the fox kit and mom
the fox kit and mom

Since all the comments about my last nature story I thought I would try to show you some pictures. We all have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. These pictures are random from my “game camera”. I set it in a couple places around my house. I get many critters that show up. Last night I got a picture of a fox kit with her mom.

Thirteen months ago a big storm blew down a hundred foot white pine , it landed along side the house and limbs did puncture the roof of the sun room. I spent a lot of time and energy cutting it up and removing it. I made a bird feeder out of three pieces and it looks kinda like a wedding cake.  The deer, raccoons, foxes, and birds love it.

I only wish I had had my camera the day I saw a bobcat up by the barn.   I hope you all find these pictures as beautiful as I do. Mother Nature doesn’t make junk!

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One of many woodchucks
One of many woodchucks
One fox
two foxes
Deer standing on hind legs to eat bird seed
Deer standing on hind legs to eat bird seed
Foxy
Foxy

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arrival
arrival

 

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monicaangela
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Thank you for posting these pictures Nirek, beautiful, absolutely beautiful. It is wonderful to see animals in the wild going about their daily routine. You have captured some beautiful specimens. Thanks for sharing. I don’t have foxes or woodchucks in my backyard, but I have seen plenty of deer, sometimes as many as 10 to 12, bucks, does, and fawns, their coats are absolutely beautiful, and so far they haven’t destroyed any of my plants. I love both, plants and animals, so if they did nibble on something every now and then, I’m sure I could find it in my heart to forgive them. 🙂 You know, now that I think of it, I bet if I had a game camera in my backyard I too would probably capture many small animals that I have no idea are visiting my yard. Maybe I will invest in one, just to find out. 🙂

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Glad you posted these pictures pop, very cool. 🙂

Visiting my parents’ house is like walking into a Disney movie, except these critters don’t do the laundry for you… still, it’s nice to be sitting at the dining room table eating breakfast or playing cards and glance behind you to see whatever random woodland creature has dropped by. There’s always something out there.

I’ll be up to visit sometime during my week off. Time away from the ‘city’ (such as it is) is always a good thing. 🙂

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kesmarn
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Give your pop a real hug as a stand-in for all the virtual ones that are sent from the Planet, NirekJr.!

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NirekJunior
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NirekJunior

I will do so 😀

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monicaangela
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Excellent idea kesmarn. 🙂

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Really neat pictures, Nirek! The chubby woodchuck made me laugh. I live in suburbia, but we have 1.5 acres that backs up to a good stretch of woods. When we first moved here, there were peach trees along our fence. We had a huge crop of peaches waiting to ripen….come out one day and the trees are almost bare! We couldn’t believe it! We were wondering if a band of gypsies came through with ladders and took them all in one night! Come outside again and there were two big huge fat woodchucks sitting in the trees munching away on what was left. I had no idea they climbed trees…they almost looked like koala bears sitting on their haunches in the trees. We also get deer, foxes, wild turkeys, raccoons, opossum, etc, but not as many or as close to the house as you do since our usable backyard area is fenced because of the pool. I’ll bet you go through birdseed like crazy!

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kesmarn
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Nirek, thanks so much for posting these amazing photos! I really like the “night vision” ones. There’s so much going on out there while so many of us are sleeping. It’s terrific to be able to capture that.

Not too long ago I put some cat food out for the hungry strays in the neighborhood (I know we’re not supposed to, but I can’t help but feel sorry for them.) And when I opened the door a bit later, I saw a nice fat, healthy looking raccoon nibbling away. He lifted up his head and stared right at me through the storm door. And I don’t even live way out in the country. Raccoons are so cute. I wish they could be pets, but everyone I know warns me against trying that. And I believe them!

Thanks again for sharing a bit of your peaceful corner of the world.

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EXFANOFARIANA

Nirek…I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO envy of you! I am an avid animal lover.Opossums and cats – stray and not only – come to my porch to feed themselves….You lucky guy! Thanks for posting these beauties.

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Nirek, what beautiful animals! And there they are, living right there with you. Thanks for sharing these pics!

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