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Old 06-29-2005, 07:08 PM   #21
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Very doubtful they would harm your dogs. Black bears are pretty docile
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Really? My one dog is not always so friendly to other creatures and I'm afraid she might chase a cub. The other would immediately think, "OH look! Puppies!" and want to play with the cubs. Won't the mother want to defend them?
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Re: Suburban wildlife
Old 06-29-2005, 07:57 PM   #22
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Really? My one dog is not always so friendly to other creatures and I'm afraid she might chase a cub. The other would immediately think, "OH look! Puppies!" and want to play with the cubs. Won't the mother want to defend them?
Yeah, under those circumstances you could have a problem.

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Old 06-29-2005, 08:01 PM   #23
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We have Jackson chameleons running around the back yard... actual length about eight inches.
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We have Jackson chameleons running around the back yard... actual length about eight inches.
He looks like he just swallowed one of your cats!
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He looks like he just swallowed one of your cats!
They're like cockroaches-- if you can actually find one then you have at least a dozen more. But our yard is mosquito-free!

Our compost pile is supporting an entire mongoose family... they're probably hypercaffeinated but they keep the compost well-turned & aerated.
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Old 06-30-2005, 12:35 AM   #27
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You have more interesting visitors than I do.

I have quail among other birds, and rabbits, mice and lizards in the yard. Between my back fence (which is wrought iron) and the creek is a path where coyotes and skunks travel during the night. I've already been awaken by a skunk letting his scent go. Oh my gosh, what a way to wake up at 3 AM. Shut that window fast.

I would think there are opossums and racoons too, just haven't seen them.
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Good lord Nords, do those things ever get in the house?
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* Good lord Nords, do those things ever get in the house?
The chameleons & the mongoose are quite happy in the back yard. The house is filled with geckos but they stay out of the way and they're fun to watch. The geckos chirp at each other to declare their territory, though, and that'll wake you out of a sound sleep in the middle of the night.

The field mice, however, think that bunny food is yummy and we're on our third invader this year. I'm watching a live trap now and when the kid goes to bed we'll haul out the snappers.
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Then, 20 feet away on the lanai, a flock of quail walked past--

Ummmmm.....quail...


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You have more interesting visitors than I do.

I have quail among other birds, and rabbits, mice and lizards in the yard.* Between my back fence (which is wrought iron) and the creek is a path where coyotes and skunks travel during the night.* I've already been awaken by a skunk letting his scent go.* Oh my gosh, what a way to wake up at 3 AM.* Shut that window fast.*

I would think there are opossums and racoons too, just haven't seen them.
Not exactly suburbs, but not wilderness either. *Here is our list
(this is spotted from the house)

Hawks, eagles, herons, cranes, gulls, kingfishers, ducks, geese, *pelicans, deer , possums, raccoons, owls, deer, groundhogs, skunks, turkeys, chipmunks, bats, frogs, toads, snakes, musk rats,
squirrels, rabbits. *Also nearby, but not actually seen in the sub (so far) are
foxes, pheasants, coyotes, weasels (various), and beaver.

Fun watching all of God's critters. *I like them more than people in
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We live in town, not the suburbs either, but there's still wildlife.* BF sees and hears more of it than I do.* Spied or heard from our tiny lot, he's got probably close to or over 100 bird species on his yard list.* He's also reported seeing fox, beaver, and possum in the neighborhood.

I did see a monarch butterfly by our milkweeds last weekend.* (The neighbor must be upset at the weeds encroaching upon her yard from ours.)
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We have bufo all over the road after rainstorms (especially during winter) but this was waiting in the flowerpot when spouse went out to water the plants this morning. (It's dug in pretty well.)

No field mouse sightings this morning-- yet.
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actual length about eight inches.
Is that actual actual length or what a lot of guys THINKS is eight inches?

I wouldnt trust the bear with the dogs. Hell, the deer in my mcmansion backyard kicked the living crap out of my neighbors dog and he wasnt even bugging them...just walking around and WHAM.
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* The house is filled with geckos but they stay out of the way and they're fun to watch.*
* *Ah .. geckos. We got a big kick out of watching them when we visited Maui. I put a soda bottle down and it was immediately commandeered by one of the little fellows ...
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Is that actual actual length or what a lot of guys THINKS is eight inches?
Imagine my surprise that you picked up on it first.

The piece of wood under the Jackson? That's a 2x6...
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Old 07-01-2005, 05:43 AM   #37
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Imagine my surprise that you picked up on it first.

The piece of wood under the Jackson?* That's a 2x6...
He didn't notice it first, just had the poor taste to go with it.
I was half way through a similar post and reconsidered.
Some of us have a bit of self control

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Ah Johnny...considering you've gone for quite a few things that I left untouched should say a lot about your self control. I suppose the good news is that our constituency can always count on one of us to take care of business...
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Not as much wildlife at the house as at the cabin.

House:
Magpies, quail, sparrows, finches, hummingbirds, doves, and a bunch of other birds that I have no idea what they are.
Squirels, chipmunks, mole, ground squirrels, racoon, deer, fox and mice.

Cabin:
Wild turkey, deer, moose, elk, hawks, eagles, Mexican Bluejays, mice (tons of them ), fox, coyotes, marmot, ground hogs, bats, peacock (peahen actually), goats (mountain variety), bobcat, cougar, hummingbirds, squirrels, who knows what else?

I only hunt with a camera. Not into hunting unless the animals are armed too.... 8)
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Cabin:
Wild turkey, deer, moose, elk, hawks, eagles, Mexican Bluejays, mice (tons of them* ), fox, coyotes, marmot, ground hogs, bats, peacock (peahen actually), goats (mountain variety), bobcat, cougar, hummingbirds, squirrels, who knows what else?

I only hunt with a camera.* Not into hunting unless the animals are armed too.... 8)
Well, let's see some wildlife Pics! - I would assume the cabin is in the Mountains with Elk and Mountain Goats! - What state is the cabin in?
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