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Critters and wildlife in your area - post your pics

Discussion in 'The Pet Post (Non Doberman)' started by Oh Little Oji, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

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    We were talking today in the chat box about wildlife in the places we live. Here's an example of the deer overpopulation problem around here.

     
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  2. Gelcoater

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    Too bad you can't put them in your freezer;)
     
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  3. Tropicalbri's

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    image.jpg @Oh Little Oji
    These are our full grown Key Deer in the yard (not my yard).
     
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  4. MyBuddy

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    Last Monday, I was letting the horses out in the pasture early in the morning when Buddy spotted a deer running across the back of the property, beyond the pasture fence. At first I thought he was stalking Kali. Then I saw the deer. I caught some pictures and some video. The video audio is a little screwed up but if you look close you can see the deer running outside the fence just past the run-in out there.

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  5. JanS

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    We had this cute little guy in the wood shed last night (not the first time). What better place to go gnaw on wood than a wood shed? LOL

    It was totally dark out so I was kind of shooting blind aside from the assistance of the flash on the camera and him chattering his teeth at me.
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  6. Oh Little Oji

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    You're braver than me. You went into the shed in the dark to investigate a creature?
     
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  7. JanS

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    LOL, I always do that and we were pretty sure what it was when you can hear the gnawing so loud. ;)
     
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  8. Oh Little Oji

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    On a walk with Oji the other night, and of course after encountering a few deer, I saw an unusual movement in front of a house.

    Below: What are those two lights that are higher up in the picture?

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    Below: Hoo could this be?
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    Below: Aha!
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    I believe it's a Barred Owl. I know the calls that I have heard around at night. We also got these where we lived near Seattle. I have heard the male calling "who cooks for you?" (seriously, that is how it is described) and sometimes even hear the female calling back. I forget the words to that call. It's cute though.

    I didn't want to get any closer than this. Unlike Jan, I'm kind of afraid of animal attacks. :spit: :help:
     
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  9. MischasMomma

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    We saw a fawn hit by a car on the side of the road a few weeks ago we drove past and my son yelled there was a spotted animal back there, turn around! My curiosity got the best of me, since I couldn't think of any animal that's spotted, but sure enough, he was right. Felt so bad for the little guy!

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  10. Oh Little Oji

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    Yeah, I would not like to see that if it was still living. Where we used to live, we would fairly often read in the paper of police officers dispatching wounded deer on the roadways with their firearms.
     
  11. Oh Little Oji

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    You'll have to come out to the wilderness of urban Cincinnati where you can see deer up close. :lolsign:
     
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  12. Gelcoater

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    I can relate.
    I posted a thread here a couple of years ago of a day trip the family took to LA/Hollywood.
    We hit some of the usual attractions and dinner.You might recognize this this building from various movies?
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    About a 10 minute drive (in typical LA congested traffic at that) is Griffith Park.
    We got there just before dusk. image.jpg
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    The coyotes there show little fear of people.They start scavenging the picnic area before people even leave.


    The LaBrea Tar pits has on display a creature's bones that used to roam the Los Angeles area.Game of Thrones fans might dig this.
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    That intact skeleton shows how out of scale the wolves on that series are.
    I stand between 5'11 and 6'1 depending on what convenience store I'm exiting;)
    That wolf's eye would be nipple high to me.
     
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  13. obbanner

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    This is from a friends back yard. We have a bear problem in NJ and they're invading the towns.

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  14. WiglWerm

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    The words to the female call are "cook it yourself"...LOL
     
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  15. WiglWerm

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    So woke up this morning to this little guy...stressed by my doggie duo...relocated to safe area and hopefully flying off soon! 20160802_100844.jpg 20160802_122328.jpg
     
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  16. Tropicalbri's

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    Looks like a Cooper Hawk. :)
     
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  17. WiglWerm

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    @Tropicalbri's you are correct! But alas, he has flown the coop...:yatta: Thank goodness, thought i was gonna have to transport it like an hour or more away!!
     
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  18. MyBuddy

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    After feeding the horses and walking the dogs early yesterday morning, I put the dogs inside while I cleaned stalls. When I was done I happened to catch this in my vegetable garden! It's a little far away and with my camera phone, so it's not the best. But you can tell what it is!
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    Well, now I know what it that ate the fallen peaches on the ground overnight. The day before, our son had stopped by and we walked out to pick some peaches for him. Well, they were all gone. I knew we were getting down to almost nothing but there were a few on the tree last time I looked. Now there was nothing left but there were several on the ground. So yesterday morning I went over to pick up a few for my horses. When I walked over there, the ones on the ground were gone! I texted my son to tell him and we were speculating on what ate them. I thought maybe a deer. He said maybe a raccoon. Now I know it was a deer LOL
     
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  19. JanS

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    Time for a fence around your garden? LOL If we didn't have the fence we might as well not bother.
     
  20. MyBuddy

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    Nah, not yet. All these years and I've only had a few things look 'tampered with'. :) So far, all he seems to be eating are some leaves off my sweet potato plants. And not very many, at that. It's hard to tell in the picture what he was eating, since a photo does not show depth very well. Even though the pic shows him near the garden, he could have been at our grass right there that is very lush and green from the septic! :p I've seen them all the way in the back of the property eating grass and out front eating grass. Every year I have great results from our garden. They'll have to do more damage to it before we go through the trouble of fencing it all in. Buddy is out enough to keep them off into the woods I hope! :fingersx::fingersx:
     
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