Photos Of Wonderful Wildlife On Our Old Farm.

Wildlife On Our Old Farm
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Wildlife On Our Old Farm.

We always have whitetail deer in our yard. Pretty bad for the garden they do eat some of it but we keep the garden sprayed. I plant marigolds around it. We hang soap and anything else we can think of. This all helps keep them out of my garden.

Our dog just waits for the deer to come in the yard so he can bark and run them out. They don't pay much attention to him.

We have found young wildlife on our farm. We never keep them we take them to the Wildlife Center so they can be rehabilitated and returned to the wild.

Deer
Deer
Porcupines
Porcupines
Our Dog Doc
Our Dog Doc

Porcupines

This guy showed up in our yard one morning and I was following him around getting pictures. He didn't seem to mind. I MADE SURE I DIDN'T TOUCH HIM.

Porcupines are vegetarians. In the spring, they feed on leaves, twigs and green plants. In winter, they chew through the outer bark of trees. Sometimes, they will completely kill trees. They've gnawed through anything. They will just about gnaw on whatever is handy including items in your yard, shovel handles, etc.

They are very easy going unless you touch them then watch out. They can mess up your dogs.

There's not as many of them around now because fishers have come close to wiping them out.

Porcupine and The Dog.

This year the porcupine got our dog.

Whatever you do try not to let your dog near a porcupine. This little jaunt to the vet cost us $288.00. It's nice living in the country and all the wildlife, but it does have it's drawbacks.

This is our odd ball Squirrel

Funny Looking Gray Squirrel
Funny Looking Gray Squirrel

Gray Squirrel

A Gray
A Gray

Black Squirrel

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Squirrels

Of course, we have squirrels lots of squirrels. Strange colors on this squirrel. We have not seen him this year but hope he will come back. He hangs out with the gray squirrel, maybe he has some albino in him. We just can't figure it out.

There are albino or white squirrels around Wisconsin. Madison has a colony of them.

I love the squirrels. I know some people don't like them. We have never had any trouble with the bigger squirrels.

Gray (silver) squirrels raise their young in old holes in trees or build a large nest on top of the maple trees. The nests made from leaves and twigs. We once found two baby gray squirrels on the ground they cried and clung to my neck like babies. A tree, unfortunately, got cut down and there they were poor little things. I fed them every two hours. When we got the chance I piled the kids in the car and the squirrels and we took them to the wildlife center. Where they could care for them and let them back into the wild.

Black squirrels are actually gray squirrels. They are the ones I love the most, so pretty. They're not here as often as the other squirrels.

There are a few fox squirrels around here. We saw them more when we lived in our other house. Our neighbor from Chicago would trap them at his house in Chicago then bring them up here and let them go.

Black/Brown squirrel not sure how he why he has the mixed colors. He is different from the gray and black squirrels. He could have half fox squirrel.

We would like to keep our feeders out all the time. We have found out we can't do that. They attract the wildlife in our yard we don't want. When spring comes we will stop feeding birds and squirrels. You can see from the pictures that we were feeding when the weather was nice. Every night our feeders were get torn up by bears so we just had to stop.

We now feed the hummingbirds in the spring and should not even be doing that. Bears like that sweet tasting hummingbird feed. If they can reach them they will rip them down.

If you get a chance to check my other wildlife hubs please do.

Black and Brownish Gray Squirrel

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Red Squirrel

We have lots of little red squirrels around here. I find them the hardest to get a picture of they have such sharp eyes. They love to tease our dogs. The Springer we have now is driving himself crazy try to catch the squirrels but their just to fast for him.

Our other Springer would go crazy when he saw one. He knew the difference between the red and gray squirrels. The gray squirrels never bothered him. He hated the red squirrels.

We had a mother red squirrel nesting above the tree where our swing hangs. One day I was sitting in the swing the baby squirrels got curious about me. They started down the tree towards where I was sitting and I was talking to them. All at once Mama showed up. She let me have it, angrily chattering at me. The next day the family was gone she must have moved them. She thought her babies were in danger so she moved them to a safer place.

