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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2019, 12:41:35 AM »
No pictures -- all seen "in person" this month.

  • 3 Black bears (mom & 2 cubs).
  • 2 White tail deer.
  • 1 Raven (a regular).
  • 2 Pileated woodpeckers (a couple).
  • 1 Tom turkey (another regular).
  • 1 Norwegian Elkhound (yet another regular :D).

I haven't felt the need for a camera system. My neighbour's living room faces directly at my mill. Anyone spends any time near the mill, I'll get a phone call. (And the hitch for the mill is locked in my basement, anyway).

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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2019, 06:01:57 AM »
He just wantd to be smarter than your average bear.
I thought only fish were in schools.  :P
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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2019, 09:21:36 AM »
Funny you mention the average bear.  There is campground called Jellystone Park right down the road from the school.  The joke was that he was being taken back there after he was tranquilized.
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2019, 06:18:41 PM »
Here's a couple from the Lynx side of the cat family.  This is the lane into my mill yard.









 
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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2019, 06:34:57 PM »
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2019, 08:30:28 PM »
After reviewing some of the night time photos, I've found a raccoon, a gray blob with glowing eyes,  :D and several more small bears. Never knew sawmills were a wildlife destination. 
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« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2019, 08:05:12 PM »
The bears are really pushing things around here these days. They are carrying bags of grain away for snacking purposes in the middle of the day. I actually see a bear about every three weeks, and get game cam shots almost weekly.




Checked the camera this evening and found my mowing crew hard at work.



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« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2019, 09:31:38 PM »
Nice pics. 8)
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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2019, 12:03:51 AM »
He's watching his buddy that he dared to stick his tongue to a frozen pole.  Fire truck arriving....
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2019, 08:33:16 AM »
We get all kinds of wildlife, but the funniest is the talking border collie.  He howls the entire time I saw, begging me to throw sticks.   He's a bit ticked off these days cause the mill's so clean and tidy there aren't many sticks anymore to throw him.



 
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« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2019, 08:52:57 PM »

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These are a few years old. 

Small bobcat looking inside house from the deck. He was visiting squrriels at the bird feeder

The fisher, bear, and other bobcat are all really large males. 

All about 30 miles north of Dave's location.

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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2019, 09:51:49 PM »
 

 I have been seeing a lot of these this year around my mill and around the lumber stacks.

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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2019, 10:03:20 PM »
He's after the mice so keep the foodstuffs away from the mill and garbage picked up.  Mice traps help too.  A barnyard cat can keep things a bit better off too.  Black racers are welcome, copperheads are the only bad snakes I have to worry about in N VA.

The pics of the bobcats are awesome.  Wish we had more here.
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« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2019, 10:28:12 PM »
Great pictures! I've seen fisher cats a few times, but they are moving out way too fast to get the phone out. 

Caught in the act. 


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« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2019, 10:51:09 PM »
Just cleaning up after you left those bags in the yard, you litterer.   :D
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2019, 07:33:44 AM »
South02's pic is not a black racer.  It is a cottonmouth moccasin. 
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« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2019, 07:46:22 AM »

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 I have been seeing a lot of these this year around my mill and around the lumber stacks.


They do seem to like lumber stacks , and log piles , too. When the swamps fill with water they move to the " hill " (i.e. the mill ). We kill several each year , about half get away.
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« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2019, 10:57:22 AM »
South02's pic is not a black racer.  It is a cottonmouth moccasin.
Yes I know him very very well, grew up in Wilmington NC and canoed every blackwater river in SE NC.  The highest number of cottonmouths I've ever seen is brackish swamps on the sound side of the outerbanks.  Holy cow, everywhere.  Kept me in the canoe.
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« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2019, 03:10:52 PM »
The daily bear.




I'm worried that there are going to be a lot of bears shot for becoming a nuisance. They are more and more brazen all the time.
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« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2019, 09:57:54 PM »
I have not yet seen a bear this year but there was a calling card on the sidewalk across the street this morning. They are getting quite brazen, once habituated they have to be put down as relocating doesn't seem to work. The animal rights people get wound up though.
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