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« on: May 24, 2017, 06:00:19 AM »
 

  

 
One more pup you can't see, 4 in all, Mom is a big girl with some gray on her butt. Can't get a pix of her, Too fast. :D :D
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Re: Neighbors
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 06:46:59 AM »
Peter,

   Those don't look like neighbors to me. Looks more like tenants from where I sit. :D

    Nice picture. I hope y'alll get along well.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 09:50:00 AM »
The last year we lived at our last house we had 4 dens within a mile, it was fun watching the pups play around.  Our actual neighbor didn't care for it much because he had free range chickens  :D.

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 10:22:20 AM »
That's the first thing I thought of too, sorry!  We had free range chickens but locked up every night and had problems with foxes coming around.  The neighbor a few places down had a little shed way out back and the momma used under that for a den.  One person thinks cute, another thinks rascal and shoots.  To each his own - I hope they're good neighbors for you.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 03:40:48 PM »
Peter is a Pine Man, not a Chicken Man.  Hopefully the foxes won't eat his pine. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2017, 12:02:08 PM »
I have fun with all of Gods creatures. 8) 8)
 

 
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2017, 08:44:06 PM »
Healthy looking fellow.  Pretty glossy fur for this time of the year.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2017, 11:03:33 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 10:00:54 AM »
 I've got a sawmill bear, too, but he is a little more shy than yours.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 09:13:06 PM »
This one made a mess, so off with him, :D :D :D :D
 

 
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2017, 10:09:37 PM »
Went out to the mill today and found this little guy.

  

 
Sharp teeth. :D

Looking at it something bit it. Teeth marks on top of the back and on the belly.
What would have killed it and not eat it??
 
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 11:17:14 PM »
Maybe the fox and a fisher cat were fighting over desert
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 07:06:49 AM »
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2017, 05:52:05 AM »
Now the pups are running all over my yard,
Have to watch out for the cats. :D :D
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2017, 08:03:09 PM »
 

  

 
He might be 5" at the shoulder.
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2017, 09:08:59 PM »
Don't cha worry,he'll grow.  Good thing you don't have chickens.  :o
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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2017, 07:11:05 AM »
I have had chickens,pigs, cows, turkeys, quail,dogs,cats,
And not one time have I had trouble with the wildlife,
One time I had a fox on one side of the fence and a chicken on the other. Wish I had a pic of that.
They were there looking at each other.4' away from each other. :D :D :D
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2017, 07:20:02 AM »
When we had the greenhouse business,wife was standing talking to a customer in the driveway,chicken about 10 feet from her,I turned just in time to see her throw a water jug at a fox that came out of the woods to dine at The C Farm.  :D Fox dropped the chicken,but broke it's leg. Kinda brave,but wanted to eat. I like to have the critters out and about. My dog was out in the woods when all this was going on.
The guy above keeps his in a pen and does not have any problems.
At one time I think I had 40 critters here, Ducks,geese,chickens. All gone due to the sign,eat at The C Farm.  :D
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2017, 07:47:40 AM »
My friend said he had an airstrike on his free range chiggens, and foxes give him trouble too.  He likes to sit on the back deck with a plinking machine to shoot them (but he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn if he was standing inside of it lol)
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2017, 09:20:11 AM »
A hobby farmer had about 80 chickens free ranging . One week he lost 15 chickens , he had seen a fox so he always carried a rifle with him. He shot 9 foxes in two weeks.
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2017, 05:59:10 AM »
Well, There was one time where a Bear went into the chicken pen. So the chickens were running around in the yard. I went to see why. There was a bears back side sticking out of the open door. So I snuck up on him and gave him hell for eating the chicken food.
The bear never came back, I did scare the crap out of him. :D :D :D
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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2017, 06:03:35 AM »
A hobby farmer had about 80 chickens free ranging . One week he lost 15 chickens , he had seen a fox so he always carried a rifle with him. He shot 9 foxes in two weeks.



That's too bad,
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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2017, 06:06:28 AM »
lol lol lol I'm wondering what you did to the bear now lol
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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2017, 06:40:19 AM »
We need to get another furry buddy. We've been trapping groundhogs that are dining in the high tunnel. I went up the road to let one out the other evening. I should have known he wouldn't go the way I intended. He took off out of the trap like a shot, down the hill, across the road and BONG! right into a gate  :D.

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We need to get another furry buddy. We've been trapping groundhogs that are dining in the high tunnel. I went up the road to let one out the other evening. I should have known he wouldn't go the way I intended. He took off out of the trap like a shot, down the hill, across the road and BONG! right into a gate  :D.



