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Old 07-23-2007, 06:11 PM
 
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Stop it!!!!!!!!! You are not telling me that Georgia is the home of "Smokey the Bear"!!!!!!!!!! Please tell me you are kidding!! Tell me the bears are just on Animal Planet in Georgia!!! What encounter do you know of about the bears?
They'll come up on your porch/deck sniffing around for food.
Don't tempt them by leaving garbage cans out, otherwise some night you might get a surprise. Occasionally, someone in Big Canoe or Bent Tree will find a window broken and the kitchen trashed after a bear burgles the place.

Actual attacks are rare, but not unheard of.

And they don't wear those cute little hats, either.
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Marietta Georgia
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Default Local wild life - Marietta along Ward Creek

Janette! Stop it. Deer are precious little animals that are cute as heck. Our property borders on a wetlands in Marietta, next to Ward Creek. I have at least an hour's worth of deer video and hundreds of photos, including deer nursing their babies. You can't be afraid of them after that. Last year a mom parked her twin babies about 30 feet from my front porch while she went off to do whatever deer moms do when they get a chance.

Took me about 15 minutes to get the door open enough to take a picture 'cause every time I touched anything at the door, one or both would stand up and look around.

Twins waiting for mom

This year we have a mom and baby in our yard almost every day. They are no bother except for the sultanas and some of my wife's favorites around the yard. She goes out and tries to chase them away from her plants, but I'll show her the fighting deer video - she will likely leave them alone after that.

Here are a couple of night shots, just so you will know what might be out there then.

Fox at Night
Two Headed Deer

Here is another wild animal (below), a rare driftwood horse. I was lucky enough to get a good closeup. This is the same field the deer like to graze in. The pond is in the background. The pond area is where the fox and two headed deer were when I took the night shots. My front porch is behind the 3 big trees above the posterior of the horse.

Rare Driftwood Horse


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Last edited by Oldtimer4267; 08-11-2007 at 04:45 PM.. Reason: add detail, correct typos
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Old 08-11-2007, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Monroe,Ga.
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Oldtimer...Awesome pictures! The deer are so beautiful and loved the fox, too. Georgia is THE place to be. Love it!
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Old 08-11-2007, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Monroe,Ga.
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I have to add...while walking through my subdivision into the next subdivision one early morning my friend and I saw 3 fawns just running from yard to yard with an apparent destination in mind. What a beautiful sight. I might add on another morning the neighboring farm had his cows get loose! What a sight to see about 2 dozen cows walking through the street mooing and not knowing who they should follow! Looked like a Chick Fila commercial! Just love it here! By the way, the farmer got them herded back with his pick up truck!
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:36 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Janette - I have the name of some nice friendly therapists who will be happy to give you some happy pills to help with this terror of all things alive.
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