They are mean little devils and the other squirrels run from them

Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel

Some of the wildlife in a slide show.

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Whitetail DeerGray Fox
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Gray Fox
Gray Fox

More Wildlife.

We get lots of wildlife in the yard. We're across from a field that grows potatoes or beans. The animals love that. We also have a swamp on the back part of our land which also brings in animals. We have Maple and Boxwood trees for wildlife to live in.

Our son lives just down the road from us and they had a wolf in their yard last week. It's not unusual for us to see wolf tracks and seven different bears in our yard last year. My husband also saw a cougar in the meadow.

White Tail Deer have their fawns in late spring. They are so cute and spotted. We have Mom and babies in our yard at times. We sometimes get large bucks in the yard. Most of the time it's just does, fawns or young males. They like to bed down in our meadow and they have now started to bed down by our barn and in my flower beds.

Gray Fox, we don't see them often. The picture taken with our field camera in the meadow. They can climb trees looking for roosting birds. They're smaller than coyote which we also get lots of in our yard. Coyotes and fox are the one thing we have to watch out for if we get chickens. The chickens will have to go they're pen at night.

We have lots of coyotes around we hear them just about every night at times they sound like their right in our yard.

Turkeys in our meadow. Turkeys in our crabapple tree.

Turkeys in our meadow

Wildlife On Our Old Farm
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Here he comes again.

Here he comes again! This big bear likes to come and visit in the morning and lay by our deck. Believe me, we didn't go outside until he decided to leave.

We also have baby bears.

Of course we have bears

Big Black Bear
Big Black Bear
Baby Bear
Baby Bear

The area we live in known for its wildlife. We had wildlife at our old home too. Some that I have not been able to get pictures of. At the old house, we saw a red fox crossing the lake when there was ice. We always had otters by our dock. I once saw a badger crossing our road by our house. Muskrats, bats, beavers, turtles and many different birds. Raccoons that hung on our deck with their little ones. Of course, skunks.

Flying squirrels we have here and I keep trying to get their picture.

We have American toads all over the place. We also have the little green Leopard Frogs and Gray Tree Frogs in the grass and hanging out in our garden. I want to put a pond in then the little frogs will have a place to hang out.

Can you see me?

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Albino Deer.

The deer below weren't in our backyard, but I thought they were interesting. There's a wildlife park near us with albino deer.

In this state, it is illegal to shot albino deer. In some areas and some can be if they are in a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone. They have now found Chronic Wasting Disease in our area. People are not supposed to feed the deer or birds if the deer can get to the feed.

It may also be that way in other states. Native Americans say it is bad luck to shoot an albino. The population of white and albino deer is not far from where we live. I have never seen one in the wild.

I don't know about albino squirrels if they are protected.

Deer at Wildlife Park.
Deer at Wildlife Park.
Wildlife On Our Old Farm
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Chipmunk
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Wildlife

Raccoons coming in at night. Our field camera took a picture of them. The field camera images aren't great.

Chipmunk going up the side of our barn. He gets up into the loft of the barn that way. I'm sure that is where she builds her nest.

You can see we have lots of squirrels, all colors.

We also see lots of birds you can see them in my bird hubs.

The pictures on here are my own except for the white squirrel. They may not be the best. I hope you enjoyed seeing them.

White squirrel picture is from the white squirrel population in Madison, WI.

We have a friend that gives us loaves of old bread so we have been feeding the deer with it. The snow is so deep it's hard for them to find food. When the snow is gone we will stop feeding them. They need to find food on their own. It's not only the deer that eats the bread but the ravens and blue jays and I'm sure at night maybe raccoons.

We believe we have an owl on top of our roof. We hear him walking around up there. He let out a screech the other night and scared the heck out of my husband. He was on the deck having his smoke. In the dead of night, I heard something cry like an animal attack. It woke me up from a sound sleep but I couldn't see anything. We know the owl is around we have seen him. He was here last year right on the same side of the house. We would hear his who, who sounded like he was right in front of our bedroom window.