Good one,  :D :D What's in the high tunnel?.
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« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2017, 09:05:37 PM »
Oh let's see, lettuce and spinach are about finished up, the critters got the beans. 'Maters are climbing the strings. Peppers are set out, cukes and zuchs should be coming in for market this week. Nasturtiums which are a pretty flower and are yummy stuffed with cream cheese and pepper jelly, we have a hummingbird stuck in there tonite but set out some water and he has plenty of blooms so should be ok. Beets and carrots are in but will be a bit yet. There are peppers and maters outside as well but this is setting up to be a blight year. We had garlic scapes with rainbows and brookies the other night. Blueberries should be in in a few weeks, strawberries are coming in now, raspberries are a few weeks off yet. I wandered outside the tunnel for all of that last and prolly missed a few, Michelle grows stuff, I cut stuff down, but I do like to eat  ;D

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« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2017, 06:26:44 AM »
All my stuff is in the greenhouse.
 

  

  

  

  

  

 

Sometimes he goes in there and I have to get after him. :D :D :D ;)

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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2017, 05:52:54 AM »
I think the Fox and friends have all gone. They have not been around. :( :D ;)
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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2017, 07:32:44 AM »
I've seen a couple of foxes hit in the road the past few days, one had run alongside my truck earlier, there must have been a den too close to the road.

 A few days ago I went up into the woods where we had made a beam. I had left a ladder up there and went to retrieve it. We had kind of left that area alone when we saw a newborn fawn sleeping in our fresh laps. I had spotted mamma in there later so I knew there was still a nursery going on. Well when I went in bambi was chasing a squirrel and bouncing around carefree. She spotted me and came up within about 10 feet without a bit of fear, checked me out and then went bouncing off on the next adventure of the morning.

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« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2018, 05:52:07 PM »
New guy, The back on him is at my knee about 28". What do you think he weighs?
25lbs? 30lbs?
 

  

  

 
This was last week, Have to fix the date on the kodak. ;D
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« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2018, 06:24:50 PM »
   Shoot him and weigh him then let us know.
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« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2018, 06:33:44 AM »
Probably closer to 50 lbs. 

He looks well fed.....
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« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2018, 10:53:30 AM »
SC;  That's what I was thinking too!

I'd say 45# anyways!
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« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2018, 12:30:31 PM »
Lot of mice around.
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« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2018, 11:53:05 AM »
New guy, A sharp-shinned Hawk.
 

  

 
See the square tale.
He/ she ?? was eating a Red squirle.
 

 
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« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2018, 02:15:59 PM »
very nice.
I knew what I thought I meant.

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« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2018, 08:08:28 PM »
One of my favorite hawks!  Watched one chase a robin through brush onetime, incredibly fast.
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« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2018, 01:43:25 PM »
Hawks around,





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Sunning himself,  :D :D
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« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2018, 07:05:22 PM »
I had a bunch of turkey tracks across the driveway tonight.
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« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2018, 08:53:01 PM »
I have a small flock that come to my yard to see what the little birds have knocked out of the windowsill bird feeder!

They clean it up, then they go on their way!
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« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2018, 06:49:36 AM »
Hawks are FAST and unpredictable! My daughter has laying chickens that free-range. All last year they've been doing their thing and amazingly when they see/sense a hawk, they scramble for the bushes, under pines, etc.

Last weekend, didn't cut muster. A Red-tail did a dive-bomb and hit one so hard it died instantly. It was unable to carry it off since it was about the same size and the chicken, and my daughter went racing after it almost as fast as the hawk.

Unfortunately, the chicken didn't make it and my daughter was heartbroken. I've warned her that it's a small sampling of what will happen if she's lazy about getting them safely in the coop and locked-up since I've been seeing large red fox in our trail cams.  :o :-\
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« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2018, 05:29:03 PM »
New Neighbor, 

Not a baby.  :D :D ;)
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« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2018, 05:41:49 PM »
What do you think it is?
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« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2018, 06:06:59 PM »
I've got a few "outside" pets .Rocky the raccoon who was just a little bit of a thing when he first made the scene as an orphaned kit .He's about 20-25 pounds now ,big old boar and likely the king of the woods .
Then comes Chuck the ground hog who was also a little fellow and is now the size of a beaver .He was on a mission a few weeks ago,nose in the air prancing like a wolverine obviously off to do a little courting .Rascal ate a hole through one of my shed floors ,we're going to have a chat about that .

