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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2019, 12:35:40 PM »
Nature red in tooth and mandible....

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2019, 05:38:02 AM »
Lots of deer yesterday.  Almost hit one, but wasn't going fast (curvy road) and slammed on brakes.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2019, 10:31:46 AM »
I watched two chipmunks outside my office run headlong into each other 3 times in rapid succession, the scurry away.  I'd never seen a fight like that before.
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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2019, 01:35:30 PM »
Fighting?

Or Alvin running into Simon,  who's lost his glasses?

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2019, 08:59:13 AM »
Fighting?

Or Alvin running into Simon,  who's lost his glasses?

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I though it was just a silly collision (think Far Side "Nature Scenes We rarely See"), but the repetition led me to conclude conflict.
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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2019, 09:24:35 AM »
Were they males? Was there a female nearby?

Stag fights?

Or over food?

(Now I'm recalling the Chipmunks with those reindeer antler things tied to their heads and butting away...don't mind me, I'm in editing mode at the moment...)

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2019, 11:22:38 AM »
Were they males? Was there a female nearby?

I can't tell them apart from a distance.

Only they know the difference.
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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2019, 11:31:20 AM »
If I'm recalling correctly, the female chipmunks wear skirts...
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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2019, 01:59:57 PM »
Wild turkeys everywhere!

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2019, 03:33:31 AM »
If I'm recalling correctly, the female chipmunks wear skirts...

..and bows, right?
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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2019, 01:53:10 PM »
Wild turkeys everywhere!
There was a wild turkey named Gus that roamed near my college campus.  Not sure how it got its name.  It was killed by a van on the local town thoroughfare.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2019, 03:20:20 PM »
There is a tree frog who has apparently decided that our watering can, atop the rain barrel, is their personal (frogonal?) swimming hole or nap spot. 
I'm charmed.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2019, 08:38:12 AM »
There is a tree frog who has apparently decided that our watering can, atop the rain barrel, is their personal (frogonal?) swimming hole or nap spot. 
I'm charmed.

So am I.  That sounds like the perfect spot - sheltered & humid.

I had to stop yardwork the other day to photograph a gray tree frog who was resting in the opening to an old birdhouse.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2019, 12:46:26 PM »
According to spouse's hypothesis based on the evidence present at the scene, a coyote visited our back patio last night and may have played with one of spouse's outdoor shoes.  Maybe it was partaking in Mischief Night festivities.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2019, 06:30:24 AM »
HUGE rat on my back stoop last night, courtesy of one of the barn kitties. Thanks! I didn't need for it to be dragged all the way up from the barn to prove your ratting prowess! The LGD (livestock guardian dog) was also very active last night - the coyotes must have been out and about. It's one reason I don't worry about the ancient barn cats - they are great protection for everything. I looked at the camera footage, though, and didn't see anything other than her pacing and the goats sleeping.