We are now getting a wolf in the yard. He was running through the driveway under our yard light.

White or Albino Squirrel

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Fawn Playing Mud Puddle.

We hate a heavy rain last night, so we had a large mud puddle in our yard. My husband looked out the window and saw this little fawn playing in the mud puddle. He was having a good time and had maybe never seen a puddle before. We saw the doe over by the barn waiting for him. We have seen we think the same two before. We believe they are bedding down behind the barn. They're going between our property and our son's property. I'm sure they feel pretty safe in the spots they're in as long no bears or wolves see them.

They are likely the deer that has been eating my rose bushes.

The videos are of the same fawn and the doe.

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Fawn Playing In Mud Puddle.

Little Fawn In Our Yard Running To His Mother After Playing In Mud Puddle.

Bear Relaxing.
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Chipmunk
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Whitetail Deer in Meadow
Whitetail Deer in Meadow
Blue Jay and Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay and Pileated Woodpecker
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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

vandynegl , Oh yeah, black bears like our yard. You can see all of them on my Bear hub. Thanks you so much for stopping by.


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PurvisBobbi44, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by I appreciate it.


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PegCole17, Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope our dog never finds another porcupine.


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suzettenaples, Thank you for coming by. I appreciate it.


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rebeccamealey, Our poor dog was very sore. Thank you so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Au fait, Thank you so much for prayers. Hubby has gone in for blood test so I jumped on for a bit. We will be very busy next week chemo and radiation starts and it will be everyday for a weeks. I'm not looking forward to an hour and half drive each day but it has to be done.


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vandynegl 2 years ago from Ohio Valley

Wow! Great pictures and information! I didn't know there were albino deer! Also, I cannot believe that the black bear just comes and hangs out by your deck! Amazing! Keep sharing!


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PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

Hi,

I had to vote up++++ because this is one of the best hubs or article I have seen on wild animals. I have never seen black or white squirrels.

And I take photos of everything that moves in our yard, however, you get the top prize for this hub.

Thanks for sharing this one.

Bobbi Purvis


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This fascinating look into your backyard was amazing, Moonlake. You have quite a variety of interesting wildlife. My first thoughts after seeing the porcupine was oh no! poor doggy. Oh my. Thank goodness he's okay. Our dogs like to chase the skunks that get into our yard and yeck, what an aroma when they get too close.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

moonlake: What a beautiful hub and a beautiful farm you have. The wildlife is beautiful here that visits your farm and all year round. You virtually have a zoo in your own back yard! I just love places like this and thank you for sharing this with us!


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

These photos of wildlife are just awesome. Poor dog! I don't believe I have ever seen a porcupine. My dog tangled with a skunk once. It was quite an ordeal to get rid of that smell.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

Love all these photos. It must be so nice to live out in the country away from all the craziness of the city. Going to share this again and I pinned it again to my 'Wild Animals' board, this time with the black squirrel's picture.

I'm so sorry about all the health issues you are having to face with your husband. I hope you are now able to sleep at least, in order to keep up your own strength so you better deal with this turn of events.

You and your husband and family are in my prayers, and I know all of your many friends here on HP are wishing and hoping for the very best outcome possible, too . . .


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Indian Chef , Porcupines are nice little animals but just don't touch them. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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Indian Chef 2 years ago from New Delhi India

Very beautiful pictures of wold life. I am really surprised you had such a variety of wild life on your farm. My fav is porcupine. I have never seen them in wild. Voting it up and awesome and sharing on hubpages.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

DDE, Thank you for stopping by and thanks for the vote.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Au fait, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. Thanks for pin and follow.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Photos Of Wildlife On Our Old Farm. makes me think of the farm life I once had beautiful photos here and so many kinds of animals like all of them voted up, useful, and awesome


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

Love this hub and all your fantastic photos!

