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WILDLIFE AND SCENERY Jan 30
5 years ago

I hated to start a new thread because of all the pictures Donna just posted.  You have to go back and see them if you didn't already.  Here is the link:  http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=47&pst=1709927

 

Sugar

5 years ago

I knew I would wind up making the thread long. I did it before and eventually will wind up doing it again. It would be nice if I would go out and take some new ones. A lot of people saw these, but some that don't check out the index threads might be seeing them for the first time.

 

That photobucket is giving me a terrible time now. I am lucky that I did post some stuff in my care2 album.

5 years ago

Sugar, thanks for starting a new thread. I'm sure we'll get some great pictures here too.

 

Donna, it's okay that you made the thread long as you posted some wonderful photos. I'd love to see some new ones. Thanks for telling us about the vultures.

 

5 years ago

Donna I wasn't critizing you for posting your fantastic pictures.  I just wanted everyone to know they were there and go see them.  There are pictures there that you will never see anywhere else.  Like the vultures!  Wow!

 

Sugar

5 years ago

I know you weren't criticizing me for posting the pics again. I was though. I always figure there are some new people that never saw any of them.

BabyFace, my Bearded Dragon
5 years ago

On My Log

5 years ago

Sugar, here's BabyFace as requested. He's 11.5 years old and quite the character. This is when he was out of his habitat.

 

Donna, no need to criticize yourself about the pictures. They were great.

 

5 years ago

Darla~ Your BabyFace dragon is absolutely awesome looking! He is cute looking. I wish we could have one here. What does he eat?

Donna~ Those pictures are wow. I can't believe all those vultures and other wild life right in your back yard! Wild turkeys as well! We have them here in Hawaii but mostly they live up in the mountains. Love seeing all those cats in your yard. They all get along pretty well?

5 years ago

Sally, thanks so much for the compliments on BabyFace! I'm a tad biased when it comes to him but I love it when others appreciate him. Right now he eats mostly fresh greens {different type of lettuce other than iceberg which is not healthy enough for him ~ I buy the box labled mixed spring greens} though every once-in-awhile I give him crickets. As a baby he ate alot of mealworms {b'cuz he need the protein to grow} mixed with chopped up greens.

5 years ago

Sally,

This group of cats that I have now out in the yard get along great. There were times when I had a bully around.

 

Darla, my brother had a beared dragon named Fireball. Funny thing is that he didn't know it, but my nick name at the bar where I worked was fireball. He use to buy pinky's from the store for him, or her, not sure......

 

I think Baby face is cute. I don't like anything that has no legs or arms, such as snakes, but this bearded dragon is ok with me.... I think I became ok with them from the gecko commercials.... After a while, he became cute.....

5 years ago

Donna, BabyFace was my first reptile! A friend of ours had a little boy who was about 10 at the time and her ex-husband got the dragon for him. Except he wouldn't handle  the dragon or try anything to take car eof him. After about a month, this friend asked me if I could take the dragon b'cuz she thought I'd give him a better home. So that's how I got BabyFace. I could've have fed pinkies to BabyFace as he grew but I drew th eline at that. I'd give him crickets and mealworms but no furry little creatures! BabyFace did just fine without them and is bigger than most dragons. We had some friends who raised dragons several years agao and we tried breeding BabyFace to one of their females. They put BabyFace in with her and she paled and backed away from him trying everything to get away as she was scare dof him. He was twice her size if I remember right. He was like 1.5 times bigger than their biggest male. The Geico Gecko is cute and our friends who had the dragons {they no longer have them} have 2 geckos that are that type ~ they're called day geckos if I remember right.

As for snakes, I used to be scared of them too but I rescued a rat snake hatchling once {we kept her and named her Rose ~ Ray fed her pinkies} and got over my fear. However, I would still give big, wild snakes a wide berth b'cuz I respect them so much! Quite a cute story about the name Fireball.

5 years ago

Oh, I am so ready for Spring!  I just have to post my favorite rose to bring Spring for a minute as I look at it.  I forget her name.....,

 

Here she is as a baby...

 

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My pink rose.jpg

 

 

Sugar

 

5 years ago

Aw Darla, there are times I still miss Lizzy.  I never fed her pinkies either, but lots of crickets, veggies, meal worms and any thing else I thought would be okay for her to eat.  If I still had her home, who knows I might get a baby one again.  She was a large dragon too.  I think if they receive the attention and care that you evidently gave to Baby and I gave to Lizzie they thrive and grow so much bigger. 

 

Speaking of turkeys....

 

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Another Turkey.JPG

 

How is that for a turkey feeder.  I now feed them up where I feed the deer.  They clean up after the deer.

