Sunday, November 20, 2011

Look Who Was Hitchin' a Ride..



This little guy was just sitting there scratching himself..then got up and started moving. You cannot tell from these pictures, but he actually turned and started walking along side the car! How interesting is that? I think he was probably caught out in the thunderstorms that we had the night before.

May I just say that I love my camera phone..without it, this post would have just been me telling you how awesome it was that I got to see a fox! =)

What sorts of wild animals do you see?

15 comments:

  1. Last couple nights we have had a possum scrounging around our birdfeeders. S/he is pretty bold and doesn't run when I turn on the outdoor light. Only opening the door scares it away. I really don't mind whatever it is doing out there, but I don't want it too comfortable since I plan to be sitting out on my new patio in the evenings every night starting in the early spring and I don't really relish the thoughts of bumping into a wild animal if I happen to stroll away from the patio.

    Mostly we have wild birds in our yard. Lots of them. I am the crazy bird lady of the neighborhood.

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  2. Oh boy..possum's are just ugly! Haha. I know that is terrible to say, but they are. And I do not blame you! Bumping into a possum or a raccoon at night can be rather dangerous as they both are known to carry disease and they both have a nasty bite!

    Birds on the other hand are too cool! There are lots of bird feeders in my yard. I think the favorite ones I see are the Chickadees. =)

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  3. Oh, I love the chickadees too! They are so sweet, and so very bold! They will come to the feeders even if we are outside working on the patio.

    Weekend mornings I fill the peanut ring and the blue jays entertain me with their persistence in removing every single peanut and hiding it somewhere for later consumption. They work so hard to pull one peanut out of the ring and then fly away to hide it and then come back for another. Sometimes I get the feeling they would prefer I just put the peanuts out on the ground to make the process faster, but that would just be too easy :-)

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  4. Three of my neighbors let their dog's run lose.They are in my yard often. I have two dogs and an invisable fence. My husband would like to put collars on the neighbor dogs to keep them on the other side of the fence!
    I live in the woods so we see lots of animals. Right now we have flocks of turkeys, they get the dogs going. joy.

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  5. We get lots of turkeys too!! Though, they usually stay JUST far enough away that I cannot get good shots with my camera. My dog would gladly chase them if I would let him. Haha

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  6. Aww he's so cute. Gotta love technology! :)

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  7. Typically if a fox is nonchallant in the daylight hours it is sick and may have Rabies. Beware! There is no cure only death from the virus.

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  8. Geez, I can be such a Debbie Downer!

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  9. I was actually thinking the same thing when I saw him. I almost always think that when I see animals out during the day that typically shy away from humans.

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  10. Oh, wow! A wolf crawled beneath the fence at a woman's home here, and animal rescue shot it. Said it would probably come back. I cried. Some Texans are so stupid. They build cheap homes in these animals' territory and then kill them when they intrude.

    I'm so happy knowing someone else who delights in wildlife. :) Glad you keep your phone camera at the ready. I usually travel with My Therd Eye. :)

    We get deer, possums, skunks (One night I mistook one for an abandoned kitty, and pulled onto the shoulder of the road so I could rescue it. Erin let me know it was a skunk. LOL.), hares, nutria . . . and a single snake.

    You are so fortunate, girl. :) And I know you're smart enough to be cautious. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Ilive in the west of Scotland and its amazing how many foxes are around here, sadly their habitat is being destroyed for new housing devlopment and they are being forced out in public places in search for food.

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  12. I think we are having similar issues here Shaheen. People build their homes in wilderness areas and then wonder why they have an abundance of wild animals on their property. It amazes me how silly people can be sometimes.

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  13. My daughter noticed a couple of eagles flying far above us the other day. She told me as I was getting out of the car, and I'm telling her, "Oh, honey, I don't think so." She was right, though; definitely eagles.

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  14. That is awesome! We see a few eagles now and then here. There is a nesting area for them not far from here. Though usually in the summers we see lots of hawks. Maya must be very observant!

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  15. Foxes sure are beautiful. We've had a buck in our yard a few days lately, and a flock of turkey's down the road. Earlier this year we saw a ring-necked pheasant, which was cool since they aren't really supposed to be in the south-east, but were more common where my parents grew up in the mid-west.

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