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Discussion in 'Flora & Fauna' started by Crazysanman, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Wolfcri

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    Those are nice shots. How far was it and what kind of camera did you use?
    I just saw a 'yote running across the road yesterday in an area where they officially don't exist.
     
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    Thanks, I had a Fuji Finepix S1 zoomed way in at 50x. The coyote was watching me from the field approaching up the lane on a quad bike. He just watched and scratched at fleas. When I got about 25yards it stood up, but didn't run. I stopped and snapped a few pics. Afterwards, we both just left in our own direction, but there was no panic or fear from this coyote (that's something I'm not used to seeing).

    I think this guy is use to the locals dumping dinner scraps 'back the lane' in the evening. They all cruise back on motorized bikes, so it must be a dinner bell for this coyote.
     
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    Ruffed Grouse outside my kitchen window this morning...

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    A desert bighorn sheep I spotted in Capital Reef National Park.
     
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    Need to catch up on this thread...
    Corvus corax keeping an eye on things on ruins in Chaco Canyon.
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    Some mulies. These were shot at about 30x zoom; they were curious until the wind shifted, and then they were outta there. First time I've ever seen them in real life.
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    Bubblenetters, somewhere in Southeast Alaska
     
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    One more. Grey whale spy hop. Boca de la Soledad, Baja.

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    Some spider shots from my old mans backyard.
    There is hundreds of thousands of huntsmens on his property, very easy to find at night with a torch as their eyes reflect light.

    Can give you a nice bite if they have to, but not really that venomous.
    More just a scary bite as big fangs lol.

    They are our loyal ally in the endless war vs roaches..... so most Aussies are more tolerant of these spiders.
     
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    Not the best picture ...things happen fast...Think this weasel was feeding a family...
     

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    ChipppS09, that is a great pic!
    You look at it and you cant help but wonder the thought going through its head when it sees you!
     
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    A big millipede. The black in left is around 8" in length.
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    When I lived in Florida bobcats were a common sight in the area we lived in. I had hoped to see a panther, but was never lucky enough. pictures 150.jpg
     
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    The chickadees, completely undaunted by today's blizzard taking turns at the feeder...

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    Owww, right in the feels with that one...
     
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    In my first post for this thread I had multiple pictures but edited it back to one based on the OP's request in the first post

    "The rules are simple, post one picture a day of wildlife that you've encountered."
     
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    Sea turtles coming ashore on the Big Island of Hawaii

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    On STJ last winter. I was walking to work and this little guy and a buck were browsing right off the trail. They aren't hunted there so this one let me get about 5 feet away before it ran, only 20 yards away.
     
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    This is not my pciture, but too good not to post.
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    Just a walk around the property. I couldn't get close enough for a good shot of the roadrunner! Phone pics
     
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    Photos from last Sunday. This field had a least 400 migrating Tundra Swans (plus 100+ Canada Geese and a few Mallards) feeding on waste corn. IMG_1066.JPG IMG_1014.JPG
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    Seeing that spider, I'm sorry to tell you but you must either move away or burn the property. ;)
     
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    So I'm making breakfast for the boys, my 3 dogs, when heard a bird strike on the window. As I walked to see what it was I heard a bird screeching wildly. Looking out the window...
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    It's a Coopers Hawk on a Starling.

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    I never interfere with Mother Nature, I was just glad to get a shot of it.
     
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    That is awesome! Great pictures
     
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    We were fosters for a herd of baby racoons for a few weeks one summer when I was a kid. Mom died and left these little balls of claw nails. It was a great experience as I was very young.
     
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    I've been asked, on more than one occasion, "how do you know when they're ready, when you can release them?" and my standard answer remains the same. When the play biting turns to drawing blood, good luck to you in the wild, little one! You're right, especially with raccoons. Bobcat kits are fun, but their claws and chompers even put the coons to shame!
     
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    I'm not typically a bird fan, I suppose most of that stems from a lack of good knowledge, but I have a tremendous respect and admiration for hawks, owls,...raptors. They're positively amazing animals. Here is a red tailed hawk that I believe someone was attempting to keep as a pet. I kept him/her for a couple of days until a veterinarian could take x-rays and put ball splints on the "feet" then released to a rehabber that specializes in birds of prey. Please disregard the old guy in the photo, he tends to photobomb the animals...lol

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