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What critters have you seen from your house?
« on: May 09, 2021, 09:06:53 AM »
I've seen in 20 yrs I have lived in my house;  First porcupine this morning, Bears, Bull Moose, Deer, Coyote, Wolves,Bobcat,RedFox,Racoon,Pine Martin, weasel, trapped 200 skunks, woodchuck,squirrels, chipmunks,snowshoe hare, cottontails, flying squirrels. Have seen cougar within a mile of here. The list of birds is another topic sometime. Bald eagles once raided hay from a bale feeder to build a nest. Was sitting in the living room and saw a massive pile of hay go flying past the window! It made many trips like that.

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Re: What critters have you seen from your house?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 10:17:59 AM »
The usual birds, squirrels, rabbits, snakes, a doe, a few dozen packdogs and about a hundred meth monkeys. 

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Re: What critters have you seen from your house?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2021, 10:33:00 AM »
Back in the winter I had a mink in the back yard trying to get a gray squirrel that I'd caught in a trap. I went out and took the squirrel out of the trap and left it there. In short order the mink came and claimed its' prize.

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Re: What critters have you seen from your house?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2021, 10:58:33 AM »
Back in the winter I had a mink in the back yard trying to get a gray squirrel that I'd caught in a trap. I went out and took the squirrel out of the trap and left it there. In short order the mink came and claimed its' prize.
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Have those grey squirrels in the annoplis valley region of Nova Scotia, I lived there briefly, when I first saw how big they are compared to the usual red squirrel I figured it would probably give cat a run for its money in a fight!  :D They are slowly spreading, they can out compete the red squirrel. The red squirrels are much smaller but they are a lot more “feisty”
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Re: What critters have you seen from your house?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 10:59:35 AM »
Have a Bald Eagle nest on the farm, one day one grabbed one of my Guinnea fowl maybe 50 yards in front of me.  I was like "Dang - tax time I guess".  See most of the expected, the Bob Cat that was hanging around last year showed up during the day multiple times which surprised me.  Had a Caracal once but that clearly had been dumped by someone.  Pair of Wood Ducks nest just past the mill shed in a big, not too healthy, Sycamore, they arrived a couple weeks ago.  Pretty neat to be running the saw and see them set it.  
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Re: What critters have you seen from your house?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 11:44:24 AM »
I get red squirrels, deer and the occasional bear leaves a calling card. And cats, no shortage of them. Dumb Dawg ignores them but if they get too close she comes to me for protection.
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Re: What critters have you seen from your house?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2021, 11:46:18 AM »
One thing we don't have much of is snakes. Although one time the neighbor called our house screaming. A snake was in her kids toy box. I went over with a shop vac. She was standing on the kitchen table screaming. I eased the vacuum hose near the snake sucked him right in. Worked great.hate to think what she would have done if the snake managed the get away.

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2021, 12:13:58 PM »
One thing we don't have much of is snakes. Although one time the neighbor called our house screaming. A snake was in her kids toy box. I went over with a shop vac. She was standing on the kitchen table screaming. I eased the vacuum hose near the snake sucked him right in. Worked great.hate to think what she would have done if the snake managed the get away.
What kind of snake was it ? That’s hilarious!
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2021, 12:20:22 PM »
Was just a garter, but definitely had to catch him

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2021, 01:12:20 PM »
I’ve used the vacuum to suck up hornets and wasps. Hate those things. I don’t like snakes either but I’m okay with handling a garder snake, they will hiss and strike at you but their bite are harmless and sort of funny  :D
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Re: What critters have you seen from your house?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2021, 03:33:50 PM »
From the house I've seen:
Gray squirrels
Red squirrels
Chipmunks
Garter snakes
a zillion kind of birds, including Hawks, Eagles, Vultures
W.T. Deer
Bobcat
Coyotes
Foxes
Otter
Mink
Skunk
Racoon
Woodchucks

