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.
Human is the true wildlife in this picture.
gulls relish the french fry
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...
Region Philbis wrote:
You're a fool, RP!
Clearly, he's an industrial spy dropping by to steal confidential secrets from your workdesk.
well, he did leave some droppings...
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.
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.
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...
At least you didn't burn the house down trying to get rid of a black widow.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
found this little critter in the kitchen... escorted it outside...
Wowsa. Wonder how he got in the kitchen.