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

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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 41,223
    This is a western fence lizard I saw yesterday while visiting Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley, CA.  I sat down to rest for a few minutes and this guy climbed up the brick garden fence next to me.  I talk to it for a while until his or her eyes started to slowly close.  When I got up to leave, the lizard followed me with it's eyes.  So I sat back down and talked to it some more until it got droopy eyed again.  I must go back and visit again sometime!

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    TahoeJeffTahoeJeff Seattle Posts: 30
    Here are a couple of my back yard friends that I hang out with on my porch. 
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    lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 13,000
    Absolutely stunning pictures 
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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 8,430
    big girl has been laying eggs in our yard for a good 10 years now. Always happy when i see her so i can walk her back to the pond. Avoiding getting squashed.
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,594
    Whoa! Snapping turtle?  She’s huge!

    Was at a local school near me playing volleyball and we found one in the parking lot. Relocated her back to her pond with a giant garbage can. She was not happy! That beak will take some fingers!

    I’m sure she appreciates the escort! Good for you! ❤️ 
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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 8,430
    Yep. First time I saw her in our yard took her a few blocks away to a big pond. The next morning, right back on our lawn. Amazing skills to find the way back. Realized I should let her do her thing and just follow it back. 
    Have to keep your eyes on the road. Lot's of critters on the move.
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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 8,430
    giddy up. Back on crossing guard duty.
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    SpunkieSpunkie I come from downtown. Posts: 6,045
    Awww! ^ 

    I gotta be on dog duty, cuz we ran into a couple of coyotes today at the creek.


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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 8,430
    Wow. Wild area. We have coyotes here. Seldom seen. A rare occurrence, once a guy walking dogs here, had a sick coyote stalking his dogs on leash. Had to fight it off. Good to be aware of what's around you. Looks like you are.
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    Guy DudebroGuy Dudebro Posts: 1,388
    Loujoe said:
    Wow. Wild area. We have coyotes here. Seldom seen. A rare occurrence, once a guy walking dogs here, had a sick coyote stalking his dogs on leash. Had to fight it off. Good to be aware of what's around you. Looks like you are.
    I had to pick up dead cat in my front yard yesterday morning that a coyote got ahold of.  He could have had the courtesy to at least eat it instead of just chewing it in half. Coyotes are everywhere here in suburban Los Angeles . We have them on my cul de sac every night and my neighbors are too stupid to bring their cats in at night. 
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 41,223
    Loujoe said:
    Wow. Wild area. We have coyotes here. Seldom seen. A rare occurrence, once a guy walking dogs here, had a sick coyote stalking his dogs on leash. Had to fight it off. Good to be aware of what's around you. Looks like you are.
    I had to pick up dead cat in my front yard yesterday morning that a coyote got ahold of.  He could have had the courtesy to at least eat it instead of just chewing it in half. Coyotes are everywhere here in suburban Los Angeles . We have them on my cul de sac every night and my neighbors are too stupid to bring their cats in at night. 

    Exactly why our Annie is an indoor cat.  I have only seen one coyote here in 20 years- it walk right past my sliding glass door- but we have seen fox a number of times and one neighbor reported seeing a mountain lion (though I've never seen one anywhere here or elsewhere).  A friend of mine who lives on the other side of town let her cat go in and out and it was killed my a fox.  Better to keep the kitty indoor and safe (and save birds and lizards as well!)
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    SpunkieSpunkie I come from downtown. Posts: 6,045
    An osprey or something left a dead kokanee fish on my boat with the head off. Blood bath! Maybe it was mocking us for not catching fish and brought us one. Hopefully it's not the mafia gas guy sending a message!
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    SpunkieSpunkie I come from downtown. Posts: 6,045
    ^^ I thought it was deer coming out til I zoomed pic. goodness I was just in that area with my dog off leash. With all the bear sightings in that Park I best to be more careful
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 41,223
    My wife calls this her "knitting buddy"  :smiley:         

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    mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 36,695
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    small man-made pond outside of Dublin Community Center(Ohio)


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    mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 36,695
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    mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 36,695
    this dude steals cat food


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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
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    soph189soph189 Posts: 287
    Pheasant visitor in my yard. Was finally able to see it today, have only heard it yelling until now. Surprisingly fast and kind of sounds like an angry turkey 

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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 8,430
    Pretty. Are those wild? Beautiful bird.
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    soph189soph189 Posts: 287
    I’m not sure, never seen one before here in SoCal. Tried to google but all that comes up is a different type of pheasant (the ring neck) that was introduced to CA in the 1800s. This guy just showed up a few weeks ago and has made itself at home on my property.
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    HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 36,251
    name him Kane:


    Flight Risk out NOW!

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    smagnus1smagnus1 Atlanta Posts: 65
    Young mother with baby on a hot June afternoon getting some water. Didn’t want to spook them trying to get a better pic 
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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 8,430
    not my backyard but a stone's throw away from where I saw a few lollapaloozazzzzas. Rhcp, pj,ministry Aic +++. 1990 something. Joint isn't open for shows anymore but damn.
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    mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 36,695

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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
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    soph189soph189 Posts: 287
    smagnus1 said:
    Young mother with baby on a hot June afternoon getting some water. Didn’t want to spook them trying to get a better pic 
    Aww so sweet!
    Loujoe said:
    not my backyard but a stone's throw away from where I saw a few lollapaloozazzzzas. Rhcp, pj,ministry Aic +++. 1990 something. Joint isn't open for shows anymore but damn.
    Beautiful! 
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    soph189soph189 Posts: 287
    name him Kane:


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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,391
    Saw this fella blending in nicely with our apartment building 

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    CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 9,623
    This week alone
    it gets interesting here
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    lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 13,000
    What bird is that. I wish we had such beautiful birds. 
    I did see a kestrel killing a mouse about 10 feet from me on a golf course last week
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