Going to share this hub again with my followers and have also pinned it again, to my 'Wildlife' board, but with a different photo than last time.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Au fait, We now have a little dog we have to walk everyday. I always worry about running into the bear. My husband said pick up the dog throw it at the bear and run like h---. He was joking the bear will eat me before I hand him over the dog. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote and share.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

I love you photos! We had a white squirrel for a few years on the university campus where I went to school and he was a rock star, but then something happened and he died. :( Love the photo of the porcupine. Poor dog with a nose full of quills! :((

I would so love to live out in the country with all that wildlife for company -- except maybe the bear . . .

Pinned to my 'Wildlife' board, voted up and awesome, and will share.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Toytasting, Thank you for stopping by I appreciate it.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

rajan jolly, Thank you and thanks for stopping by. There is always something going on around here with all the wildlife. Thanks for the vote and share.


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Toytasting 3 years ago from Mumbai

Moonlake, the pictures are simply beautiful. I can imagine how wonderful it would be to stay in a place surrounded with such beautiful greenery and varied wildlife.

Thank you for sharing. Cheers :)


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

You certainly have a variety of wildlife around your farm. Interesting to see all these lovely animals. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. It must have been fun to see them.

Voted up, interesting and sharing.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

dahoglund, Thanks so much for stopping by. I always wanted to live on a working farm but never did this little place was once a pig farm but now is just our home with lots of wildlife. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

sgbrown, Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Right now we're pretty sure we have an owl on our roof another bird I forgot to mention. Thanks so much for the vote.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Kathleen Cochran, We had to take him to the vet and they had to put him under to remove them. I was worried we would miss one and not take them out right as it turned out the vet missed one I found it later.

Thanks for stopping by.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

KerryAnita, Thank you for stopping by.


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dghbrh, Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Peggy W, Thank you for stopping by. I thought your squirrel hub was so interesting. Thanks for the vote and share.


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dahoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

There was a time when I thought I would like to have a farm or place in the country and raise my own food and such. Probably as well that I didn't because I most likely would not have been very good at it. However, it is nice to see someone else who has followed that path enjoy it.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

This was awesome! We have many of the same types of animals here, except the bears. I have never seen a black squirrel before, that was an awesome picture. We have many deer in our yard and turkey. Squirrels are everywhere here and many coyote, which we rarely see, but can hear every night. (I love to listen to them.) I love this hub! Voted up and awesome! :)


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Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Your poor pup really got to me! Hope he steers clear in the future. How do you get him to stay still to have those spikes removed?

What a fabulous place to live! I'm going to look up your profile to see where this is. Thanks for sharing your lovely farm.


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KerryAnita 3 years ago from Satellite Beach, Florida

What great wildlife you have on your farm!


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Lovely pix and thanks for sharing this wonderful hub here. Votes up and shared as well


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wow! You really do have an assortment of wildlife where you live. Nice that you also have a local wildlife center to help out with orphaned or injured wildlife. Thanks for the link to my hub about the baby squirrels that we found and rescued. You took some great photos! The picture of your dog and the porcupine quills....ouch! Voting this up, beautiful and interesting + happy to share.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Levertis Steele, Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub.


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

Oh, how I enjoyed this hub! I just love the wild and all of its offerings. I see most of these animals in my part of the woods, except the porcupine, white squirrel and white deer. We do have red and gray squirrels. I have seen red foxes, one panther, and many bobcats. We have a few American black bears, but they are very scarce in my region. An occasional armadillo and raccoon, and many, many deer roam our woods among many other wild animals. On rare occasions we spot a bald eagle. They are so regal.

Thanks for sharing your critters.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Alastar Packer, Thanks for stopping by and visiting my hub. Wisconsin is a beautiful state and worth a visit. We get many touriest up here because we also have so many lakes, woods and wild life.


