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05-16-07, 12:38 PM
I live in a 25 year old subdivision on the outskirts of Tallahassee, Florida. It is just amazing how much wildlife I see in my yard.
A few months ago a red fox ran across the yard in the middle of the day.
Two deer strolled into the yard while I was painting the back of the house two Saturdays ago. I had the radio on but they ignored me and the radio.
Last Sunday a big ol' momma rabbit built a nest at the base of a pine tree while I worked in the yard. She came within five feet of me on several occasions.
While piling up some branches for recycling I darned near stepped on an oak snake last week.
My next door neighbor called me over to her driveway a couple of weeks ago to see a barred owl sitting in a tree right above us.
This morning, as I went out to get the paper, I disturbed an armadillo that was rooting in my yard.
I can't get over how many different animals are losing their fear of us and are learning to live close to us.
05-16-07, 12:42 PM
Thats just cool, most we get is a fox or two
05-16-07, 12:42 PM
When I lived in Brooksville (halfway between Tampa and Ocala), we had that in abundance too.
Once, when I was a teen, we had a family of deer (3 of them) who came up and "hung out" under our yard light every night for months.
05-16-07, 12:48 PM
I got a big brown cotton tailed rabbit living in my backyard, Squirrels by the dozens, and a chipmunk that's tunneled throughout my yard. Too many birds to mention, but I will mention the blue heron that keeps stopping at my godfish pond, Very neat and apparently thinks gold fish are quite tasty :mad:
I've seen deer eating by the roadside and seen evidence of them in my yard (the eat my tulips every year :mad: ). Opossums try to get in the garbage every once in a while, as do raccoons.
Use to see a red fox trotting along the roadside on occasion, but I haven't seen him in a while.
So yeah. A lot of wild life are learning to live with us.
05-16-07, 12:56 PM
Our Goldfinches are back as well as our breeding pair of Cardinals. Assorted sparrows, mourning doves, and of course, our squirrels and chipmunks!
05-16-07, 12:57 PM
In Los Angels. The house backs up the a park, but that park is less than 1/2 mile square and otherwise at least a couple of miles to any space.
Owl, ducks, coons, possums,rabbits. Oh and those d@mn Coyotees
Yeah we get some great wildlife in our yard because we live right near wildlife refuge. Lets see...I see bunnys/rabbits all the time, I see plenty of coyote. I was actually walking to school one day and a pack was right up the street, pretty crazy. I once saw a beaver in my back yard. Multiple times I have seen packs of deer, including one time I saw the male deer with insanely huge antlers. It was pretty incredible one time to see a wild turkey walking through my backyard. Probably the winner of my sightings.
05-16-07, 02:18 PM
If you guys snag me a fox pup I'll give you like $50.
05-16-07, 02:29 PM
We were in the middle of moving last Sunday and my nephew said "There's a wild turkey walking across the yard". I thought he was just messing with us, but when I walked over and looked, sure enough there was a big ol' wild turkey just strolling across the lawn. Lived there 23 years and I've never seen anything like that in the yard. It was a fairly strange sight to see.
05-16-07, 02:30 PM
Sounds like an excellent place to do some hunting.
05-16-07, 02:43 PM
here on long island all have is some squirells, a few birds, stray cats. Oh and some dumbass raccoons, they tear up the garbage all the time.:mad:
05-16-07, 03:07 PM
Oops, forgot skunks, I have not seen one, but the dogs have.
BTW it seems getting sprayed did not bother them at all. Consider that when depending on Halt or the like.
05-16-07, 03:32 PM
Ducks, geese, misc. song birds. I saw an owl one time. I was on my back porch talking on the phone and I see this big thing swoop down and land in a tree about 10 feet away from me. My cat didn't like that. When I lived in S. GA we had a lot of deer and armadillos. I hate armadillos almost as much as I hate geese.
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