I may have left out a couple, if it comes to me I'll update!
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2021, 04:42:53 PM »
Ermine, bear, fisher, bobcat walked right by the front door once. Moose, deer, red and grey squirrels, porcupines ::) , flying squirrels live in my attic and have had 10 IN the house at once.... chipmunks, snowshoe hare, many mice and some jumping mice.
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Re: What critters have you seen from your house?
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2021, 06:40:55 PM »
From biggest to smallest:
Moose, Bulls, Cows and calves
Black Bear
Whitetails a plenty, 5 this morning
Bobcat
Coyote
Fox both gray and red
Bald Eagle
Turkeys by the dozens
Ring neck pheasants
Beaver
Porkies
Fisher
Rabbit
Ermine
Milk snakes (big)back when we had lumber piles.
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2021, 08:49:30 PM »
I've shot quite a few critters from my back porch, including deer and coyotes!
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Re: What critters have you seen from your house?
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2021, 08:57:34 PM »
I haven’t seen him (or her) yet but I keep looking.  According to reliable witnesses, there was a Class A Bigfoot sighting on our farm border road (Old Limestone) a few years ago, as documented by the well known and established BFRO (Bigfoot Research Organization).  

The sighting was reported by the husband who was watching TV, laying on the couch, while his wife was at work.  He saw it through the plastic windows from their single wide trailer.  

Later, one of the neighbors even put up a Bigfoot Crossing sign to protect unwary motorists.

I keep looking, but nothing so far.  Every time my wife goes to work, I lay on the couch and stare out the windows.  

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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2021, 05:32:20 AM »
A moose. yes I said one moose.  ;D
Saw a bobcat about 20 years ago, another saw one.  ;D
Deer all the time, same as turkeys.
We feed the birds, so bunches of squirrels.
Woodchucks.
Bear, at the birdfeeder. Another saw one.  ;D
Geese, bald eagles, hawks and a bunches of birds.
Coyote, Not too many, can count them on one hand. We have fields in front of the house. Them things don't like to come out in the open around here. Wife saw one once jump the stone wall and came into the field. It turned around and went back into the woods.
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2021, 05:47:49 AM »
C farm you’re right on coyotes not liken to be seen, I hear them howling in packs often but rarely see them
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2021, 06:00:55 AM »
I hear them things howl quite often, seem like more when there is snow on the ground, than in the summer months.
That stone wall it jumped and ran back into the woods, the woods is gone. We call that The new piece. Bought back 7 acres of The Farm. I started the chainsaw and cut down all the trees and got it back as a field again. Maybe 2 acres of field. Hauled of one "stone wall" that was never built. Would haul off the other stone wall too, but rocks about 4-5 feet across is a hard move for just a 40hp tractor.  :D That one wall that I hauled off was done in the winter time. Did not have much snow fall and I worked on the rocks that was not froze into the ground. I sprayed that wall for 3 years and kept anything that was green off from it. That wall was loaded with posion ivy. I did not bother to see if it was grass, if it was green I killed it. We mow it now. I did a major leveling job with the tractor that was mentioned. We wanted to see more of the field across the road. That's one of the reason why I cut the wood off
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2021, 09:46:40 PM »
C farm you’re right on coyotes not liken to be seen, I hear them howling in packs often but rarely see them
There are 3 separate packs within a 1/4 mile of my house that all call to each other and set off the 25 or so dogs on the road.  Its quite the concert.  
One pack lives straight back behind me either on my land or in the pasture just behind it but they call from exactly the direction of my future home site constantly and i never find a shred of evidence.  Ive seen one day light yote there in the 5 years of this right after hay was cut off.  Snow never lasts long enough to figure it out either.  Drives me nuts. 
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2021, 07:57:44 PM »
Saw a Fisher today.  First I've seen here. Hardly a day goes by I don't see something around here. Amazing the variety. 

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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2021, 08:19:48 AM »
We've got some wildlife, but I'd love to have more.

