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Old 10-06-2017, 03:39 PM
 
Location: USA
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You know that old expression "Your Mother wears Army boots?" Well, I would be that Mom if I lived where those roaches are.
Lol. I can relate. I'm very squeamish, especially when it comes to all things creepy crawly. I still scream out loud when some critter scurries passed me. Once my brother complained & I said I couldn't help it, they scared me. He said, but you don't scream like eek, it's a mouse... you scream like you're being bludgeoned in an alleyway. I need to buy a pair of Doc Martens.
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:15 AM
 
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:32 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Sheesh, we have an abundance of all manner of wildlife. I see birds that I can't identify all the time that are just beautiful. All the colors of a Crayola box. Same with various types of lizards. Even here in the more urban area I currently reside in we have deer, coyotes, coons, skunks, badgers, kit and grey fox, even bears and mountain lions wander through town on occasion. Hawks, owls and even bald and golden eagles are common to see. I'm in Carson City and we butt right up to the Sierras so wildlife abounds.


The Capitol grounds aren't far from my place and it's quite common to see large numbers of deer there. Smack dab in the middle of town. The hospital campus sees a lot of deer as well. With the large numbers of quite tame deer that hang out in town it surprises me there isn't more cat sightings. It would be a regular grocery store for them. But the cats tend to be pretty shy of being around people.


Having lived most of my life on a very rural ranch the biggest issue I see with wildlife here is people putting out food. Especially for the predators like the coyotes. That is a huge mistake, and far to many people do it. Especially with coyotes. Yea, it's cool to see them, they can be fascinating to watch, but they are NOT an animal you want making your living space a regular hangout.


If anything you need to do what you can to totally discourage them. It's a gimme assumption their motives are not to be your friend.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:58 AM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Whitetail deer, moose, elk, wolves, foxes, coons, skunks, mink, muskrats, beaver, flying (and other) squirrels, partridge, grouse, turkeys, ospreys, herons, ducks, geese, turtles, frogs, jack rabbits, assorted other birds and the occasional bald eagle.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Flying squirrels are fun to watch...had one come consistently to a feeder with nuts, at night of course.
Feeder was very close to window, so cats were enthralled too.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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My yard is like a fairy tale today. A chickadee landed on my head. I was sitting right next to this metal ball feeder and it made a pit stop right on top of my head. It made me laugh out loud! He hung from the ball feeder and 'dee, dee, dee'd' at me. So cute.

We also have this little mole who pops up to drink out of the birdbath that I have on the ground. He is so quick... pops up, disappears. Pops up, disappears. His fur looks so silky. I wish I could give him a little pet on his back.

I suddenly have about 2 dozen Robins in my yard, too. They must be moving south. One took a bath and splashed and had fun while I was sitting there. I put cut-up grapes and dried fruit out for them and they seemed pretty happy.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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You are on my list of favorite "nature people"...

Your descriptions are fun...and yes, those moles are VERY quick






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My yard is like a fairy tale today. A chickadee landed on my head. I was sitting right next to this metal ball feeder and it made a pit stop right on top of my head. It made me laugh out loud! He hung from the ball feeder and 'dee, dee, dee'd' at me. So cute.

We also have this little mole who pops up to drink out of the birdbath that I have on the ground. He is so quick... pops up, disappears. Pops up, disappears. His fur looks so silky. I wish I could give him a little pet on his back.

I suddenly have about 2 dozen Robins in my yard, too. They must be moving south. One took a bath and splashed and had fun while I was sitting there. I put cut-up grapes and dried fruit out for them and they seemed pretty happy.
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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You are on my list of favorite "nature people"...

Your descriptions are fun...and yes, those moles are VERY quick






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We'll be Nature Buddies.

This morning I picked up a tray that I had seeds in and out popped the little mole. He scurried off so fast that I didn't get to introduce myself.

We still have lots of chipmunks out and about. I love those little guys.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Deer, elk, moose, black and griz bear, mountain lion, quail, turkey, coyotes, eagles, osprey, geese and ducks off the top of my head.
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:55 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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Deer, elk, moose, black and griz bear, mountain lion, quail, turkey, coyotes, eagles, osprey, geese and ducks off the top of my head.
Wolves? I know Idaho has some.
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