Pictures of Wildlife in your Back Garden

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    In that case, I'm glad I wasn't there :moose:
  2. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Indeed. Black bears consider the Dutch to be a rare delicacy.
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  3. I decided against using the flash for fear of blinding them. One of the 3 is obviously not in a sharing mood, as it has opted for occupying the foos dish in a most uncourteous fashion...

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  4. 2018-09-14 21.23.28-1.jpg I hear you object already that these 5 here do not qualify as "wildlife".
    Well, try to catch them and you'll see just how wild they can get

    The two bigger ones on the left are bros and/or sis (never could find out, see above), probably from the same father, while the smaller three (two with a fur like Hollandese cows, eating, and the black one with white socks looking at us from the bench) are their half bros/sis, all five from the same mother who is standing on the right.

    I did catch the mother once to have her sterilised, after one full year getting her accustomed to me, but just as I arrived at the veterinary's she actually broke free from the carrying box (which I had not noticed had a small crack in it), and returned home the following day. Needless to say, she now maintains a safety distance of at least two yards between me and her at all times...

    Don't let yourselves be deceived by the adorable look of the young ones either: I was able to grab one of those cute kitten a couple of months ago (think how small it was then), but quickly had to release it after it managed to inflict grievious wounds by fangs and claws on my forearm.
    I think they would make good "Catmandos" if they existed

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  5. The three musketeers back tonight. In spite if the better angle of shot, I still can't tell them apart:
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  6. Owen

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    We've had 1 visit the garden for a couple of weeks now, been leaving a bowl of mealworms out for it.
    Won't take a photo as like you said, didn't want to disturb it with the flash.
  7. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    The arrival of coyotes in our area over a decade ago took care of the growing feral cat problem. Now they even pluck them from back yards.
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  8. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    Our tiny hog photographed on a phone with a torch for illumination, a couple of hours ago.

    It had just finished eating "Go Cat" from my Patents Pending cat-proof feeder (photo from TrailCam).
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  9. Canuck,
    How much would you say would cost to ship a couple of coyotes over to France ?

    No hope to try and train the spiky trio to chase the cats away, they go along like they were old pals...
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  10. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    At the rate they have spread across Canada they'll likely get to France soon, on their own! A very resourceful and resilient creature.
  11. Great! This will not only save me shipping costs, but assured problems with the customs and my nevertheless-still-cat-loving conscience, not to mention my beloved half who was the original culprit in bringing these cat-squatters to our garden, by feeding them just once (so she thought!) when they were recc'ing around for a new home after their previous feeder sadly passed away last year.
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  12. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Of course, the coyotes don’t know if a cat is feral or domestic. All they know is cats are tasty and pretty easy to catch.

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  13. canuck

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    As wolves were eradicated across North America, coyotes have taken advantage of their number one enemy being absent and have have expanded their range in amazing fashion.

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  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Commorant,Burgess Park,Southwark,London

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  15. tmac

    tmac Senior Member Patron

    Birdbath ... a blackbird and a wood pigeon (I think) having a wash and brush-up in my small garden waterfall.

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  16. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Not in my back-garden (luckily) … but near Bad Essen on the northern fringe of the Teutoburger Forest (Germany) aka Wiehengebirge: fossilized footprints of dinosaurs:

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  17. Owen

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    Bought some proper hedgehog food on Friday as I read that mealworms aren't too good for hedgehogs.
    Had a look out the window earlier & there were 3 of them tucking into it.
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  18. Owen

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    Not using a flash so not to scare them. Here are the 3 of them again tonight.

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  19. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Feeding themselves up ready to hibernate very soon.

  20. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    Reed warbler. image.jpg
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