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The animals and birds that can be seen in your yard thread

These things are about as common as mosquitoes around here, every day, took this a few minutes ago

The other night I saw this little guy when I went to shut the gate

I get quite a bit where I am in NH although very rural. Pretty much the generic deer, fox, coyotes, possum, raccoon, occasional bear, turkeys, and of coarse chipmunks and squirrels although I think the owls are doing a number on them lately. Oh and porcupines too, got a big bastard one thats been hanging around for years. I named him Steve and toss apples to him when hes on the lawn.
Dont even get me started....

Fucking Sea Lions. That's the bullshit I have to deal with. I cant stand those bastards. Kill 'em all I say....but this commie state protects them.

They dont belong this far up in the delta in fresh water. (Key term: SEA....they are not "DELTA" Lions) A decade ago, you may see one on a rare occasion...but this past year there were 8 of them in my bay, just decimating the fish population. They will eat 30 pounds of fish a day.

Fawkin bastards. They all need to die.

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Middle of the city in Long Beach CA....have a few squirrels that are loud as shit fucking with each other every morning...running down the fence, through the trees, etc...

Out front we have coyotes, racoons, possums, ******s, etc...
Nothing. My dog kills anything that enters her yard. Heeler/border collie/kelpie mix that is a mouse and bird killin fool. It's badass to never find a mouse in your house or yard. Damn cats never did that. The deer steer clear as well, but they're smart enough not to get eaten.
Our place, not much. Coons and rabbits. Assorted birds.
My parents though, they have a bad elk problem. Mum got turned around on her walk the other day by a herd that wasn't willing to give up their spot on the tracks. This was the initial critter, then they just kept piling out onto the tracks. The dog wants to go after them, but she's a purebred Alabama doofus hound, so that's to be expected.
I used to have all kinds of wildlife running and flying around but ever since I got my female murder everything cat, a lot has died down. My neighbors chickens and ducks come over all the time but she don’t fawk with any of them. I like her cause she’ll even get moles too.
I live out in the sticks on the water. I have deer, fox, skunk, ground hogs, coons, opossums, bobcats, coyotes, squirrels. otters, beavers, several bass, crappie, stripers, catfish, and bluegill. water mocs, blacksnakes, copperheads, hognose, occasional rattler, frogs and lizards. A few bats (not sure of type). All sorts of wood peckers, oriols, cardinals, blue jays, barn swallows, owls, hawks, geese, ducks, cranes, buzzards, crows, ravens, and several types of eagles (raptors). Prolly some shit I don't know about and some I've forgotten.
Been surprised twice while working in my shop. First time I heard someone step through the man door. I turned around and see these two scoping things out.


I was able to escort them across the yard back to the neighbors where they promptly went back into the fence through a hole. I patched the hole and went back to work.

The second time was a bit more eventful.

I was picking up trash in the shop and found this ugly bastard under some insulation wrapping.


I grabbed some welding gloves, adopted my best Australian accent and grabbed him by the rear quarter. He hissed, kicked and nearly bit me. I had zero ability to stop myself from dropping it and squealing like a sheila.

a few minutes later I relocated it using a shovel.

Steve Irwin I am not.
Bought a place a few years ago out in the middle of nowhere. No neighbors. Lots of acreage in the woods (hence the handle). I hunt in my backyard. We always have stuff running around.




Out back:

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Fawn from a few weeks ago, its still hiding in various places around the yard
Will a turkey vulture go after my chickens? One showed up this week and is around daily. I’ve only ever seen them swarming the PA highways. Never in the woods.
Fox Squirrels (both red and black), Cottontails, Great Horned Owls, Hawks, Pigeons, Doves, Flickers, Meadowlarks and Foxes. Not too bad for living on the edge of a big city.
We presently have a family of squirrels in our back yard. Two big ones and about 5 babies as far as I can tell. Might be more. We also have rabbits, skunks, opossums, raccoons, and Coyotes
saw this one last night mowing grass, went past it 4 times before I spotted it.
No pics but out my back sliding glass door I have seen, hawks, Bald Eagles, snowy owls, fox and pups, coyotes, deer all the time, turkeys, bear, blue jays, humming birds, cardinals, Baltimore orioles, robins, finch, barn swallows and more
Native Stuff:
Kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, ringtail possums, brushtail possums, yabbies, snake-neck tortoise, wedgetail eagles, cockatoos, galahs and 1000 other birds, eastern brown snakes (ridiculously deadly) and 1000 other reptiles.

Feral Stuff:
Rabbits, foxes, deer (red/samba/fallow), pigs, goats, lots of feral bird species.

I'm on 70 acres of wildly varying terrain, so there's a little of everything...
Last place I had was on 40 acres off-grid and we routinely had elk, deer, javelina, coyotes and cows in our yard or within 50 yards of the house.
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