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JCC [Animals] What wildlife visited my yard today

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We don't have squirrels in Australia.

    Would you like some?

    Amazing.
     
  2. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What's not to get? Show people from other parts of the world the wildlife that inhabits your yard.

    Rats are found all over the world and live in squallor. Squirrels are not found everywhere and live in trees, hense the fascination. And they have such lovely bushy-wooshy tails.
     
  3. Balrog_Paradox

    Balrog_Paradox Jedi Master star 5

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    I'll trade my squirrels for a kangaroo or two. They're hella cooler.
     
  4. Loopster

    Loopster Jedi Youngling star 4

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    jp-30, you're a braver man than I, there's no way you'd get me picking up a spider that sze.

    Here's a pic of a Bolas Spider I found out the back yard a while ago. I was trimming back a tree and found it hiding under some leaves it had tied together with web. Unfortunately it was eaten by a Currawong (bird) not long after this was taken.

    They have the second coolest way of catching it's prey. The basically lasso moths that fly past. It's bizarre to watch.

    [image=http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4415/bolasspider5wr.jpg]


    I'm currently going through my pics to find wildlife in the backyard type photos.


    Squirrels = cute.
     
  5. Balrog_Paradox

    Balrog_Paradox Jedi Master star 5

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    The turtle we found in my backyard.
    [image=http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/DragonConRadDW/IMG_0811.jpg]
    The rest of the pictures are all from vacations in Maine and Nova Scotia:
    [image=http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/DragonConRadDW/IMG_1218.jpg]
    [image=http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/DragonConRadDW/IMG_0890.jpg]
    [image=http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/DragonConRadDW/IMG_1461.jpg]
    [image=http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/DragonConRadDW/IMG_1728.jpg]

    That is a pretty cool lookin turtle...
     
  6. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Um, no. Knnowing how many stuff-ups we've had with animals they'll probably become the new rabbit
     
  7. Kerr_Plunk

    Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/starrless/rabbit.jpg]

    here's a rabbit that was in my front yard.. i realize how un-uncommon that may seem, but let me assure you, that was no ordinary rabbit.. it was the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on! that rabbit had a vicious streak a mile wide! it's a killer!


    we just don't see many rabbits in town..
     
  8. Balrog_Paradox

    Balrog_Paradox Jedi Master star 5

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    Huge...nasty...sharp pointy teeth...Look at the bones!
     
  9. Darth_Vaderous

    Darth_Vaderous Jedi Knight star 5

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    Let me guess...your mother?
     
  10. The Bigger Fish

    The Bigger Fish Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes. I would like several squirrels. :)
     
  11. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    The first time I've seen a squirel that was not a cartoon was in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
     
  12. The Bigger Fish

    The Bigger Fish Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You haven't seen one live?
     
  13. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    nope, never

    never seen a deer live either, or a bear or a moose

    I feel somewhat deprived.
     
  14. Loopster

    Loopster Jedi Youngling star 4

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    You should visit a zoo one of these days.
     
  15. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    There isn't one anywhere near me.
     
  16. MidnightRain

    MidnightRain Jedi Master star 4

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    In the past two weeks I've had two toads, two rabbits, two foxes, a deer, a praying mantis, Mormon crickets, a chipmunk, lots of butterflies, and a couple lacewings. Didn't have my camera ready for any of them, unfortunately. I wish we had more toads -- I'm rather fond of them. A shot from two summers ago:

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/cherishthepast/toad10903sm.jpg]
     
  17. Loopster

    Loopster Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Why is it that frogs look cute and toads look so fugly?
     
  18. JediofJade

    JediofJade Jedi Master star 5

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    There is nothing wrong with rats. I had a pet rat once. It had tremendous amounts of Cute.

     
  19. Balrog_Paradox

    Balrog_Paradox Jedi Master star 5

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    Nah you guys have better animals. Consider yourself lucky.
     
  20. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Here are the raccoons eating my cats' food. It was dark and the flash wasn't working, so I had to play with brightness and contrast on my own, hence the imperfection of the pic, so sorry about that:

    [image=http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/3325/img09386ru.jpg]
     
  21. Estaban

    Estaban Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I live in an apartment complex.. I don't really have a yard. If I did, all I would have is a couple of cats and dogs and the occasional squirrel.

    And the illegal immigrant landscapers, of course.
     
  22. feenicks

    feenicks Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Last month, a mama duck layed her eggs in the small pool pump enclosure in our back yard. A raccoon ate them, one by one, over a period of five days. :_|

     
  23. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hey, Mastadge, that's cool - but any chance you can resize the image down to say 500pixels wide & re-upload it? It's huge.

    Here's a small skink I caught while tidying up an old brick pile in the corner of the garden yesterday. Certainly not as impressive as the Australian lizards.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/skink.jpg]
     
  24. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not my yard, but my neighborhood. It's good to know people with some talent!

    [image=http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3267/2pefaq3h3803s1fl.jpg]

    The peregrine in the front is one of the adults and the other is one of the kids wanting his breakfast.
     
  25. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    We had a bear the other day.