What is the coolest animal to visit your yard?
Last summer a Cooper's hawk visited our yard.
A few days ago a red tailed hawk was in our back yard. My kids said, "bird" and I did not pay it much mind because we have a few feeders in the yard to attract birds in our area. Finally I looked in their direction and the hawk was perfectly camouflaged with the fallen leaves. A minute later it finally flew off and had what looked like a possum in it talons.
This same week, a fox ran from our yard across the street in the early a.m.
The crazy thing is we do not live in the country and are situated between a highway and a creek.
A huge bird with shiny black feathers landed in my grandmother's lawn one day. It must've made a pretty big impression on me since I still remember it and I was only around 4 years old. We even have pictures of it and my grandmother says that the wing span must have been at least 6 feet. Unfortunately we don't know what species it was.
I had a really pretty turtle cross through my yard one day. It had the prettiest shell. I don't care for turtles and usually pay them no attention. But I looked close at this one it had a huge humped shell and perfect markings on the shell. Like on you would see a drawing of. Unfortunately we live on a busy street once he made it through my yard he wasn't lucky and got struck by a car.
During the winter, we have a moose that visits our yard. A couple of times, she came with her calf. Once they were eating a juniper bush right next to a window, so we got a great close up look at her.
We've had bears as I have seen their droppings, and our huge trash dumpster turned over, but have not run into one--thankfully, although the neighbors have.
Where ever I go, I choose to live in a rural setting.
I have seen a variety of fowl, deer, wild dogs..........
The most impressive animal, was a mountian lion............
She was graceful, agile, slithe, powerful, in command......... a force of nature.....................a VICTOR of her areana............she was there to tear apart, the friend of my children, a loyal cocker spaniel..................who proved to have no real defense........
The cat was impressive, majestic, she inspired awe...
I shot her first, then the torn up little dog..............that had been the family pet
It was the single hardest day, that I stood in the judgement of my daughters..........
I had a great grey owl swoop down onto my porch one day. It really took me by surprise and I only wish I'd had a camera close by. This owl was huge.
I live in the Northeast and in the summer, for just a few weeks, we are visited by indigo buntings. They are the most beautiful color blue that I've ever seen...they shimmer in the sunlight!
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