There are often deer running across the back field. We hear coyote often but seldom see them. 

A story for the 'yotes: My wife and I met when we both lived in the same urban neighborhood, where the houses are literally within reach of each other. We both grew up in the country to some extent but I think we'd been out of it enough to not remember some of the critters and noises. Well, she and I moved in together in a house we bought in the country, right as Spring was really starting to hit. First, we noticed, from our little pond, THOUSANDS of little peeper frogs that make a ton of noise. Next, one night, when we were still pretty new to living out there, it was about 2am and we both woke up to some of the most terrible noise I'd ever heard. Turns out that it had to be a pack of coyotes running up our driveway. Extremely loud and kind of scary! If you haven't heard that noise it's very interesting and intimidating.

We have snakes, like this little guy that almost got mowed over:



 

We've got lots of turkey vultures like these, though I've only seen them do this once, when we looked out back and saw about 10 hanging out in the trees like this, pretty unnerving:



 

Currently the cicadas are winding down, this picture is from when they were winding up:



 

And our latest friend is a wild turkey that started hanging around about a week and a half ago. It's all by itself and seems to be trying to find a mate, with no luck so far. After it'd hung around for a few days my daughter decided to call it Gravy. Two days later my wife, without knowing what my daughter called it, decided to call it Gravy! Weird!



 

I've also seen heron, ducks, squirrels, tons of other birds, bats, groundhogs, probably muskrats, and I'm sure there are more I'm missing. Luckily no skunks! I don't know why.
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2021, 09:29:13 AM »
We've got some wildlife, but I'd love to have more.

There are often deer running across the back field. We hear coyote often but seldom see them.

A story for the 'yotes: My wife and I met when we both lived in the same urban neighborhood, where the houses are literally within reach of each other. We both grew up in the country to some extent but I think we'd been out of it enough to not remember some of the critters and noises. Well, she and I moved in together in a house we bought in the country, right as Spring was really starting to hit. First, we noticed, from our little pond, THOUSANDS of little peeper frogs that make a ton of noise. Next, one night, when we were still pretty new to living out there, it was about 2am and we both woke up to some of the most terrible noise I'd ever heard. Turns out that it had to be a pack of coyotes running up our driveway. Extremely loud and kind of scary! If you haven't heard that noise it's very interesting and intimidating.

We have snakes, like this little guy that almost got mowed over:


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We've got lots of turkey vultures like these, though I've only seen them do this once, when we looked out back and saw about 10 hanging out in the trees like this, pretty unnerving:


(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 

Currently the cicadas are winding down, this picture is from when they were winding up:


(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 

And our latest friend is a wild turkey that started hanging around about a week and a half ago. It's all by itself and seems to be trying to find a mate, with no luck so far. After it'd hung around for a few days my daughter decided to call it Gravy. Two days later my wife, without knowing what my daughter called it, decided to call it Gravy! Weird!


(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 

I've also seen heron, ducks, squirrels, tons of other birds, bats, groundhogs, probably muskrats, and I'm sure there are more I'm missing. Luckily no skunks! I don't know why.
Coyotes get really “yappy” or “yelpy” as I’d call it around here, always 3 or 4 at once but will have you believing it’s 10+. We got the peepers too and love to hear them, I sleep best with a background or white noise, when peepers show up I crack my window to hear them.
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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2021, 09:31:35 AM »
Had a Black Bear in the field late yesterday .
Good size fella, browsing on wild strawberries. 
First one I ever saw out in the open here. 
Had one come through a couple years back in the night.
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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2021, 09:37:39 AM »
i can remember when the lack of traffic and cackle of tree frogs kept me up, and now i cant sleep without it.  if the tree frogs are quiet at night something is going on and ill just wake up.

yesterday im on my porch doing laundry like any good redneck and the dogs bolt.  i look up and a little spotted fawn is jumping over the fence to get out of my yard just before the dog gets it, then bolts down the street bleeting its head off.