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« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2018, 07:46:45 PM »
My neighbor,bear.has not been to see me.Yet. Some morning I will find the suet holders on the ground. He always comes when I'm sleeping. Or just getting up. He-she was out eating the suet at 5am one morning last year.
Al I had a talk with him about that. ;D   He took off runing.
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« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2018, 08:58:06 PM »
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« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2018, 09:06:40 AM »
He wont eat nearly as many fawns as youre coyote pal will.
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« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2018, 12:34:50 PM »
The coyote has moved on. What happens in the wild is the Father's idea not mine.  ;D
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« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2018, 03:07:11 PM »
Amen
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« Reply #51 on: April 05, 2018, 09:41:22 PM »
Some cool ones. 

All the Father's idea,  smiley_beertoast smiley_trap_drummer smiley_guitarist smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2018, 10:05:44 AM »
Im jealous.  Nice shots.  
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« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2018, 10:13:54 AM »
I always joke that all my neighors are cute, fuzzy, and taste good :) some ppl laugh some give me an evil death stare :)

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« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2018, 06:11:55 AM »
This guy is big. :o


 
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« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2018, 06:19:01 AM »
Something got after my suet feeder the other night. I doubt a bear. They was not smashed or broke. Maybe a coon? They was both on the ground,but not damaged at all. I brought them in for a couple nights.
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« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2018, 08:00:12 AM »
Ya, you probably better have something bigger than a fly swatter to chase him off!
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« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2018, 08:10:03 AM »
   Yeah but why put out treats to draw them in then chase them off? I bet whatever it was he was just doing what the was raised to do.
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« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2018, 10:17:57 PM »
In all the years they come and go never had a problem. He comes every 5th day or so. He is big, Maybe 225 / 250 lb


 
The feeders are about 5' off the ground, He sitting down in the pix. :o
 
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« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2018, 06:12:28 AM »
Them big ones will pull down the feeders and smash them up real good here. We watched one like yours,not as big,be real easy with the feeders. Than one bat with the paw and the feeder was swinging and not really looking like a feeder any more. :D  Than the platform feeder was bent at a odd angle too.  Guess I have to up my building standards for thier weight limit. So far no problems with the big critters.
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Caught in the act!
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« Reply #61 on: May 28, 2018, 08:21:26 PM »
New pups, In my log pile.  :o  :D I was going after the game camera,  And there they where. Had my reg camera with me to see if I can get the deer.
 


 


 


 

I had I doe with twin fawns walk by the mill today too. Got to get a pix of them.
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« Reply #62 on: May 28, 2018, 08:41:56 PM »
  Those little foxes are really cute. Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #63 on: May 29, 2018, 05:00:43 AM »
Awwwwwww!  How cute!

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« Reply #64 on: May 31, 2018, 09:15:54 PM »
Kids out playing today.


 

 
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« Reply #65 on: June 10, 2018, 08:29:14 AM »


 


 


 
And this guy, I'm not sure what I will do with him, If he behaves it will be ok. ;D

I want you guys to zoom on this deer, What's on the coat? Are all the bumps ticks??


 
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« Reply #66 on: June 10, 2018, 09:38:19 AM »
Nice pictures. I have never seen a pup fox in the woods. Seem them young wood chucks a few times. ;) Got at least one in the stone wall here. Wife's dog has been watching.
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« Reply #67 on: June 10, 2018, 11:16:11 AM »
This morning,



There was 3 yesterday, one didn't look too good. But maybe it's around.
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« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2018, 11:27:40 AM »
I've got a couple of fat woodchucks at the mill, too. One of them is trying for fattest woodchuck of the year.  :D They'll be ok, as long as they don't dig under any buildings. 
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« Reply #69 on: June 10, 2018, 11:41:53 AM »
Peter,

   I can't tell but could it be bot flies/warbles on the deer? We used to get them on cows and sometimes a rabbit or squirrel would get them and I don't see why deer would not get them. I don't know any way to check it unless you shoot or catch it. If it is warbles they will hatch and likely have no permanent effect. 
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« Reply #70 on: June 10, 2018, 12:43:23 PM »
Those are some cute foxes!

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« Reply #71 on: June 11, 2018, 06:52:09 AM »
I don't think we have flys like that here.
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« Reply #72 on: June 11, 2018, 10:38:05 PM »
   This old doe and her yearling from last year are making regular visits in and around our place. Yesterday they were in the creek bed in front of the house then crossed the road and under my neighbor's fence at a crossing where my gas line comes under. (That crossing cost me a new hot water heater a few years ago. Our water heater would quit so we bought a new one and had same results. Found out a bear had crossed and stepped on the ball valve under the fence and shut it about half closed reducing the gas flow. I reopened and taped it in the open position and no further problems.)