 

Sugar

5 years ago

Sugar, love the rose and the turkeys are really something to see. It must be nice living where you can see all kind of wildlife. I would love that. I'm sure you do miss Lizzy and I'm so sorry for your loss. Yes, when it comes time and I lose BabyFace I will be getting another as I just can't imagine my life without BabyFace so a new one would help me get over my loss {I think}. I don't know how much longer I'll have BabyFace as I'm told that he is really old. Hopefully, the people telling me this are wrong and I'll have many more years with him. I fed BabyFace many a mealworm when he was growing and crickets too. Now he gets by on mostly greens with crickets once a month or so.Yes, you're right that love and attention and the proper care make a huge difference in the size of the dragon.

5 years ago

Sugar~ I love roses and that one is a lovely pink rose. I have one barely surviving out here. Not good with roses. I love seeing all those turkeys out there. I would enjoy just watching all the wildlife out there.  So guys, how big can those dragons get? I'm thinking by Baby Face's pic that maybe an iguana size?

5 years ago

Not as big as an iguana Sally.  Those get giantic.  I forget the average size for dragons.  Ray was just beginning to get really sick when I lost Lizzy so I didn't get another at that time.  I gave her home away.

 

I love Roses too.  (I love my Rosie too).  Right now I don't have then like I used to.  I still have my pink one and two large knock out roses.  The knock out roses can't compare to the tea roses but maybe in time the growers will develop bigger and better blooms on them.  I am thinking about next year and spring and flowers.  I wish I had money to do some of the things I want to do.  I have to keep it small.

 

I have a ground hog that lives on the side of the back 40 and one that lives up near the road.  That one worries me.  I know he will get run over, but maybe not.  I have foxes that cross through my yard and go up the driveway before turning in to the front woods toward the creek.  Of course I have moles too!  They really dig up my yard.  But that's life, right?  You can't pick and choose what is going to live around you.  Look at the snakes too.  I have a few of those.  I hope the toads make a come back from Shirley Snake.  She did a number on the population before getting stuck in that ring.  And the hawks and owls who make a big dent on the squirrel and rabbit population especially during hatching time.

 

Sugar

 

Sugar

5 years ago

Wow Sugar! You got all kinds of wild life going on there. But with all things there is a circle of life where things are kept in balance. I heard a owl screeching by early this morning. Love hearing them around. I wish we had more wildlife like you do there. From deers to rabbits roaming about. Maybe not the snakes tho'. Well that is good to know that the dragons don't get as big as iguanas. I can handle that. Question, do these dragon lizards lay eggs or give birth to live babies?



This post was modified from its original form on 06 Feb, 21:55
5 years ago

Hi Sally, I don't remember about eggs or live birth for dragons.  I would guess eggs.  I never planned on breeding Lizzie so didn't store the info in the ole mind.  After so many years it is pretty full and I try to delete some incoming.

 

I understand totally about the circle of life, but always feel bad when one of the little ones end up as dinner, but then I get the benefit of seeing and hearing owls and hawks.  One time I stepped out my front door at dusk and a barred owl whized right by my head, wow, that was awesome.  But even the little ones can cause awesome moments.  Just recently I had just filled a bird feeder and was holding it to hang and a little Chic a dee flew onto the feeder and grabbed a seed then flew into the tree limb above us.  I always put feeders in an area that they can duck into trees and maybe be safe.

 

Sugar

5 years ago

We have so many moles on the property.  When we first moved here, my cat at the time, Sassy, used to go out hunting every night and every morning she'd be waiting to come in with a present by the door.  Sometimes it was a mouse and we even got a baby chipmunk once but usually she left us moles.  I love the picture of your turkeys!!

5 years ago
This is a Kalij pheasant that we have here only on this island of Hawaii.It was introduced to the island here but there isn't on any of the other islands. So I know it isn't native but now it is a part of Hawaii. I did see this wild bird in my backyard once in the morning. It perched on the limb of the tree for awhile and I was just amazed at seeing one. So watched it for quite awhile. I am glad that we can still see some wild life out here and in our back yard. These pheasants are about the size of a rooster.


This post was modified from its original form on 07 Feb, 21:19
5 years ago

Haven't checked here in awhile, my bad.

 

Sally, bearded dragons lay eggs. They average 12-15 inches long but BabyFace is 17-18 long at least. Love the picture of the pheasant ~ sure is a pretty bird.

 

Sugar, you always have such great wildlife stories to tell. Once when I was walking back to my apartment from a neighbor's a small "sparrow hawk" {can't remember the name of it but it's a small hawk that dines mostly on sparrows} whizzed right by me. If he wasn't so fast I could've reached out and touched him, he was that close. So I know what you mean by those awesome moments. I also once had a hummingbird fly right up to me as I was hanging the hummingbird feeder. Very humbling and awesome! I too would welcome the holes of little critters in my yard.