went for a walk in my woods at 530 this morning checking on some meth head action.  about to leave when one heck of a racket starts up.  sounded like metal banging and clanging or someone smashing something with a stick i guessed.  i thought to myself old crazy across the way has himself a gettin high fort over on the abandoned lot right near my line.  that explains a lot.  so i head that direction and another strange sound starts up.. im thinking what in the heck is he actually doin over there.. and eventually realized thats a deer blowing at me.  now im wondering what was that deer smoking to be making that crazy racket!  he was sure tearing his house up before i came along.
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« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2021, 08:24:21 PM »
  It would be a pretty long list if I could remember them all:

Mammals - deer, rabbits, coons, groundhogs, possums, fox squirrels, cat squirrels, chipmunks, fairydiddles, bears, foxes, skunks, bobcats, coyotes (1- suddenly deceased - never interrupt my deer hunting), etc.

Right now deer are everywhere including getting in the yard almost daily. I have a fawn that was born and stays parked near my woodshed less than 50 yards from my house. We had one born and raised in the spring run behind the yard fence 35 yards from my house 2 years ago. 

Reptiles - garter snakes, copperheads, assorted water snakes, ringneck snakes, black rat snakes, box shell terrapins, et al.

Amphibians - bullfrogs in the creek in the front yard, toads and assorted frogs in the ditch and spring run in the back yard. Sometimes it is hard to sleep for them in the spring. I've heard then peeping with snow on the ground. 

Birds - turkeys, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, grouse, barred owls, screech owls, eastern bluebirds, woodpeckers (Hairy, downy, pileated, hummingbirds, red-bellied, yellowhammers), swallows, sapsuckers, robins, titmice, wrens, blue jays, cardinals, orioles, grackles, crows, blue herons, and many, many more I am forgetting.

The creek in my front yard is full of chubs and darters and other "minnows" in the summer months plus more crawfish than I like to think about.
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« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2021, 09:03:21 PM »
I live in town but there is no shortage of wildlife, not uncommon to see deer in the school yard behind me. A couple of weeks ago I had my back to the living room window and heard a noise behind me. I turned around and there was a black bear cub up on his hind legs pawing at the window. A few minutes later the landlady came out yelling her head off and banging pots, she tends to get a little excited.
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« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2021, 02:05:17 AM »
Pretty boring here in NZ, well in regard of larger critters anyway. 

Anything with fur is either a pet, domestic animal, or a shoot on sight feral pest. 

There is a push to try and eliminate introduced predators from NZ by 2050. It's pretty ambitious, and would need a LOT of public buy in (people actually setting traps etc). But if you visit one of the Islands or fenced reserved, you can see why it's wanted.  The local one is having to re-home Kiwi birds as it was getting too crowded. They have large populations of Saddlebacks and NZ Robins that are otherwise extinct on the mainland. 

Some of the Native birds have adapted pretty well to human development, and a smart and/or feisty enough to survive the rats and ferrets. So we get native pigeons (Kereru), Tui (a type of honey eater) and Fantails (Piwakawaka) in the garden regularly. Silvereyes are considered "Native" because they self introduced about 100 years ago.   Suspect they stowed away on a ship from Aussie, but they are here now, so what are you going to do?  These birds can adapt ot Urban gardens and are maybe even helped by the introduced garden plants they can feed on over winter. 

But around the garden you more see introduced birds. Sparrows, Starling, Blackbird and maybe a Thrush. Birds that have evolved with predators like rats, and can handle them. 

We do have native fish in the stream, 3-4ft long Eels, Koura (freshwater crayfish / crawfish), and likely some smaller species, but they tend to be small and nocturnal, mostly because they live with 4ft long eels. 

Lizards take a hit from domestic cats, but you might see one occasionally. 

