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Wildlife around your house

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by curiousbear, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    A couple of days ago I caught a quick glimpse of a snake in the backyard, it wasn't one of the small grass snakes that I'm used to seeing.
     
  2. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there!

    No picture but we had a fisher cut across the hill about 1/4 mile from our house.
    Our hens should be nervous.....
     
  3. Fangirl

    Fangirl Very Tilted

    Location:
    Arizona
    There are a lot of skunks now. This is a new thing. People with dogs and little kids are freaked out. I'm wondering what about the environment besides too many people, has helped the skunks become so plentiful?

    Seeing many bunnies and raccoons, which is normal. The Canada Goose population is starting to blossom--that is entirely unwelcome.
     
  4. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted Donor

    One night not long ago, our dog brought a live opossum into the house.

    We managed to get it back out again while it was still playing dead.

    Once outside in the dark, it ran away.
     
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  5. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass Donor

    Location:
    Colorado
    Taken from my front door. No, it's not Molly and yes, it's a bit blurry. Not a chance in hell I'm asking Ms Bear to pose.

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  6. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Especially this time of year when she likely has babies she is worried about. :p
     
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  7. ZombieSquirrel

    ZombieSquirrel Brrrrrrrains Donor

    Don't mess with babies. Mamas are mean if you bug their babies. Some of us have scissors.
     
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  8. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what? Donor

    Location:
    Central MD
    Yesterday I spotted what I think is soon to become a crow's nest from my office window.

    Seeing as crows are, hands down, my favorite birds, I'm a little excited.
     
  9. RedSneaker

    RedSneaker Very Tilted Donor

    What makes them your favorite?
     
  10. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what? Donor

    Location:
    Central MD
    They always have been. They're beautiful, intelligent, social birds and I've always loved them.
     
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  11. Katia

    Katia Very Tilted

    Location:
    Earth
    My son loves them for the exact same reasons.
     
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  12. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what? Donor

    Location:
    Central MD
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  13. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what? Donor

    Location:
    Central MD
    A pair of catbirds that has nested in my backyard for the past several summers has returned, and I am overjoyed.

    I've already put out a bunch of raisins for them.

    I've also been sitting on my back porch for about an hour, looking out on a yard that desperately needs to be mowed (I'm doing it tomorrow, I swear), and a bumblebee—I'm pretty sure it's the same one—keeps hovering in front of me about two feet away, then zooming away, then coming back to hover. If I had a better camera I'd try to take a picture, but for now I'll just stay fascinated by it.
     
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  14. OtherSyde

    OtherSyde Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Rescued this crazy little bastard from my cat (unfortunately, not before his detachable tail was maimed off of him). These little dudes are everywhere in Hawaii, but they eat a lot of bugs. He wasn't all that grateful for my saving of his life, but I let him go outside anyway.

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    Found this much more pleasant and squishy little guy a little more recently. I love geckos, they're so cute with their little sucker-toes and big buggy eyes!
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  15. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Geckos (I think) love hanging out around our porch lights. At night the lights provide an all-you-can eat buffet.
     
  16. jillymayr

    jillymayr New Member

    just deer
     
  17. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what? Donor

    Location:
    Central MD
    Not around my house, per se, but I saw tons of great wildlife on two rides I did today:

    On the first, a whole ton of turtle families sunning themselves on the logs sticking out of the waters of the C&O Canal, plus three or four Great Blue Herons and a number of families of Canada geese

    On the second, a belted Kingfisher that took a midair dump about a foot away from where I was standing, several deer looking for Darwin award nominations for darting across the road in front of us, a copperhead poised in striking position in the middle of a dark dirt road, and this turtle, who was crouched over a hole in the ground and may have been in the process of laying... something.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    At the NWR near our house, they have a board where you can write up what you've seen while out on your hike. The last time we were out there, someone had written: "Turtle orgy."

    My husband and I kind of stared at each other a long while before we started laughing.

    Here in suburbia proper, we really only have bunnies, squirrels, and birds. The bunnies are the cutest, though.
     
  19. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    No photo, but I saw a bald eagle cruising our neighborhood. By the time I grabbed the binoculars, and we got outside, it was flying away. My wife had her cell phone but it was too far away to even attempt a photo. Bald eagles will sometimes visit the Armand Bayou area, Johnson Space Center for reference, but I've never before seen one in our area.
     
  20. POPEYE

    POPEYE Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Tulsa
    I got all kinds here in the mid west, we have moles to hawks and almost all indigenous species within a couple miles. I love the country life