  This morning the old doe here was about 30 yards from our house by our pasture gate. She came back this afternoon. Her yearling crossed about an hour later. Normally they are together but separated a little today. 

    I need to check - the old doe may have this years fawn up on a ride in the pasture where they like to stage them. Most years I take the grandkids up and find them with them. I love watching them lay so still and often we nearly step on one before we spot him. We get pictures and leave them there and watch them grow all summer.


 



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« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2018, 08:53:02 AM »
    Deer are around my gate and in my yard several times a day now. I dragged a good sized ash log down yesterday and spotted a doe with 2 fawns. Herded them all over the place hoping they would stop for pictures. Two pretty fawns.

  Got up this morning with 2 does and 3 spotted fawns between my yard and pasture fence in a marshy area with a couple of willow trees. Told my wife and she got a bunch of pictures. The fawns are really neat to watch.


 

 This is my favorite - looks like he is on point. The tree length log is one I tried dragging yesterday and it got away and rolled to the fence. I need to buck it and drag out in 2-3 logs. At least the bark all slipped off.


 

 

 
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« Reply #74 on: June 19, 2018, 12:36:49 PM »
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« Reply #75 on: June 19, 2018, 01:36:58 PM »
Pete,

   I'll trade you a pair of fawns for pair of fox kits. :D

   At one point all three fawns tried to nurse the same doe and she did not seem to mind. I don't think they are triplets. She might be the mother of twins and grandmother to the third one.
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« Reply #76 on: June 19, 2018, 01:46:06 PM »
Yes they will readily nurse and also adopt other fawns.
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« Reply #77 on: June 19, 2018, 01:52:43 PM »
I have not seen a fawn in years.
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« Reply #78 on: June 19, 2018, 02:54:37 PM »
Yes they will readily nurse and also adopt other fawns.
  I guess it was 14-15 years ago friends gave us a newborn fawn about the size of a cat he found beside a road killed doe. We had goats and raised her on goat milk which was a near perfect match to deer milk I guess. We called DNR for a permit and they would not give us one and told us to turn her loose where other deer were around. (They gave us a permit about that time for my son's baby raccoon but not for the deer). Our deer was free to go here but still came for a bottle. Our German Exchange student was out with Spot videoing her doing her Bambi routine. An old doe came and jumped the fence at a regular crossing above and behind our goat barn. Spot went over to meet her and sniff noses then came back and grabbed Neelee (Nee lah) pants legs as if to say "Goodbye" then followed the doe who went back and jumped the fence. Spot crawled through the field fence and followed the doe. Neelee got it all on video then came home crying because the little deer left. We told her that was okay as we just wanted her to be safe.

  Two days later my wife and a neighbor kid walked the fence after a storm to check for limbs or trees on the fence. As they approached the house they heard a squeaking and looked up to see Spot running all spraddle legged running to them. The old doe would take her along but not feed her - but she may not have been nursing at the time as Neelee did not see a fawn with her when she jumped the fence. After that Spot stayed around our house for her bottle although the would readily go play with the wild deer. During antlerless season I jumped a yearling doe in the pasture and shot it. Spot jumped up about 30' away. I felt really bad about shooting her friend in front of her and would not have shot her if I'd known Spot was there. She followed me home and I gave her a fortune cookie and she forgave me. We kept an orange collar on her so we or our  neighbors did not shoot her by mistake. She stayed with us till she was a little over a year old then she just disappeared. I assume coyotes or wild dogs caught her because she was too dependable to come visit us.

I have not seen a fawn in years.
  Sounds to me like you are living in an ecologically deprived area. Have you thought about moving? ;)
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« Reply #79 on: June 19, 2018, 08:15:44 PM »
Moving?  Down South?  Heaven Forbid :D.  The Grits Demons would torment him :).  
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« Reply #80 on: June 19, 2018, 09:19:44 PM »
Can't. I still have more rocks to dig.  ;D
The deer are here. I see some. I've been seeing a lone one when I bring a load of rocks to cross a wet hole.
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« Reply #81 on: June 19, 2018, 09:44:07 PM »
The little guy got cot by a coyote I think. 



