Your Wildlife Photos

  • metta

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    Aug 22, 2007 5:39 PM GMT
    There seems to be quite a few people on this web site that enjoy the outdoors. :)

    I thought that it might be fun to post some of our photos of local wildlife in our area that we get from our neighborhood, trips, hikes, etc.



    here are a few recent photos of one of my fellow vegetarian neighbors ;)

    when I first moved in 5 years ago she was just a baby

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    Aug 22, 2007 7:29 PM GMT
    I have wildlife envy. We just have spiders
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    Aug 22, 2007 7:32 PM GMT
    Very good pictures indeed !
  • code_joe

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    Aug 22, 2007 8:50 PM GMT
    I have some wildlife shots that I have taken uploaded to my Flikr account:

    Wildlife Shots on Flikr
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    Aug 22, 2007 8:52 PM GMT
    great pics Joe! I LOOOVE Yellowstone. Though the last time I was there was when it was on fire. That was exciting.
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    Aug 22, 2007 8:52 PM GMT
    Not to mention very sad.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Aug 22, 2007 9:25 PM GMT
    I thought I'd start with one of the saucier wildlife pictures I've shot. It's a shot of two Spanish slugs mating in one of the forests where I live in Norway.

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    I came across them during a walk and was amazed by the baby blue color they produced while mating.

    The Spanish slug is an invasive species in Norway and highly destructive on our local flora (primarily garden flora for reasons I don't know). Because of its villainous role, many garden-enthusiasts kill them, usually through chemical warfare (salt or ammonia).

    When they dissolve, they leave a Hollandaise sause yellow color that is beautiful, yet revolting; my associations with Hollandaise sause's deliciousness turn to revulsion in these cases (I do not have any pictures of the dead ones).
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    Aug 22, 2007 10:11 PM GMT
    Bah, humbug. I was getting a little suspicious about how the deer won't even move out of the yard anymore, unless I actually throw something at them. Then I noticed big stacks of "purina deer chow" on the dock at the feed store. The weekenders are actually FEEDING the damned things. Likewise the turkeys - the local flock is getting so big that they can devour an entire garden in passing. At least the coyotes are a bit more diplomatic. They know the boundary that I've trained my dogs to, and they usually stay outside of it. But they're noisy at night.

    But anyway, here's a shot I snapped from my deck, of a baby red tailed hawk. There's a nest about 200 yards from the house. They seem to use it every second year. When it's time for baby to leave the nest and learn to hunt, it gets very noisy around here for a few weeks. They flutter around and around the house and cry for food. Till they finally figure out that the key to being "death from above" is to be SILENT death from above.

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    Aug 22, 2007 10:31 PM GMT
    Anyway, here are some random shots of various animals from when I've gone traipsing about in someone ELSES back yard.

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  • metta

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    Aug 22, 2007 10:55 PM GMT
    Wow...that photo of the hawk is amazing. We have red tailed hawks as well. And I love to hear the packs of coyotees in the winter howling at night as they run through the creek. We also get foxes, bob cats, snakes, bears, skunks, bats, wild rabbits, squirrels, trout, all kinds of birds, including egrets, and huge white barn owls. The hawks are normally pretty quiet around me. It is the owls that can be very noisy at night, but they are such an amazing animal to see.
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    Aug 23, 2007 12:01 AM GMT
    ColminDublin

    only spiders, come off it, theres a massive wildlife capacity in Ireland!

    from a massive marine mammal collection, to some pretty awesome birds.

    They reintroduced sea eagles to Kerry

    I seen them in scotland, fantastic!
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    Aug 23, 2007 12:13 AM GMT

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    Aug 23, 2007 12:26 AM GMT
    McGay wins
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Aug 23, 2007 12:31 AM GMT
    Anyone here have fish tanks (aquarium) I love tropical fish and I use to have two tanks and used to bread some also (Guppies). They have live young. Don't have a tank at the moment, but will have one or more soon.

    Mike
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    Aug 23, 2007 12:34 AM GMT
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    Look carefully...there's a little fish in there.
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    Aug 23, 2007 12:36 AM GMT
    As well as an olive, I think
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    Aug 23, 2007 12:46 AM GMT
    "Little fish?" Hmm... that looks like a shark egg case.
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    Aug 23, 2007 12:55 AM GMT
    Maybe. It was at the little aquarium in Woods Hole, MA.
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    Aug 23, 2007 1:01 AM GMT
    Ah. Shark or a skate, I think. For a minute, I was worried that it's Mama might be right behind you.

    Come to think of it, I remember taking samples in the room behind those tanks once. Can't remember exactly what for, though.
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    Aug 23, 2007 1:15 AM GMT
    shark egg or mermaids purse as there known.

    i love marine life, well all wildlife, but particularly marine life
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    Aug 23, 2007 2:09 AM GMT
    Urban wildlife. A litter of possums kept invading our house. One-by-one we coaxed them into a cat carrier and took them to the park. Idn't he sweet?

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    Aug 23, 2007 2:38 AM GMT
    I agree, McGay wins. First the fact that it was a photo featuring Sting, then the fact that a Tony the Tiger emerged. I nearly spit up my milk.
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    Aug 23, 2007 2:47 AM GMT
    Mindgarden, those pictures are amazing, especially the hawk.

    This past weekend I saw a bald eagle while I was hiking just west of the Connecticut River. No picture, unfortunately. It's only the second one I've seen. The first one I saw was circling above the Massachusetts Turnpike...that was last Fall I think.

    My hiking group also stirred up a nest of yellow jackets, and I've got the stings to prove it.

    MikePhil: I keep tropical fish. I had a green half-moon betta in one. This is the picture the breeder sent:

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    Aug 23, 2007 2:48 AM GMT
    OK, so I messed up the html code for that fish picture...it's posted in my profile.
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    Aug 23, 2007 3:13 AM GMT
    No pix, but we had two robins' nests outside our kitchen window for much of the summer. Fascinating to watch. Once in a while Mama Robin would catch sight of me watching from the window and shoot me a really nasty look.

    Had cardinals nesting in a big rosebush by our back porch later in the summer. We avoided sitting there while they were nesting.

    Great pictures, guys!