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Old 08-04-2018, 06:06 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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a neighbor of mine came running and screaming at me a moment ago saying there was a snake on her front porch .. she had a garden hoe in her hand .. come kill it she said .. no .. not till i see what it is .. of coarse it was a harmless garter snake .. i took it to safer grounds ...
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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My hero of the day!

Cute little guy...glad she called you before using that hoe
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:16 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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My hero of the day!

Cute little guy...glad she called you before using that hoe
lucky her husband was at work ,, he kills with no discretion ..
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:46 PM
 
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Never saw a garter snake marked like that. Ours have stripes.

Today a squirrel was busy pulling up mushrooms on the lawn. When he got done eating the cap, he sat there gnawing the stem, holding it in both hands like a kid with a peppermint stick.
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Never saw a garter snake marked like that. Ours have stripes.

Today a squirrel was busy pulling up mushrooms on the lawn. When he got done eating the cap, he sat there gnawing the stem, holding it in both hands like a kid with a peppermint stick.
Awww....sweet little guy. Glad your yard has mushrooms
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I have several hummingbird feeders right outside my sewing studio windows. Several times I have seen a hummer perch and scratch behind their "ears" just like a dog. Very fun to see.
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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Not super exciting but still fun to watch. Every year around November turkeys come down from the hills and march through the neighborhood. They stick to the sidewalks and lawns, don't go into the street. A lot of times it's mamma turkeys with little babies waddling behind. But last year there were ten or twelve grown ups, no little ones visible. For once, got it on video.
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Not super exciting but still fun to watch. Every year around November turkeys come down from the hills and march through the neighborhood. They stick to the sidewalks and lawns, don't go into the street. A lot of times it's mamma turkeys with little babies waddling behind. But last year there were ten or twelve grown ups, no little ones visible. For once, got it on video.

I'd be exciting to me! Good you got that on video...I've not seen baby turkeys. Maybe the second batch included some juveniles...

Envious
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:50 AM
 
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Here is a picture from the first year we saw him.. Taken in 2016, so he's been in there for three years..

Get a load of those paws... wouldn't want to meet up with one of those paws... And he's only a little black bear..


We do walk in these woods sometimes. There are dirt paths that we stick to. Never came upon him while in there.



Last year when he came through the yard for water, our little mixed corgi chased him up a tree. So he is very timid still, which is a good thing.


We have called our state EPA and they are unable to do anything unless the bear is troublesome. Which makes sense.




Want to also add that our ruby throat hummers have successfully fledged two babies... We can tell that two of those flying around the last few days are young ones, bc they are so curious.. They stop their high speed flights right in front of us and hover in place, looking at us and cocking their heads, looking, looking..

How neat!
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:46 AM
 
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The pair of Orioles returned...just in time for blackberries and tomatoes.
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