When I went to the mill and walked around the building I saw just a flag running away from me into the woods.
Coyote,  :rifle:
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« Reply #82 on: June 19, 2018, 10:13:47 PM »
Peter,

   I'm sorry for your loss. I really liked looking at the fox kits. I hope the rest fare better and you can get Mr. Wiley in your crosshairs real soon.
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« Reply #83 on: June 25, 2018, 10:15:22 PM »
Don't see this too often, 3 of them.



See mom in the back.
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« Reply #84 on: June 25, 2018, 11:08:49 PM »
Peter,

   Great picture. I bet there was another doe nearby. I first thought the 3 here at my place last week were triplets but then saw the second doe and all 3 did try to nurse the same doe. 

   We often see 3 or 4 bedded down in the same area where the mom's left them. It is great fun watching them play and prance around.
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« Reply #85 on: June 26, 2018, 04:49:18 AM »
Nice picture.
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« Reply #86 on: June 26, 2018, 06:14:03 AM »
There might be another mom around.
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« Reply #87 on: July 03, 2018, 09:18:48 PM »
   Deer are coming out of the woods to my house daily. Will have 4-5 every day withing bow shot range of the house. Spotted fawns running and playing. One doe this afternoon was in the creek then feeding on the steep bank between the creek and the road. Then 30-40 minutes later I looked out and a pair of does feeding around my woodshed and around the tops and limbs I have dragged down but not cut up yet. I don't know where they parked their fawns but I am sure they were close.


 That bank is awful steep but she makes it look easy to stand on.


 I need to weedeat this bank and along the creek but the deer are enjoying the growth so much I have delayed this task.


 Around my woodshed and future firewood. I wish that left deer would go ahead and eat that poison ivy on that dead ash.


 

 I love watching deer scratch their ear with their hooves.
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« Reply #88 on: July 03, 2018, 10:03:35 PM »
Nice pix. I leave some of my yard uncut too.
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« Reply #89 on: July 03, 2018, 10:49:46 PM »
One of the two legged neighbors straightlined a corner on the state road above the sawmill just as I was coming up the mountain, I bought my old Chevy back for $117. Her mother put me in the ditch more than once right after she got her license too. I guess my reactions are slowing :D.

There are some bats that use the shop and spend the days up under the ridge. Their poop annoys me but other than that they do keep the bugs down. This is the third year in a row where owls have moved in right about the time I'm thinking I need to move the bats along.

Saturday I had one above me while I was working, since then it has been a pair.




Look under that rag just behind the kraft paper


 



They are hiding out from one another. I noticed this afternoon there must have been a truce, everyone was panting and trying to just stay cool. Rather amazing anyone is staying in there. I'm in a respirator and making noise, dust and fumes and this whole other drama is going on around, what is my small world anyway  :D



  

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« Reply #90 on: July 04, 2018, 07:09:19 AM »
Maybe you can put up some bat houses out in your yard, that might get them out of there.
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« Reply #91 on: July 04, 2018, 09:14:00 AM »
   I should do the same thing with the bat houses. We sometimes get them here under the eaves of the house and behind drain pipes and such. I always leave them as I like the insect control aspect.

   I never get owls in my barn but wish they would come help control the mice who like to clean up the feed bins and such. We have them on the ridges all around and especially behind the house. Sometimes they start a regular conversation talking back and forth. It amazes me the different sounds they produce. I love to hear them arguing that way.
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« Reply #92 on: July 04, 2018, 08:19:48 PM »
Well, it got crowded in there today. I got down to the shop about 1:30 and there were 4 owls in there. I just came up to the house and they had hung out in there all day. Its starting to feel like a Hitchcock movie  :D

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« Reply #93 on: July 08, 2018, 09:02:34 PM »
Got a couple more pics of them today, one came out fairly decent. I was down to the last of the paint and just had a final coat on the hood to do, and blew it bigtime, orange peel, fisheye and tiger stripes, every possible defect, well until one of the owls looked down and pooped on it :D.





He's sitting on the veggie racetrack for the farmers market. I'll need to sand it and put a coat of poly on it before it gets used this year, the mold stripes are where the "wheels" got the wood wet and added food for the mold to get hold of. The kids get a kick out of building veggie racecars and running them down the track.

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« Reply #94 on: July 09, 2018, 06:55:35 AM »
That's cool. Not the poop part. :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #95 on: July 10, 2018, 05:57:09 PM »


 


 


 


 
My game eye was off target.  :D :D
But I do have a small Bear out there.  smiley_beertoast smiley_biggrin01
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« Reply #96 on: July 11, 2018, 09:43:49 AM »
Don,
Recon the owl did not give a hoot about your paint.

Peter,
Nice bear butt!


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