Tree Weta are an insect like a large and spiky cricket, plenty of those. The "Giant" ones are rare outside of reserves / islands because the Rats get them. 
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« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2021, 06:35:08 AM »
Deer and turkey all the time. Not alot of songbirds, but a hawk or two once in a while. I hear an owl every so often. They tell me there's fishers around but I haven't seen one yet. There is or was a good size bear roaming around. I haven't seen it. It apparently chased a guy around the gas station about a mile away early one morning. I did see the leftovers after it danced with my neighbors 3D deer targets and won. And had a flyover from a couple herons. Thankfully not one snake so far
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« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2021, 02:19:43 PM »
Starlings were introduced to North America by English settlers who missed them ::). With no natural predators they flourished to say the least, the beggars are everywhere and a DanG nuisance. We are also seeing wild turkeys that are moving north from Idaho and Montana.
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« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2021, 05:54:54 PM »
Starlings were introduced to North America by English settlers who missed them ::). With no natural predators they flourished to say the least, the beggars are everywhere and a DanG nuisance. We are also seeing wild turkeys that are moving north from Idaho and Montana.
No starlings here. Apparently we have turkey now and rising numbers. I have yet to see one. I’m thinking they are probably mostly up near colchester county.
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« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2021, 06:08:06 PM »
Saw a rare bald eagle , we don't have them here normally, pick a pike out of the lake, 18" came flying right at me then veered off up the small river.
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Took this picture of this doe at the woodline about 80 yards or so from the house. She had been much closer but moved by the time I got my camera. Then a few minutes later we went to get in the truck and she was right by the get 10 yards from the truck.


I looked out a few minutes ago and saw these 2 spotted fawns by my woodshed which is about 50 yards behind my backyard fence. By the time I grabbed my camera Mama was back and led them off. We took pictures of a single fawn there several days ago but I think this is a different pair.

   I have never seen as many deer in people's yards as I am seeing this summer. They are within 3-6 feet of people's houses all up and down the creek road I live on. We routinely walk out and see deer with 35-40 yards of our house and they stand on the side of the hill munching on the leaves as we walk to or from our vehicles. They are not concerned at all about us being there.
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« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2021, 09:27:03 PM »
This morning had a sandhill crane in the yard, probably last years chick, it didn't look to be quite full size. The crows were having a fit because that part of the yard is where they like to be in the early morning.
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« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2021, 01:38:47 AM »
Starlings were introduced to North America by English settlers who missed them ::). With no natural predators they flourished to say the least, the beggars are everywhere and a DanG nuisance. We are also seeing wild turkeys that are moving north from Idaho and Montana.
Same reason they are in NZ  ::)
They are common, but don't seem to interfere with the native birds or cause problems. Open grasslands and pasture aren't "natural" in NZ, so there are few native birds they rely on that ecosystem. Farmers generally like them as they go for Grassgrubs, which are beetle larvae that eat the roots out from under pasture. A flock of Starlings can make a dent in their numbers. 
I would think that some of your natural predators would find them edible, but they are pretty feisty and large flocks give some protection from predatory birds. They would be used to similar predators in Europe. 
Someone also thought it would be a good idea to introduce Canada Geese. Those have got out of hand, and they can sure eat. 
There are a few flocks of wild turkeys in the hills out East of here too, but they aren't getting out of hand. 
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« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2021, 06:48:45 AM »
Canadian geese are hateful. They are a fine sight when just a couple but I see places over run with them and you cant step anywhere because they poop everywhere. If one comes at you definitely don’t back away embrace it or they will keep coming for you lol
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« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2021, 06:50:45 AM »
Whomever let the Canadian geese in should be taken out back. I'm normally a "live and let live" kind of fella. I like most of what nature has to offer and that includes just about all animals but boy do I hate those stupid geese. They are everywhere, here, they think they own the planet, they crap everywhere, and just stand in the roadways just moseying through. 

