Your Wild Life

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  1. Sep 1, 2015 #41

    lille

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    Archer and I had a wildlife encounter on our afternoon walk today. I walk him next to a small river/creek that runs behind our building and it is not unusual to see cranes and the occasional great blue heron hunting there. Well today we were standing under one of the few small groups of trees when a heron (which was apparently in the tree) took off from directly above our heads, squawking. Having a three and a half foot tall bird over my head is not an experience I'd like to repeat any time soon.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2015 #42

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    That sounds like a lovely place to walk, and hopefully the next time you see a heron you can both appreciate it from afar. :p
     
  3. Sep 2, 2015 #43

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    Apparently there's now a couple of otters by me.

    I spotted one making it's way inland along a field boundry in march, but i met it againon the road about a week ago, where it decided to confuse any predatory instincts i may have had towards it by poledancing around a trailmarker.


    The best photo of one i ever got looked like a squiggle in the distance, but
    One of my neighbours is a keen amateur photographer and he has a telephoto lens.
     
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    Nice visual :p

    A perfect description of the photo I tried to take last evening of a full-arc rainbow at sunset.

    Those are beautiful pics! The otters in them appear to be fairly close to the sea. I always think of the ones here as hanging around tree-lined riverbanks.
     
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    I think the otters have their holts further by freshwater lochs or the drainage canal. I usually see them moving inland along the fencelines.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2015 #46

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    Lochs is such a better word than lakes. I want to start a petition to call american lakes lochs.

    "Where do you live?"
    "On the southern shore of Loch Ontario"



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  7. Sep 2, 2015 #47

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    OK, I'll sign. Maybe then a few people here in the US could actually learn to pronounce the "kh" portion of my surname. :p

    And, Crumbling, maybe you should consider saying "loch" or something else for us in the voice thread--it would be fun to hear from you there, too!
     
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    Agree, do it. Do it sir and I will toast you with a Speyside single malt. Though not while eating haggis. No matter what poem you invoke.

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  9. Sep 2, 2015 #49

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    Last night my bf found a tiny gecko, probably a Mediterranean house gecko but it was so tiny it was hard to tell. He handed it to me and it proceeded to run up my arm, across my cleavage, into my hair, and over my shoulder. We finally caught the little guy again and set him loose onto the building wall. Unfortunately we didn't get any pics.
     
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    A few years back, a black bear swam across the Ottawa river, climbed up the hill behind the Canadian Parliament buildings, and then wandered into the Parliament's Centre Block, through a door that had been propped open to let in some air (it was August and hot, and Centre Block had no central AC at the time).

    Again, not what you'd expect in a national capital - a little reminder how close many Canadians live to nature, even in our cities!
     
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    He was kind enough to squawk before taking off this time so I was not startled and managed to snag a pic.
     
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    Cool pic, lille!
     
  13. Sep 11, 2015 #53

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    Wild Life? How about Wild Night?

    Our two cats got out late last night and there were four of us out in the yard, in jammies, attempting to catch/tempt them back inside. One cat was hiding in the overgrown blackberry bushes that grow in the field next to my yard.
    A young possum kept running out of the bushes to 'investigate" what we were doing. It seemed like it would have been easier to catch him than the cats :doh:
     
  14. Sep 11, 2015 #54

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    You know what people say about trying to herd cats--apparently it's true! Leave it to a cat to find a hiding place in a bramble of thorns.

    And thanks for entertaining us all with the image of you running around outside in your PJs. Pics would have been even better, though. :D
     
  15. Sep 12, 2015 #55

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    I finally got a look at the baby opossum who's been living under our back porch for the last couple of weeks. He comes out after dark to eat the cat food we leave for him (Meow Mix is his favorite). He's kitten-sized and quite charming. but also extremely skittish, which is why I haven't been able to get a picture of him to show you. :(
     
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    I hope he gets over being camera shy pretty soon--I loved the picture of your wife feeding the young raccoon. :happy:
     
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    Found this little dude or dudette outside my house. The freaky colour made me stop and look more closely. Apparently it is a garlic snail!

    (Ours are normally brown with brown and tanish shells)
     
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    Last friday night we were surprised by a black bear under the carport strewing trash around my yard. He looked annoyed by my headlights....
     
  19. Oct 25, 2015 #59

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    My neighbor found a 25 pound little dead wild boar in the hedge between our gardens yesterday afternoon. The local hunt tenant came and said it must have been bitten to death by a fox (and tried to save himself to inhabited areas).

    It was a bit surreal, as I live in the city, only 15 minutes by bike from the city center - but at the same time 1/2 block from the woods. So probably the best of both worlds ....
     
  20. Oct 25, 2015 #60

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    Saw this guy on my walk the other day

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