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Old 06-07-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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This happened a long time ago but my kids think it's so funny..they will prolly tell this story at my Funeral. So, it's early Sunday morning and I am drinking my morning tea on the porch (one of my fav things to do.) I see a new boulder in the yard and go over to investigate..it is a new deer..with spots and everything. It is so weak and pitiful..I take it into the house and try to call Animal Rescue..too early and it's Sunday. I make a makeshift bottle and try to feed it skim milk...it just runs out of it's mouth. Meanwhile the deer are gathering in the tree line...I take the poor thing over to my MIL's next door.. the deer follow me ..in the tree line...We do stuff like listen to it's heart..look in it's mouth.. run a light over it's eyes..can't really find an injury but it just lays there eyes all glazed over. I open the door to take the poor thing home and there is a deer on the porch looking in the window. The deer runs back to the middle of the lawn about 20 feet from the tree line. My husband tells me that might be it's mother and to lay it down close to her and see what happens. I tell him no I think she abandoned it because it's dying. But to humor him I start for the Momma deer...she bolts into the trees and you can hear the crashing as she is running for her life. I get to where the Momma was standing lay her dying baby on the ground and walk back to the house. I am standing by the house now and watching the baby. It is just where I left it hasn't moved an inch. I go back to pick it up since the Momma obviously did abandon it. I got almost close enough to touch it when it jumped up...shook itself and practicly flew into the trees. I have seen lots of stuff go from life to death but from death to life so fast?? Never. I was so startled that as I stepped back I fell landing square on my butt. My husband laughed so hard he had coffee coming out his nose. To this day I don't know if he was laughing at me or the baby deer.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I like reptiles! Never have seen a pancake turtle, just photos. Very interesting...are all their internal organs FLAT??

Must be like a flounder-


gbh


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A little alligator fear is healthy. But they'll leave you alone if you leave them alone. It does make me nervous when my cat tries to wander around outside. Hopefully he has enough sense to stay away from a gator, but you never know!

Now I can add my friend the giant toad, who was just hanging out on our front porch. And there's a really good sized black racer in the backyard who comes up and looks in our sliding glass door sometimes. Dh said he saw an enormous pancake turtle around the corner earlier today.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Well, it is funny, except at the time it appeared different to you! Wow, the deer on the porch, looking in....mom was doing what all mothers would-

Great husband reaction

I learned the hard way too....that nature takes care of its' own, and only very rarely needs our intervention-and that only due to actions of human beings.

Have a pleasant evening~

gbh





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This happened a long time ago but my kids think it's so funny..they will prolly tell this story at my Funeral. So, it's early Sunday morning and I am drinking my morning tea on the porch (one of my fav things to do.) I see a new boulder in the yard and go over to investigate..it is a new deer..with spots and everything. It is so weak and pitiful..I take it into the house and try to call Animal Rescue..too early and it's Sunday. I make a makeshift bottle and try to feed it skim milk...it just runs out of it's mouth. Meanwhile the deer are gathering in the tree line...I take the poor thing over to my MIL's next door.. the deer follow me ..in the tree line...We do stuff like listen to it's heart..look in it's mouth.. run a light over it's eyes..can't really find an injury but it just lays there eyes all glazed over. I open the door to take the poor thing home and there is a deer on the porch looking in the window. The deer runs back to the middle of the lawn about 20 feet from the tree line. My husband tells me that might be it's mother and to lay it down close to her and see what happens. I tell him no I think she abandoned it because it's dying. But to humor him I start for the Momma deer...she bolts into the trees and you can hear the crashing as she is running for her life. I get to where the Momma was standing lay her dying baby on the ground and walk back to the house. I am standing by the house now and watching the baby. It is just where I left it hasn't moved an inch. I go back to pick it up since the Momma obviously did abandon it. I got almost close enough to touch it when it jumped up...shook itself and practicly flew into the trees. I have seen lots of stuff go from life to death but from death to life so fast?? Never. My husband laughed so hard he had coffee coming out his nose.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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this morning i rescued a 3 ft long corn snake that had parked itself in the middle of the road. it managed to nick my wrist before i turned it loose.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Well.. since we're talking about things that fly... Here's my favorite bird.. The Boeing 767-300-ER.

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Old 06-08-2011, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Actually, here's a picture I took last year on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, on the rural north side of the island, about 10 miles north of Honolulu. I know plenty about the birds that have propellers and jet engines, but not the ones with feathers... Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it's a cardinal, and I think he was getting ready to go shopping!

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Old 06-08-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Uh, Mike....where's the picture???

I saw a pair of owls this morning on my walk. They're just beautiful.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Uh, Mike....where's the picture???

I saw a pair of owls this morning on my walk. They're just beautiful.
NoMoreSnow, there was a problem with the webserver I have the pictures on, but you can see them now.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Wonderful, uggabugga!

Well not the nip part , but you saved a bit of nature...snake by snake, or one-by-one!


......corn snakes are beautiful....MANY yrs ago my then boyfriend and I would go "snake hunting" but only to capture for him to keep for awhile in aquariums. My first find was the orange corn snake.





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this morning i rescued a 3 ft long corn snake that had parked itself in the middle of the road. it managed to nick my wrist before i turned it loose.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Umm, a pilot...


I am not familiar w/Hawaii birds....this looks similar to a cardinal but they are all red...maybe someone who knows will chime in-pretty photos

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Actually, here's a picture I took last year on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, on the rural north side of the island, about 10 miles north of Honolulu. I know plenty about the birds that have propellers and jet engines, but not the ones with feathers... Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it's a cardinal, and I think he was getting ready to go shopping!
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