JCC [Animals] What wildlife visited my yard today

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

  1. beezel26 Force Ghost

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    My brother had a bullfrog for a few years and yes its name was Jeremiah.

    thats the only name for a bullfrog.
  2. RebelScum77 Manager Emeritus

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    This thread is awesome.

    There's not a great lot of wildlife here in downtown Honolulu, but next time I'm in the mountains I'll take my camera. There are however, never ending geckos. They're everywhere, like roaches. But I'd much rather have a gecko in my apartment than a roach. [face_sick]
  3. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Was he a good friend of yours? Did you never understand a single word he said but you help him drink his mighty fine wine?
  4. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    There was a racoon in my backyard the other night.
    Does that count as wildlife?
  5. zacparis VIP

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    Here's one I took a few months ago...

    A cat-like creature thinking it's a bird.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/zacparis/scraps/DSCF1217.jpg]

    Or maybe it was a cat with a bird's brain. :eek:
  6. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    No, raccoons are plants.
  7. Everton Chosen One

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    That's a poorly placed bird table, I reckon.
  8. zacparis VIP

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    Funny thing is, she was totally pregnant. We still have no idea how she got up there. The bird table isn't there anymore. :(
  9. Everton Chosen One

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    Leapt from the fence? Or it is it further away from the bird table than the photo makes it appear?
  10. JediKnight-Obi-Wan Jedi Grand Master

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    Here is....


    Hooty

    [image=http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL883/4175074/8801435/229974966.jpg]
  11. zacparis VIP

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    Possibly, but leaping from the fence might have toppled the bird table, I don't know. :p
  12. Darth-Jaguar Jedi Grand Master

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    I've seen all kinds of wildlife in my back yard, including moose, deer, foxes, snapping and painted turtles, oppossums, mantises, walking sticks, bullfrogs and tree frogs, grey red and flying squirrels, chipmunks, feral cats, eagles, owls, garter snakes, bats, muskrats, rabbits, skunks, porcupines, salamanders, toads, and woodchucks. I know there's coyotes as well, but I have yet to see one, but only hear them.
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Well sir, you need a camera.

    Did you take that photo? Cool. What species is it?
  14. Darth-Jaguar Jedi Grand Master

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    Yea, I do. Since there's been a lot of development in my area, a lot of the animals have been chased away. The moose was a freak thing, and was unfortunately killed because the police and fire department chased it into a busy street to where it got hit and killed.
  15. JediKnight-Obi-Wan Jedi Grand Master

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    Yep...he's a Great Horned owl we found injured that somebody shot through the wing.:mad: Idiots....:rolleyes:
  16. JediKnight-Obi-Wan Jedi Grand Master

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    How's this for some wildlife...this is a regular sight in our backyard....sometimes we see up to twenty or thirty males all in our backyard....gobble gobble [face_laugh]

    [image=http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL883/4175074/11039935/235804112.jpg]
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    My wife & kids went for a walk along a new trail that's been put through the reserve behind our property. At the end they found a beautiful forest gecko sitting on a gatepost at the entrance to a right-of-way where the trail ends.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/forestgecko1.jpg] [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/forestgecko2.jpg]

    I told my brother (yes, Borat) who's moved in with us and who's an ecologist. We decided because a bunch of the street's young bogan boys hang around there, that the lizard would be safer if moved off the conspicous post.

    We bought it back to out place and let it go on a huge Kanuka tree (their favoured dwelling) that borders our yard and the reserve, but not before my kids had a good close look!

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/forestgecko3.jpg] [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/forestgecko4.jpg]
  18. The Bigger Fish Manager Emeritus

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    Ooooo! I love geckos! I always hear them around, but never see them. :)
  19. jedikitty19 Jedi Grand Master

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    it looked like it just pooed
  20. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Hear geckos, TBF? Our ones are silent. Can you describe the sound your geckos make?
  21. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

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    Here is a giant insect I took a picture of while living in Louisiana for a few months:
    [image=http://yodajeff.com/jc_stuff/photography/insect.jpg]

    A lizard I saw while visiting some JCers in Texas (when I was in Louisiana):
    [image=http://yodajeff.com/jc_stuff/photography/texaslizard.jpg]

    And my personal favorite, a squirrel... eating a waffle (in Flint, MI):
    [image=http://yodajeff.com/jc_stuff/photography/wafflesquirrel.jpg]
  22. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Nice snaps Jefff! Getting that insect mid-flight is pretty sweet (or is it caught in a web)?
  23. RebelScum77 Manager Emeritus

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    Nice gecko! The ones I saw in Hawaii were all much smaller, some even less than an inch long.
  24. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, this guy was a real beaut. They're relatively common around here, but rarely seen.
  25. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    here is a picture i took of a seagull.
    [image=http://a700.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/62/l_3ee7ac97c9182b3b4336486fbc9a8703.jpg]
    not the most spectacularly rare animal, and not even in my yard. i just like the photo.