "toes" :lol:
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,926

    this guy was in my apartment a few years ago.




    had one of a garter snake but can't find it anywhere
    Awesome!  Bats are so cool!  We've had a few in the shed at times.

    Love that frog.  Out cat Annie was desperately trying to get to something behind a bookshelf the other night.  I just figured it was another crane fly (which she sometimes eats!).  Turns out it was a little frog.  Thankfully I caught it and took it outside before she could mangle it.  This (and the fact the we have the occasional fox, coyote and racoon around here) is exactly why she is an indoor cat.  Other wise she would be a serial killer (birds, rabbits, lizards, frogs, etc) or victim to the fox, coyote or racoon.  She has a real kill or be killed nature... except with humans, and then she is sweet as can be!
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,222
    brianlux said:

    this guy was in my apartment a few years ago.




    had one of a garter snake but can't find it anywhere
    Awesome!  Bats are so cool!  We've had a few in the shed at times.

    Love that frog.  Out cat Annie was desperately trying to get to something behind a bookshelf the other night.  I just figured it was another crane fly (which she sometimes eats!).  Turns out it was a little frog.  Thankfully I caught it and took it outside before she could mangle it.  This (and the fact the we have the occasional fox, coyote and racoon around here) is exactly why she is an indoor cat.  Other wise she would be a serial killer (birds, rabbits, lizards, frogs, etc) or victim to the fox, coyote or racoon.  She has a real kill or be killed nature... except with humans, and then she is sweet as can be!
    cool, where do you live again? 
    bf959b1f-9b77-457c-baf8-038776f33339_zps8a6a389d.jpg?t=1365722973
    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,926
    brianlux said:

    this guy was in my apartment a few years ago.




    had one of a garter snake but can't find it anywhere
    Awesome!  Bats are so cool!  We've had a few in the shed at times.

    Love that frog.  Out cat Annie was desperately trying to get to something behind a bookshelf the other night.  I just figured it was another crane fly (which she sometimes eats!).  Turns out it was a little frog.  Thankfully I caught it and took it outside before she could mangle it.  This (and the fact the we have the occasional fox, coyote and racoon around here) is exactly why she is an indoor cat.  Other wise she would be a serial killer (birds, rabbits, lizards, frogs, etc) or victim to the fox, coyote or racoon.  She has a real kill or be killed nature... except with humans, and then she is sweet as can be!
    cool, where do you live again? 
    Near Placerville, CA in what I sometimes refer to as "Hell Dorado County".  (How hot is here here?  It's hot, damn hot!)


    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,222
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:

    this guy was in my apartment a few years ago.




    had one of a garter snake but can't find it anywhere
    Awesome!  Bats are so cool!  We've had a few in the shed at times.

    Love that frog.  Out cat Annie was desperately trying to get to something behind a bookshelf the other night.  I just figured it was another crane fly (which she sometimes eats!).  Turns out it was a little frog.  Thankfully I caught it and took it outside before she could mangle it.  This (and the fact the we have the occasional fox, coyote and racoon around here) is exactly why she is an indoor cat.  Other wise she would be a serial killer (birds, rabbits, lizards, frogs, etc) or victim to the fox, coyote or racoon.  She has a real kill or be killed nature... except with humans, and then she is sweet as can be!
    cool, where do you live again? 
    Near Placerville, CA in what I sometimes refer to as "Hell Dorado County".  (How hot is here here?  It's hot, damn hot!)


    oh ok, thought you were in the midwest or southeast for some reason
    bf959b1f-9b77-457c-baf8-038776f33339_zps8a6a389d.jpg?t=1365722973
    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,926
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:

    this guy was in my apartment a few years ago.




    had one of a garter snake but can't find it anywhere
    Awesome!  Bats are so cool!  We've had a few in the shed at times.

    Love that frog.  Out cat Annie was desperately trying to get to something behind a bookshelf the other night.  I just figured it was another crane fly (which she sometimes eats!).  Turns out it was a little frog.  Thankfully I caught it and took it outside before she could mangle it.  This (and the fact the we have the occasional fox, coyote and racoon around here) is exactly why she is an indoor cat.  Other wise she would be a serial killer (birds, rabbits, lizards, frogs, etc) or victim to the fox, coyote or racoon.  She has a real kill or be killed nature... except with humans, and then she is sweet as can be!
    cool, where do you live again? 
    Near Placerville, CA in what I sometimes refer to as "Hell Dorado County".  (How hot is here here?  It's hot, damn hot!)


    oh ok, thought you were in the midwest or southeast for some reason
    Its' my tendency to be ultra conservative.  Fools people all the time.  :lol:
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













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    WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,646
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:

    this guy was in my apartment a few years ago.




    had one of a garter snake but can't find it anywhere
    Awesome!  Bats are so cool!  We've had a few in the shed at times.

