Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Apr 18, 2010.
In that case, I'm glad I wasn't there
Indeed. Black bears consider the Dutch to be a rare delicacy.
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...
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
The three musketeers back tonight. In spite if the better angle of shot, I still can't tell them apart:
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.
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.
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).
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...
At the rate they have spread across Canada they'll likely get to France soon, on their own! A very resourceful and resilient creature.
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.
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.
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.
Birdbath ... a blackbird and a wood pigeon (I think) having a wash and brush-up in my small garden waterfall.
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:
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.
Not using a flash so not to scare them. Here are the 3 of them again tonight.
Feeding themselves up ready to hibernate very soon.
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