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Old 03-25-2015, 09:12 AM   #1321
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For those who may follow the Decorah Eagles, #4 from last year was electrocuted... She was the last of the 2014 hatch.
As of now, there are three eggs in this year's nest. Still has snow.
You can watch the current nest, day and night, here...
Decorah Eagles, Ustream.TV: We are sorry to report that the 2014 juvie known as Four was electrocuted. Details can be found in this RRP Blog. And now ...
This years' hatch is expected late in March.

The free signup offers a chat, and access to the blog. Links to last years hatching, and things like the night time raccon attack are also on the site.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:43 AM   #1322
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Cute dog that went on our canoeing trip yesterday!
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(49, married; DH 53. I am fully retired as of 2015 (well ok, I still work part-time but only because I love the job and have complete freedom to call off if I want to travel with hubby for work), DH hopes to fully retire 2018 when he turns 55 to access 401K penalty-free...although he may decide to do part-time consulting)
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:19 AM   #1323
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Cute dog that went on our canoeing trip yesterday!
Nice dog, where's your life vest?
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Nice dog, where's your life vest?
LOL! That isn't me. I had my life vest on for sure! Here is a canoe selfie with hubby.
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LOL! That isn't me. I had my life vest on for sure! Here is a canoe selfie with hubby.
Wow...a great pic...such a glorious smile!
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Look at you! Such a great photo!

And love the dog--looks very happy and even has a shade thing to get under.
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Looks like great fun. I bet the dogs like the shade thing.
My dogs are not so lucky.
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On our deck last night:

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This guy has been stealing leaves from my oak trees:
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I would not feed them...or send Fido out to run them off!
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Finally got a pic of our boy 'hiding'....
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:30 PM   #1333
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That's hilarious, Texas Proud. I'm sure he was thinking to himself, "Hehehehe - those humans will never find me here!"
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This fawn grew up on my property. It was fun to watch- especially the day that she got up and was able to leave with her mom, old enough to keep up.


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Old 08-11-2015, 04:50 PM   #1336
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That's hilarious, Texas Proud. I'm sure he was thinking to himself, "Hehehehe - those humans will never find me here!"
Yes, I was thinking the same... he is a scardy cat and will run and 'hide' at times... most of the time he actual hides OK... under beds is his best place... I have been meaning to get a pic of him doing this for awhile...
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Used to be that I carried a camera everywhere... Definitely messed up on this one...

Last week at Woodhaven, I took my morning bike ride at sunup, and just a few hundred yards from my place. Middle of the week, so the campground was empty.

I spotted the momma in the bushes near the road. As I always do, stopped to watch, 'cuz where there's one, there's likely to be another. Sure enough, a closer look and I saw her baby... a beautiful fawn, white spots just beginning to fade.

Now, because our campground is so large (6000+ sites) the many deer are used to people, but never get too close. They are territorial, so I recognize some of them. Several years ago, I began speaking to the deer in a soft voice, and I found that this tends to allay their fears. They go ahead grazing, but with a watchful eye.

This time it really paid off, as after few minutes of waiting, the mother, the fawn, and then another fawn came out of the woods, and crossed the road about 20 feet in front of me. No hurry... then into some sparse woods on the other side of the road... in full sight.

You have to be patient. This time it paid off... Again, not twenty feet from the road, another doe... and this time, in a few more minutes, three... count 'em, her three... beautiful fawn... calm as could be...

What beats seeing seven deer close together? Top this....
Momma #1 begins nursing her two fawn, and in another minute, momma #2 begins nursing all three of her babies at the same time.

For me, an amazing ten minutes... not in a preserve, but in the wild... What a privilege, and what a joy to share a few moments of nature.

About six years ago, a doe was hit by a car and ended up with a broken leg, which never healed. Since then, she has been back every year... sometimes with one fawn, sometimes with two... Everyone who has been around for a long time recognizes her, but those who see her for the first time often report the "injured deer" to park security. In truth, probably the most recognized member of our very large community.

Who would have thought that a campground that sees crowds of up to 20.000, would have such a diverse animal population. Racoons, groundhogs, squirrels, rabbits, weasels, otters, chipmonk, beaver, muskrat, deer and a few years ago, some mink. At least 30 to 40 specie of land and water birds.

Most fun part for me, is to see newcomers who ask "Are there any wild animals in the park?"
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There hasn't been any action in this thread in 8 months - hope you guys don't mind if I revive it. This is one of 3 gals who live with me in my small studio. She just turned 4 and is about the cutest combination of feisty and lovable that a kitty can have. She sleeps with me every night. I know this might sound a bit kooky, but when I feel the weight and warmth of her little body next to, or on me, I feel a joy spreading throughout me, and I can fully relax for the night's sleep. In the morning when I wake up, she's still there. She's such a good pal.

When she's awake though, she's a little firecracker

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Not exactly the warm and cuddly kinda of family member, but gets along with the others. Just moved here from SCA

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