    Love that frog.  Out cat Annie was desperately trying to get to something behind a bookshelf the other night.  I just figured it was another crane fly (which she sometimes eats!).  Turns out it was a little frog.  Thankfully I caught it and took it outside before she could mangle it.  This (and the fact the we have the occasional fox, coyote and racoon around here) is exactly why she is an indoor cat.  Other wise she would be a serial killer (birds, rabbits, lizards, frogs, etc) or victim to the fox, coyote or racoon.  She has a real kill or be killed nature... except with humans, and then she is sweet as can be!
    cool, where do you live again? 
    Near Placerville, CA in what I sometimes refer to as "Hell Dorado County".  (How hot is here here?  It's hot, damn hot!)



    good whitewater rafting in those parts.

    assuming there’s been some rain...
    If I had known then what I know now...

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    Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, Australia Posts: 15,165
    brianlux said:
    My brother claims to have had a close encounter with a bobcat in his backyard. "CLAIMS."
    Your brother sent me this image as proof:


    Beat me to it :lol:
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    FifthelementFifthelement Lotusland Posts: 6,942


    There were here four deer in my front garden.  Sat there in my truck and waited for them to move on.  It can be a real deer highway around here.
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,926


    There were here four deer in my front garden.  Sat there in my truck and waited for them to move on.  It can be a real deer highway around here.
    Nice pictures of those beauties!  

    Shrub trimmers.  We get plenty of them as well.  Keeping the garden fence in repair is a must around here!
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    FifthelementFifthelement Lotusland Posts: 6,942

    In the park where I walk the dogs.  It was about 5-6 feet away from us.  Just sat there, calm as you please, and watched us watching it.
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,926

    In the park where I walk the dogs.  It was about 5-6 feet away from us.  Just sat there, calm as you please, and watched us watching it.
    Marvelous!
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    oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BC Posts: 12,844


    Seen on the cycle path that I use to get to work. 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
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    Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, Australia Posts: 15,165

    In the park where I walk the dogs.  It was about 5-6 feet away from us.  Just sat there, calm as you please, and watched us watching it.
    Insert caption:
    "Good day to you, madame"
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    darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, IN Posts: 5,924
    edited June 2018
    Removed post
    Post edited by darwinstheory on
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
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    FifthelementFifthelement Lotusland Posts: 6,942
    edited June 2018
    We had a bunny yesterday afternoon. Dog saw it yesterday evening. Now, we have no bunny. I'll do you the courtesy of not showing a current photo of said bunny.
    Poor bunny :(

    Was it a pet bunny?
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    darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, IN Posts: 5,924
    No, ithe was a veggie garden stealing kind. Still, it was sad.

    But the puppy looked so proud to show it off. Needless to say, I did not ask for any puppy kisses last night. 
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,926
    edited June 2018
    EDIT:  After a few minutes of cooling, I'm going to re-word my response here. 

    The idea of this thread is to tell us about (and even better yet, upload pictures of) wildlife you see in your yard.    It has nothing to do with domestic animals.  It has even less to do with domestic animals killing wildlife in your yard.  I would appreciate it if anyone posting here would refrain from posting stories such as how your dog killed the bunny rabbit in your yard.  Most of those of us who are interested in this thread don't find those stories funny or amusing within the context of this thread.  On the other hand, if that is the kind of thing most people here want to talk about here, fine, I'll request the thread be quietly removed.

    Thank you.
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    darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, IN Posts: 5,924
    To be clear, I did not imply that my very real story was funny or amusing. In fact, I specifically made mention that it was sad. Further, the above referenced post was in response to another member discussing this very topic, perhaps even worse. I can only surmise that because those posts were not criticized, critiqued or mocked, that maybe your familiarity with certain people gives them a "pass" if you will.

    As it stands, I do enjoy, respect and understand that which is wildlife. This thread is a good thread with some great photos and, in my opinion should remain open. For the more sensitive on this forum, I will remove my post that is in question. 
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    FifthelementFifthelement Lotusland Posts: 6,942
    The loss of the bunnny is sad Brian, but I don’t think sharing the story was intended to upset anyone or to derail the thread.  Sadly, it’s the cycle if life.  

    Here is something to cheer you up though.  I took it in my garden this afternoon.  Peace & love to you.




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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,926

    To be clear, I did not imply that my very real story was funny or amusing. In fact, I specifically made mention that it was sad. Further, the above referenced post was in response to another member discussing this very topic, perhaps even worse. I can only surmise that because those posts were not criticized, critiqued or mocked, that maybe your familiarity with certain people gives them a "pass" if you will.

    As it stands, I do enjoy, respect and understand that which is wildlife. This thread is a good thread with some great photos and, in my opinion should remain open. For the more sensitive on this forum, I will remove my post that is in question. 
    Yeah, sorry about that.  The other post bugged me too.  Sorry if I misunderstood yours. 

    It's not about being overly sensitive,  I've seen gory stuff in both civilization and nature and understand that  is part of life.  But I'd like to suggest we stick with just wildlife that visits our homes, where ever they may be.

    Again, sorry if I offended. 

    Let's keep it going.
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,926
    The loss of the bunnny is sad Brian, but I don’t think sharing the story was intended to upset anyone or to derail the thread.  Sadly, it’s the cycle if life.  

    Here is something to cheer you up though.  I took it in my garden this afternoon.  Peace & love to you.




    Swallowtails!  Beautiful.  We had lots of them in my yard when I was a kid.  A favorite!
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    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













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