We're not "allowed" to shoot them but I've chased them with my car a fair amount and I've thrown rocks near them to get them out of my pond. Normally, it's nice to see birds in the pond but that may be the last time I've ran somewhere- to chase geese out of there. Luckily the pond is usually too small for them to be too attracted to and there are much bigger ponds just down the road.
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« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2021, 10:56:50 AM »
A lot to respond to here. I read that someone who liked Shakespeare thought we should have all the birds here is the US that were mentioned in the works of Shakespeare. Ianab, if you have any exotics by your home that you want to trap, I'd be glad to offer ideas on how best to get them. I did wildlife control for some time and came up with some novel methods that are effective. As to the Canada Geese, at one time they were so heavily hunted that state wildlife agencies feared that they'd be wiped out. They acquired geese from the wild, wing clipped them and put them in marshes in the Northeast US. Those geese reproduced and their goslings homed to where they were hatched. I don't think that anyone in their wildest nightmares could have foreseen how "successful" they would be. Also, Merlins and Peregrines have made a comeback in the Northeast US and both prey on starlings, though I doubt that they are making a big dent.

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« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2021, 11:11:27 AM »
Whomever let the Canadian geese in should be taken out back. I'm normally a "live and let live" kind of fella. I like most of what nature has to offer and that includes just about all animals but boy do I hate those stupid geese. They are everywhere, here, they think they own the planet, they crap everywhere, and just stand in the roadways just moseying through.

We're not "allowed" to shoot them but I've chased them with my car a fair amount and I've thrown rocks near them to get them out of my pond. Normally, it's nice to see birds in the pond but that may be the last time I've ran somewhere- to chase geese out of there. Luckily the pond is usually too small for them to be too attracted to and there are much bigger ponds just down the road.
They get hit by cars all the time, when I’ve been to the city I’ve seen standoffs in the roads where the geese will just not move and start hissing and flailing at vehicles, the geese aren’t pleased to hear blaring horns either. 
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« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2021, 11:40:18 AM »
There was talk of a Canada goose cull here, they have over run the beaches and made them almost unuseable, but the PETA crowd have so far raised too much of a stink. They and the migrating snow geese can sure lay waste to a grain field.
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« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2021, 12:24:32 PM »
Whitetail Deer, Eastern Coyote, Bob Cat, Skunk, Racoon, Groundhog, Mink, Red Fox, Squirrel, Chipmunk Garter Snake, Smooth Green Snake, Varying Hare.


Ringneck Pheasant, Canada Goose, Red tail Hawk, Northern Harrier, Barred Owl, Finch, BlueJay, Chickadee, Sparrow, Harry and/or Downey Woodpecker, Flicker, Cardinal, Vultures, Eagle, Mallard Duck,  Grackle, Robin, Eastern Bluebird, Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Crow, Black Bird, Starling, Woodcock, Seagull.

That is what I can think of for now. I'm sure there is more, especially birds.

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« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2021, 02:58:00 PM »
Lots a critters here over the years, you name it it's walked through the yard. :D

Right now 5 ground hogs have taken over the place. Where is tippy the fox when you need him? :D
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« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2021, 03:03:49 PM »
Whomever let the Canadian geese in should be taken out back.
Frank McKenna, he was our premier in NB. You can blame that character. He let them bring nuisance geese here from Toronto. Now we have a non native resident, who never nested here, they only flew by spring and fall. ::)
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« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2021, 07:18:35 AM »
A few years ago they thinned out a few that frequented this area, they opened a Spring Season!   :)
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I have 2 hawk nests within 100 feet of my house.  One of them carried a snake over our heads last week as it was heading back to the nest.  I have yet to see a bear, but they are here.  More and more of them are in MO.  I'm pretty sure I saw sign of one a few weeks ago.  Also, lots of foxes, coyotes, skunks, opossums, deer, and armadillos.
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To heck with the deer TR, I wanna know what kinda snake dat is??  :o
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« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2021, 08:58:10 AM »
To heck with the deer TR, I wanna know what kinda snake dat is??  :o
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