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Moonlake, there's two places I've never seen on the N.Amer continent but have very much wanted to visit: the great North-west and the Mayan country. Believe I'll add a third one now. You live in a beautiful wonderland there in Wisconsin. This is such a delightful Hub with your thoughts accompanying the great back-yard animal pics & vids. Thank you and with-out me being a spoiler, later on tell what's in the 'can you see me' pic.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Cardisa, it was another porcupine that did that to our dog not the one that I took the picture of. The one I took the picture of was just wondering around the yard going through my flower beds. Looking for food I guess. I didn't see the one that nailed our dog.

Thanks for stopping by.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

tillsontitan, Thanks for stopping by. We do have lots of wildlife and there are some I have not been able to get a pictures of. Wolves, cougars, fishers, eagles and a hawks and skunks.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Karen N, he was such a cute porcupine and he just kept walking while I was taking his picture. Their gentle little guys as long as you don't touch them.

Thanks for stopping by.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

bethperry, he's doing good now. I'm hoping he doesn't find another porcupine, he looked so sad the day it happened he wouldn't even lift his head up.

Thanks for stopping by.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

What a fun hub! These animals have certainly made my morning. BTW did the porcupine do that to your dog?! LOL

I wish I had so many animals around, I would be a happy camper!


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tillsontitan 5 years ago from New York

Seems you almost have a wildlife refuge of your own! Really nice pictures, shows you really have a lot of visitors.


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Karen N 5 years ago from United States

Beautiful pictures, I especially like the one of the porcupine.


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bethperry 5 years ago from Tennesee

This was so enjoyable to read! And I hope the poor dog is recovered!


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moonlake 6 years ago from America Author

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

You are so fortunate to have such a variety of wildlife in your garden! Thanks for sharing the awesome pix.

Love and peace

Tony


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moonlake 6 years ago from America Author

Thank you and thanks for stopping by my hub and leaving a nice comment.


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John and a camera 6 years ago from Co. Leitrim Southern Ireland

Nice wildlife hub. Keep up the good work.


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moonlake 7 years ago from America Author

Thanks for comments. You never know those old bears can be a danger. Most of the time they run but as you can see from my bear hub they come right up to the deck so you never know what they might do.


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

Since we live in the same area of the nation, we see so many of the same things. We are loving it. Though the grandparents are scared that the bears will make off with the grandchildren.


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moonlake 8 years ago from America Author

Thanks geminitwin for checking out my hub. We also have black squirrels I have pictures of them but haven't found them yet. Will have to put one up.


geminitwin 8 years ago

good hub. we have lots of black squirrels around here.


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moonlake 8 years ago from America Author

Thank you for the nice comment.


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herblady 8 years ago from Indiana

great job on this hub,love the pixs


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moonlake 8 years ago from America Author

NJoG Thanks for leaving a nice comment. I have a hard time walking away from any animal that needs help. Our kids are the same way. One morning our oldest called and said some baby ravens had fallen out of their nest and he couldn't do anything about it because of a doctor's appointment. My husband and went down there and picked the babies up we couldn't but them back in the nest big hole in it to far up ...So we took them to wildlife center to be taken care of.


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NJoG 8 years ago from Tigard, Oregon

moonlake, a wonderful hub!   i have humming birds feeding off my fuschias here, until it gets too hot for them.  squirrels galore, mocking birds imitating the sounds of the street out yonder, the anti-theft alarms from next door, and the children here in the complex.  i recall one of my best friends from elementary and high school always collecting stray animals -- other than "thumper" the rabbit who chewed through all the electrical cords, there was "flower" the baby squirrel who was so little and so young that he needed his "lower part" dobbed with a wet cotton ball so he could learn to pee on his own.

And, it didn't end there!  [grin]  My first cousin, Rick Greenlee, a retired USAF Captain SAC, taught his adopted pigeon, Sally, to dob in the loo.

I've always had a great respect and love for all animals, domestic and wild.  Thank you for your hub, great reading.

~Nan


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moonlake 8 years ago from America Author

Thank you for visiting my hub.


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balaji153 8 years ago from Chennai,India

nice hub! for wildlife lovers!!!

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