Critters and wildlife in your area - post your pics

MyBuddy

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All the colorful birds are back! The rose-breasted grosbeak and the Baltimore Oriol. Up to 6 at a time with the Oriols!
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The Oriol taking a drink out of our rain gauge!

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Not pictured but at the feeders that I've seen is the Indigo Bunting! Such a pretty bird in all blue. ❤
 

MyBuddy

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Millie! It's a baby!! :facepalm: :nono: Oh, well. I remember Kali getting one a couple years ago. Darn things shouldn't leave the nest until they can fly good!! 😁
 

MyBuddy

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So, yesterday afternoon I was walking into my barn and down the steps when I glanced down thought I saw a rope on the step. Like this one.
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My first thought was, who left that on the steps? :tap:

And then I turned around and glanced back at it and thought, OH. It's a snake!
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As I went to grab my Nifty snake catcher, he started to slither off the steps behind a pallet. I thought I kind of lost him but he came right back out and after several attempts, I got a hold of him. He was fast! And I'm always trying not to hurt them so I was trying to be gentle! LOL He kept wanting to go back under the pallet so I gently stepped on the end of his tail to keep him from leaving. Then I was able to grab him closer to the neck with my little catcher. All this while I was taking a video! LOL
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My Barn was all closed up so here I am, one hand on my phone, one hand holding his neck and one foot gently on his tail. I finally had to put my phone down on the ground and call my husband who was right out front but far enough that he would never hear me. I said, come help me. I have a snake. I need you to open the door. He finally arrived and I carried the snake out to the woods and let him go.
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JanS

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7 years here and 7 years these phoebes (flycatcher family) have nested on the front porch.
That's exactly where Phoebe got her name. We used to have a ton of them here constantly saying "phoebe, phoebe" but wouldn't you know now that Phoebe is here I'm only hearing them at the airport. LOL
 

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