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Show Us: A thread on your local animals

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In effort that we learn a bit about the various animals and places where fellow Amaranthians live, I thought I'd start a "Show Us" thread with photos of wild animals in your area.

 

Now, I know... we've all various versions of wild pets...

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And if that's the animals you have... that's great... but let's also add a bit of a story/description with them as common animals to you might be entirely unknown to others:

 

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A baby pelican landed on the dock in front of Amanda and I recently... it had no fear as we walked within one meter of it!

 

For privacy sake, you can state what city or general area where you spotted the animal, but please be careful not to expose any personal information.

 

So, guys... let's see those animals! :)

 

-Brycej

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That's some rather sinister looking neighbors you have :)

 

I have to say, it's rather impressive to be 89F at midnight!

 

On the subject of the pesky... I've a new one for you... this guy whom swooped in on our lunch the other day!

 

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Caught in the act!

 

Thankfully he doesn't like olives! :)

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Is.. that a crow? :o It looks too light to be one.

 

Have not managed to snap pics of local wildlife yet. Well, there's ducks, but they kinda sit around in the park pond all the time.

 

Does it count if I post pictures of animals I saw while on a trip? :P

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I'm not sure what it is... but as "theone" recognized... it's not a crow. :)

 

We have names for them... but this is a family site so I'll keep those comments to myself. :)

 

I do have another bird that's a bit more recognizable:

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This dove comes by the house quite regularly... I see him sitting on our railing.

 

Thankfully he's yet to come in and try to lift my dinner from me. :)

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Wow Mopiece... Incredible wildlife you have in your back yard!

 

I'm afraid if we had such wildlife it would end up like the poor raccoon above.

 

I'll have to take some more photos tomorrow... but no chance it'll be a deer!

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Not much local wildlife here except the regular doggies, pigeons in the morning, and crows all day. There are also sparrows, and the occasional Common Myna (which are supposed to bring good luck o.o) but I don't have pictures of them..yet!

 

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This is a crow. Even though it's badly hazy, I kinda like the effect :]

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Wow amazing! I don't see much wild life where I'm at. I do seeloose dogs coming to my yard frequent to bark at the house (Yea my dog is what they are trying to bark at).

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I wish I had pictures of the rabbit that took up residence in my kitchen.

 

Unfortunately I moved mere days before this thread came up... and I didn't think to take pictures b/c it's my friend's rabbit... we even had makeshift doggy doors to keep her in until she got old enough. (edit: Would that still have counted? I just remembered there's also a pet thread)

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Well I think we had a few wild ones outside but I hadn't seen them in a while since I wasn't walking around outside in the early morning/late night as much any more.

 

My current place only has squirrels.

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Wow... wild boar!

 

We used to have such animals where I once lived, but not where I live today.

 

The only problem I found wiht boar was that they would not keep out of the traffic and sometimes ended up looking like that racoon shown earlier.

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We have peregrine falcons living right in the middle of our city! There are nest boxes set up on different buildings and many cameras to watch them interact, court, and raise young.

Right now there are a couple different males and females in the same area, which always ends up with territorial battles, until one couple wins the area.

 

http://rfalconcam.com/rfc-main/cameras.php

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We have tons of wildlife where I live, but unfortunately, I live in the middle of the city so I don't see much of it myself. But hitting a deer or moose on the road is a real risk here - I have to plan my trips back to my hometown so that I'm not on the highway near or during the dark hours, especially during moose mating season. My co-workers who live on the outskirts of the city also say they've had bears in their backyards. And that's really just the tip of it xD

 

Anyway, here are a few pics I've managed to snap.

 

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Not sure what kind of bird this is, but it's the brightest yellow I've seen on a wild bird. I couldn't get a sharp picture of him because he kept fluttering around!

 

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A muskrat! He kept coming and going as I sat by the lake, eating my lunch!

 

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A chipmunk! We actually have tons of this little critters around but they usually move so fast and are so small that they're usually out of sight in the blink of an eye.

 

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And we have lots of ducks, of course xD

 

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And, of course, Canada Geese xD These guys held up traffic for a while, too.

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@Bryce

 

Great picture. It makes me wish I lived near a pier.

 

@Aeternus

 

Do you have any pictures of Moose? I think they're such funny animals.

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Great Photos Aeternus... we don't have any moose where we live... it would be quite a site around here! :)

 

Next time you see one... break out that phone! :)

 

Honestly, since starting this thread I find myself looking at the animals I see regularly wondering if I could manage to get a good photo of them on my phone :)

 

Amanda spotted a hummingbird nesting in a tree outside our place the other day... I wanted to take a photo but it's so small and hard to see, I'd need to get closer to get a good photo but I didn't want to scare it so... onward to my next unsuspecting animal. :)

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