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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Look What I Saw in My Front Yard
« on: January 12, 2021, 02:01 PM »
My wife throws out bread for the birds but look who showed up:




I never even knew there were black foxes.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Look What I Saw in My Front Yard
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 02:23 PM »
Winters do bring out wildlife like no others. Looking out the kitchen window about a week ago (screenshot from a video)....

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Look What I Saw in My Front Yard
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 03:34 PM »
And it's mating season, too. 
- Willy -

  "Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. 
  The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass."

 - Herman Lincoln Wayland (1830-1898)

Offline Packard

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Re: Look What I Saw in My Front Yard
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 03:27 PM »
I've never seen a black fox either. 

I've had foxes, a coyote, snakes of all kinds, gophers, skunks and some miscellaneous other small animals.

One entire summer I had two red tailed hawks nesting in my backyard.  My back yard abuts a large nature preserve so there was plenty for them to feed on.  I told my neighbors to keep their cats indoors.  Not everyone listened to me.  A couple went missing.

I've even told people I have had Wildebestes in my backyard to which I got "Really?"  I mean, really?  Wildebestes?  They are from Africa. 

Offline Packard

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Re: Look What I Saw in My Front Yard
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2021, 04:02 PM »
I had a redtail hawk nest in my backyard the entire summer a few years back.  I warned the neighbors but still some cats went missing.

I hit the "up" button on my garage door before I rounded the corner and when I drove onto my driveway a deer ran into the garage.  He thought the better of it and turned around.  But nowadays I wait until I can see the driveway before hitting the "up" button my garage door.

I frequently have a small flock of wild turkeys on my lawn looking for all the world like they gang members from a scene of West Side Story, constantly on the lookout for other gangs. 

I am seeing coyotes on the side of the highway lately.  Not a good sign.  My home abuts to a nature preserve (required when a shopping mall was constructed.  About 500 yards deep and probably a mile long it is mandated to remain undeveloped, so lots of small animals. 

I tell people about the wildebeests living back there.  An amazing number of people believe me when I tell them. [eek]


Offline ChuckM

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Re: Look What I Saw in My Front Yard
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2021, 06:16 PM »
Cool!

Seeing wildlife like this reminds me of Dick Proenneke (Alone in Wilderness 1 & 2, etc.). I'm never tired of rewatching his videos, just as how much I enjoy Tage Frid's woodworking clips again and again.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Look What I Saw in My Front Yard
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2021, 11:16 PM »
Look close and ya can him eating Lunch


Offline Oldwood

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Re: Look What I Saw in My Front Yard
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2021, 10:38 AM »
We had this group of troublemakers move in behind our shop. When mom needs some me time she just hops up on the roof of the shed.

The foxes around here have some black feet, but I have never seen an all black one.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Confucius

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Look What I Saw in My Front Yard
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2021, 10:53 AM »
Several years ago, I returned home from work only to find a neighbor standing in my driveway, which was rather unusual.  I asked him what was up.  He said, "Willy, there's a dog on your garage roof."  I took one look and said, "Bob, that's not a dog.  It's a coyote."  And that was in a Virginia suburb of Washington, DC.  I kept an even closer eye on my dogs when they were out after that. 
- Willy -

  "Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. 
  The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass."

 - Herman Lincoln Wayland (1830-1898)