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Spring Wildlife Pics

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by webbie, May 4, 2009.

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  1. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I was gonna add these to the "winter wildlife" thread - but Spring is definitely here!

    From the backyard this morning....

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  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    There's probably mice in that compost pile. When I turn my pile, my dog is right there waiting to snatch up a tasty morsel. Unfortunately, she keeps the foxes away.
  3. CrappieKeith

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    Cool pics Craig.
    Here's a few from last weekend.
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  4. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah, Keith....i checked the GPS info on those lakes and will be sending the crowds there soon......
    ;-P
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    With openers this weekend it'll be a zoo out there for sure.

    I'll be heading for other smaller back woods waters to hide out from the masses.
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    Mule deer routinely wander through/around our property. This guy stopped by outside the shop the other morning to say hi. Rick

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  7. CrappieKeith

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    No muleys here...plenty of whitetail.
    Nice pic!!!!
  8. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure I'd call that wasted time. Rick
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    I'd call that serinity time and that's priceless!
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    Agreed 100% Id rather see wild animals on the way to work in the morning than brake lights!

    Nothing like the real thing. Nice photos everyone.
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    Yes thankfully spring is here.

    We've been feeding ducks & geese for years. What you see here is a daily confrontation where the male goose keeps the ducks away from the food. After about 5 minutes they reach an accommodation, but the goose remains the corn sheriff. And the ducks yield when the female goose wants some corn.
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    As we left the lake last night.....I thought to shoot a sunset pic.
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    A pic from the front yard of the cabin (Mississippi river back channel):

    Edit: this area is commonly filled with all sorts of water foul, just not in this pic. Ducks of all flavors, geese, herons and Bald Eagles to name a few.

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  15. CrappieKeith

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    I live on thre Miss 1 county for the headwaters
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    You know what I'm Say'in. ;-)
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    You bet...it's been loaded with Woodies,Mallards,Buffleheads and Candian Geese aong with a few teal.
  18. webbie

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    Foxes on Parade Video:
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    ^It's amazing that those fox's are so down with living next to people. Around here fox's are very low profile.
  20. webbie

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    they are here also - I have seen one for about 10 seconds in the last 4 years...until these!
    Mom just decided to live under the shed for awhile and it happens we have no loose dogs on the street. So I think this is just dumb luck.......probably the only pics and video like that I will ever get!
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    Carl the alarm clock and a wild rabbit. We have 3-8 rabbits in the yard every evening and Carl keeps watch ! Pretty relaxing to watch.

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    Spotted a moose crossing the on-ramp on the Interstate this morning in Newburgh (that would be Ricky Craven Country for Nascar fans) . . . appeared as though he had crossed the Interstate just a few minutes before. No time to take a pic . . .
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    And here I thought you didn't like Fox News!
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    The bigger Fox looks like it has Mange. If it does it needs to be "removed" before it spreads the mange to other Fox.
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    Awesome video Craig! Everytime I get a chance to take a pic of what limited wildlife we have here, by the time I get the camera its gone.....you ust have some good video Karma!
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