 

Angie, great to see you here. So you have lots of moles too, huh? That's great that you welcome them.

5 years ago

Oh guys, I feel sooooo bad today. My husband and I was driving into town passing through this neighborhood and there is chickens running wild around there. Anyways, seen these two roosters fighting on the side and one decided to take off flying to get away from the other. It was too late to brake and the rooster hit our windshield. Lucky my husband was driving, if it was me, I would've swerved into something. We looked to see where it went and couldn't find it, must've went off into the bushes. We even checked the back bed of the truck to make sure it did not land in there. The good thing is that windshield did now crack, I don't think we were driving at a fast speed so that was good. But it made me feel so bad that it flew right into us and got hit. I don't like seeing or experiencing ourselves any animals getting hit by a vehicle/ At least there was no cars behind us as well. What a day. It was unfortunate that this had happened.

5 years ago

Sally, I'm so sorry you experienced that. Hopefully, the rooster will be alright. If you couldn't find it, it obviously went somewhere. We'll just have to think positively.

5 years ago

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5 years ago

Sally I am so sorry to hear about the rooster.  I know you were devastated at him flying onto your windshield.  I hope he made it and so glad your windshield didn't crack.

 

Sandi, I think even I hear what that bird is saying!  Great pic.

 

I wish I had taken my camera yesterday on our walk.  I saw the largest flock of geese I ever seen in my life.

 

Sugar

 

 

5 years ago

Sandi, great picture!

 

Sugar, so sorry that you didn't have your camera with you. That must've been something to see.

5 years ago

What a great picture Sandi!!  I am still laughing at that one.  Anyway, here is a bunny picture taken by my friend and neighbour JoAnn...who also goes out hiking with her camera, looking for animals to photograph.  Maybe one day I can post my own cute bunny!!  She found this little guy at the back of my property near the creek.

 

 

First Bunny pic ever

 

5 years ago

Thanks guys, I too hope the rooster made it okay.

Sandi, Love the funny picture. I guess baby bird was very hungry and couldn't wait for mama bird to open up. Ha, Ha.

Oh Angie, would love to see wild bunnies hopping around here. Some how it looks even prettier with all that snow around him. And it didn't even runaway from your friend.

5 years ago

Angie, what a fabulous picture by your friend and neighbor! That bunny is so very adorable.

 

Sally, great to see you here.

5 years ago

Here are some lizards that I took a picture of sunning themselves on my back kitchen steps. They like to congregate together around my bucket out there that I throw my table scraps in for the compost pile. A lot of the little bugs and flies are by the bucket so sometimes I will see about five of the anole lizards and the kona lizard all there trying to get the bugs. My little pets I guess.

lizards

5 years ago

Oh Sally - I love those lizards - they are so cute!  How wonderful they come for the little bugs near  your compost. They are such a lovely green colour.  I get little skinks out in the garden - they are cute, but they are a grey colour.  I like the kalij pheasant too.

Darla, I didn't know Babyface was 11.5 years old.  He looks so young!  He is so gorgeous - you can see the intelligence in his face.  I think I said that before because apart from his cuteness that's what struck me about the photo. 

Sugar, can you believe I have never seen a turkey?  They're amazing!

5 years ago

Donna - just went back to look at your pictures - the vultures are gorgeous!  I especially like the black ones.  Love the pictures of the 'scary cats heading towards you'  too

5 years ago

When I was about 10 years old I had a Florida anole as a pet. His name was Michael. He would sun himself at the top of the drapes and would come to me when I shook the drapes. He'd come down to where he could get a good view and then launch himself onto my shoulder.

5 years ago

Karen~ I did not know it was possible to tame an anole lizard. Wow, that is so neat to know.

5 years ago

Sally, awesome picture of the anoles! I get some in my plants sometimes. I love to see them.

 

Val, yes, BabyFace is 11.5 which I'm told is fairly old for a captive dragon and I believe he is very intelligent. Thanks for your compliments on him. You're in Australia, correct? Do you ever see them in the wild or are they in a different part of the country? I don't know where they're from I just know that they're an Australian lizard.

 

Karen, how cool that you had  an anole as a pet!

 

5 years ago

My moms cat

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5 years ago

Your mom's cat is BEAUTIFUL, Missy!  What's his/her name?  Love the snowy background.  That's beautiful, too! 

5 years ago

Lovely cat Missy!He looks so majestic!

5 years ago

Missy love the way He/she poses. Sally loved the lizards.

