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pete
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June 29, 2016 - 12:47 pm
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Petey’s a happy boy today !! I saw a ground hog out back and went in and got him.

It was 120yrd from where I showed/told him, in 5 min. he was trying to cover it in the dirt !!

GOOD dog, I’m still one up on him this year range-time

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This guy showed up this am. A domesticated wild turkey that lives around the corner down the road. There were two, but I only found one after I grabbed phone. They just wander around.

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July 30, 2016 - 2:09 pm
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pete said
Petey’s a happy boy today !! I saw a ground hog out back and went in and got him.

It was 120yrd from where I showed/told him, in 5 min. he was trying to cover it in the dirt !!

GOOD dog, I’m still one up on him this year range-time

The blood on him is not his. 1 less to eat neighbors garden!!  

I just saw this post…good boy, Petey! 

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August 8, 2016 - 6:34 pm
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August 19, 2016 - 5:42 pm
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Still got the same trees, grill and picnic table. I trimmed down a bunch of old overgrowth on the evergreens/trees that border our yard so there will be some more cutting up of “fire pit fuel”.

More to come

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman "Were is the Self Help Section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

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Wait…Steve, do you classify the weeds in your back yard as trees or weeds? Cuz I have weeds the size of small trees in my back yard! And no I’m not showing you any pics…embarassed

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I’ll show you mine.. trees and bushes ya know, I’m still burning it right now and got more for tomorrow !!

At least it’s been cool smile

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I do much the same, EXCEPT “burning” is not allowed where I live. So I enjoy my firepit on summer and fall evenings, read a book, surf the Web, have a beverage or two…

And of course, it takes a fair amount of old paper to properly start the firepit, who needs Info Shred?

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman "Were is the Self Help Section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

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Things grow really fast in Ocala. When I burn next I will show you a REAL burn pile. We have weeds that grow 80 feet tall. They are called laurel oaks. Of course most of the trimmings are called firewood but collecting fallen branches is a full time job. 

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Obviously a SKUNK was in my back yard last night !!mad

Petey my dog found it too, WONDERFUL evening !! He’s not too bad today, but still there a little.

Poor dog had it in his eyes & nose, had to pitch his leather collar.

Here kitty kitty kitty laughing

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That sucks! It’s bad enough to smell skunk spray as you’re cruising down the street, I can only imagine how bad a sprayed dog smells & having to scrub him clean.

I wonder how long until he gets his sense of smell back?lol2

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Our backyard in NW Connecticut hills has a lot of wildlife visitors. One young black bear has been up to no good and been tagged twice(yellow tags). After we took down the bird feeder they were after a big boy was checking out the flowers where the feeder had been. Red Tail hawks, deer, turkeys bears, red fox, coyote, coons, bobcat all come around at times.IMG_0002-1.JPGImage Enlarger
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I get to photograph these guys around my backyard in the spring.

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Jertex, You’ve got to be a professional photographer. If not, you ought to be, great photos of the owl. Last summer my dog barking woke me up at 11pm. Bear tracks right up to my kitchen slider door to porch. He got into the plastic garbage can full of birdseed (in background) and then came to the kitchen door. The dog earned her keep that night.

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Stonebuster, where are you? Those are some cool visitors, for sure.

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Stonebuster, where are you? Those are some cool visitors, for sure.  

I’m in the hills of northwest Connecticut. Some species of animal population are actually dramatically higher than 100 years ago when Ct. was almost deforested for farming. The bear population is predicted to double in the next ten years if it’s not controlled. The deer and turkeys are thriving too. We enjoy them as long as they stay outside.

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Came across this thread for the first time today. Love it. I’ll have to gather some pictures of some critters that come around in my neighborhood. Caught a bobcat on motion capture the other night, a mountain lion earlier this summer, deer are common, etc.  Have a neighbor who had 3 sheep killed in one night. One of them was dragged to the edge of my backyard and eviscerated. Still not sure what did it. Could have been a mountain lion, wolves, coyotes, or foxes.  Haven’t seen any bears but rattle snakes are common.

Great thread!

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Awesome photos of the Barred Owls! We have them very close to our home here in NC as well, but I’ve never had the opportunity to photograph one. They have a very interesting call that is wonderful to listen to, especially when they’re really close!

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The above pictures reminded me I had this. Barred owls are abundant in my area. This one let me get within about 6 feet of it to take this picture. All the while my feet were ready to exit stage left if the need arose.

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