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Re: Wildlife

Postby S-Pett » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:32 pm

I came home one day and found this young lady eating a box of my cereal. She was trying to push through the screen to get out, I got this picture and left the house and I think she got out the way she got in...through a open window.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Skip Perkins » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:35 am

S-Pett,
1. Great coffee maker. I have the same one.
2. Even the raccoons in Colorado are fit. The Wisconsin raccoons are fat and sassy.
3. I think she peed in your dish soap.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:37 am

Sean, that's a pretty cool shot. I swear you're a wildlife magnet!

One gorgeous warm summer night, Tasha (my dearly departed feline friend of 16 years) really didn't want to come in, and I couldn't blame her. She looked so content on the back patio, so I left the door open for her. An hour later, she was in bed, just as I'd figured. Then I woke up during the night. I heard her out in the kitchen eating from her food bowl. But she was being very noisy. Much louder than normal. Then I reached over and realized she was in bed. Uh-oh. Hey, if you're here, who the hell is that out in the kitchen?

As I walked into the kitchen to inspect, Mama Raccoon was just heading for the door, a few kids in tow, single file, and out they went. :shock:

Those animals are smart, but they sure are messy. The food and water bowls were a muddy mess. :roll:


Say, anyone have any more shots of bobcats or mountain lions? Those guys are hard to find. (I think Mtgirl was pretty lucky - but she might think otherwise :D )

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Re: Wildlife

Postby Iguru » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:12 am

These pics are not from Colorado, but I thought some turkeys would add some spice to the mix.

mama and chicks in the backyard
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Skip Perkins » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:18 am

This was also with my trail camera at the same location as the fisher. I almost deleted it as nothing and then took a broader look. It's one of those, "Can you find the bobcat in this picture?"
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sun May 22, 2011 8:54 pm

Here's a shot from last Thursday. The little guys are growing up. Mom's bringing them all sorts of stuff. Got a deer leg in the yard, a stuffed toy they play with, these kids got it made.


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But this one is still my favorite (nice work, Sean) ...

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Re: Wildlife

Postby Craig Cook » Sun May 22, 2011 9:16 pm

Skip Perkins wrote:This was also with my trail camera at the same location as the fisher. I almost deleted it as nothing and then took a broader look. It's one of those, "Can you find the bobcat in this picture?"
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Wow, sneaky little thing! Did you know it was there while taking the picture?

And the fox with the coffee cup is hilarious!
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Re: Wildlife

Postby highpilgrim » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:35 am

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/43523752#43523752

An interesing story, even if you're not a marmot fan...
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:06 pm

A few recent shots with a Pentax K-r and 50-200mm. Please forgive the captions. I was having a little fun. :)
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:24 pm

Here's one I got the other day on a bike ride in the Pikes Peak foothills. This little cutie ran across the trail. It was all I could do to stop and thought I'd totally scared it, but it was most curious about what a mountain bike might be. So managed a few photos as it peered out from the brush by the side of the trail. They are so well camaflaged that I had to bring up brightness and contrast of the fawn itself to really even see it in the image.



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Re: Wildlife

Postby elkheart22 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:19 am

Baby Raccoon in my gas grill
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Re: Wildlife

Postby mountainmanny » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:01 am

you bear'ly got those pics! :lol:
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