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Wildlife in Your Life

 
 
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 6 Sep, 2017 06:34 am
Close encounter with our neighborhood fox. Let my dog out at 11pm. A usual I go out with him because of the wildlife. I am on our porch at the end watching doggie. He ran it to the left back edge if the yard near the tree line. Now I had theback flood lights on.

I am watching and then glance to my right along comes the fox from the right side of the house with feet of me heading towards me. I yell at him to get out. Fortunately he high tailed it out and just as fortunately doggie didn't see him as he would have raced after him.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jul, 2018 12:59 pm

https://i.imgur.com/URDH4Hi.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jul, 2018 01:16 pm
@Region Philbis,
Human is the true wildlife in this picture.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:39 am
@tsarstepan,

it's baaaaaaaack...

https://i.imgur.com/t7PuihW.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:15 pm
@Region Philbis,
gulls relish the french fry
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2018 02:52 am
@farmerman,

there's a family living under the HVAC equipment on the roof of a nearby building,
so perhaps this is papa keeping an eye on his brood...
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2018 12:15 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


it's baaaaaaaack...

https://i.imgur.com/t7PuihW.jpg

You're a fool, RP! Rolling Eyes Clearly, he's an industrial spy dropping by to steal confidential secrets from your workdesk.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2018 12:17 pm
@tsarstepan,
Quote:
dropping by
well, he did leave some droppings...
laughoutlood
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2018 10:17 pm
@Region Philbis,
It's a rare variety of spooney gooney bird, the Pigion Rhelbis, at panes to find a mate.

I saw an ant on the window sill yesterday carrying off a dead friend. The poignant moment was shattered by memories of the Ant Rid.
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 5 Feb, 2020 09:07 am
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/ZVrh7R.jpg

This little one came to visit not six months ago. I've glimpsed them through the trees and brush quite a few times, but never had one so close to the house before or since.

It felt like we were having a moment. He ate all the Hosta tops. Worth every one.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2020 02:04 pm

hard to kill house fly...

i hit him with my hand, and then twice more with a pad of paper before i finally got the sum'bitch...
roger
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2020 05:51 pm
@Region Philbis,
At least you didn't burn the house down trying to get rid of a black widow.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 04:42 am
@roger,

yup, there's that...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 6 May, 2021 11:04 am

https://iili.io/Bz48cQ.jpg

this guy was hanging out in somebody's yard.

didn't like having his pic taken, and told me so in the form of a parting shot...
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 6 May, 2021 12:00 pm
@Region Philbis,
Not sure if it is mating time or whatever it is --- but it seems they are all over place around this time of year. Had them walzing through my yard several times recently -- drives the dogs nuts.

And the other day - there was one just standing there in the middle of a busy road. Not moving just standing there like we were all bothering him and we were in his road.
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2021 09:19 am
Yesterday, early evening, it was chickadees and a solitary mourning dove at the birdbath. The dove scared the chickadees away, though they took turns swooping at it, never closer than about a foot from its head. It seemed oblivious. Then a hummingbird visited the deck flowers. They're not rare here, but we sure don't see them every day. Any sighting always feels like a gift.

This morning it's cardinals and orioles, and some house finches.
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2021 11:14 am
@Joeblow,
Yesterday morning - saw a mama turkey with her little babies following close by - they were deciding to cross the street in front of me - I stopped then for some reason decided to veer back into the brush.
Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2021 02:13 pm
@Linkat,
We don't have any wild flocks at the house, but they're common enough at our cottage. I can abide the little ones with a smile, but I'm less enthused with the toms. They're big brutes.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2021 07:07 am

found this little critter in the kitchen... escorted it outside...

https://iili.io/RzlHrX.jpg
Joeblow
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2021 09:05 am
@Region Philbis,
Wowsa. Wonder how he got in the kitchen.
 

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