5 years ago

Its a she and her name is trulte and I am sure if someone else had gotten that cat they would put her to sleep.. when my mom got it was very small and did not hold its food. My mom took her to the vet and the vet told my mom she had a parasite that would most likely kill her if left untreaded. My mom asked if the cat could be fully cured. The doc said it will cost money and take a lot of time.. after 2 years with regular vet visits and a spacial diet she is alive and well.. and it cost my mom about 10 000$ O.O but my mom did not look at the money she just wanted the little bundle of joy that she loved to be well.. she is still very small we call her a mini Maine coon heres a photo when she was just a kitten
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its amazing to think you can have a lizard as a pet its illigal to have reptile pets here but I guess it has something to do with that is very few reptiles natural here in the cold north



This post was modified from its original form on 18 Feb, 9:31
5 years ago

Missy, Trulte is a gorgeous cat! I love that ruff and those fabulous ear tufts. She's very photogenic and poses beautifully. A mini Maine Coon, huh? As a Maine Coon mix she could be on the small side, couple that with her sickness as a kitten and that could account for her size.

I can't imagine having it be illegal to own a lizard. I'd be very unhappy without my BabyFace.

 

Good to see everyone else here.

 

5 years ago

Trulte is truly beautiful! What a lovely pose!

5 years ago

What truly beautiful pictures Missy.  The snow and plants makes a wonderful background for Trulte.  I am glad your mom was able to save her.  I just don't have that kind of money and that makes me so very sad.  A few years ago I might have been able to, but hospitals, labs, doctors, etc. for Ray has relieved me of all my savings.  I hope I never have something like that show up in any of my furkids.  Do you have just a head shot of her for Donna's cat of the month?  Or can you just edit one of the above to make it work?

 

Karen is the anole the same little lizards that are wild in florida?  If so, I used to have 3 of them on the farm and lots of sunshine and plants for them to sun themselves in my kitchen.  I really enjoyed them.  They had a home terrarium when I had to leave for work and they laid eggs and they hatched!  Can you believe that?  I was so surprised.  When I was home they could climb all over my kitchen jungle.  I will never forget them.

 

I'm sorry I haven't been around much, but Tom and Rosie has and still needs more time from me. 

 

Sugar

5 years ago

Missy~ Your mother's cat Trulte is a beautiful cat. What a gorgeous picture of her with the snowy background and her when she was just a kitten. I think your mom made the right choice in saving her. What a beauty she is and I bet she has brought so much joy to your mom as well.

Me at the San Antonio Zoo Lory Habitat
5 years ago

Two Birds in Hand

5 years ago

Those birds can be so pretty with all those colors. I guess you could feed them while there and interact with them. How wonderful. Were they noisy?

5 years ago

It was an awesome experience. You could buy a tiny container of "nectar" I guess it was and the birds would lap it up. This picture was taken last April when my daughter was visiting.  Yes, the birds were a bit noisy but it was great. I even had one land on my arm without food as a reward!

5 years ago

heres a headshot of trulte but I have no idea what donnas cat of the month is but still here she is looking like she is ready to hunt... poor thing she came home once when we were at the cabin all covered in blood looked like she had been in a fight with a wild animal the vet thougt it was a Eurasian Eagle becasue of the deep claw marks on her back... she looked a bit scruffy a bit but healed nicely

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5 years ago

Missy Trulte is a awesome cat glad your Mom saved her.

5 years ago

Trulte looks like a Norwegian Forest Cat! She's lovely!

5 years ago

Trulte is beautiful. Here is the link to put her into the close up thread.

 

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=47&pst=1679127

 

She won't be in for a few months though, as when things are working right, I give the new group kitty a month before changing photos.

5 years ago

She is a beautiful cat, almost looks like a Lynx with those pointy fur on the tips of the ears.

5 years ago

Missy, I just came here for the first time in a while.  With all the happenings here at home I just have been too upset to get on very much.  But Missy, your Trulte is one of the most beautiful cats I have ever seen.  I have seen a lot of beautiful cats too!  I'm so glad she made it home safely with just scratches and blood.  Tell her to be careful, I don't want to hear any bad news.

 

Sugar

 

 

5 years ago

View across the lake

I went for a walk after the storm on Wednesday and took some pictures.  This is a shot across the bay where I was visiting someone out fishing.  There is a derby on the weekend and I'm thinking I might sign up.  I can't believe how big some of the fish huts are...it looks like you could live in some of them.    There are some old guys around here who sit out on the ice all winter and fish...yikes!  I wonder how their wives feel about it.  Today is March 1 and the sun is shining and it's not terribly cold.  This doesn't give me a warm fuzzy since I believe when March comes in like a lamb it goes out like a lion....which of course completely contradicts the groundhog's prophecy of an early spring. 

5 years ago

Beautiful picture Angie. Look at all the snow and I'm sure there is ice! It's just wow and it is a gorgeous scene. Enjoy the derby if you sign up. Hope you get that early spring the groundhog predicted. As for us here in south, central Texas it is 74.5F.

5 years ago

Yupper...there is lots of ice....I'm standing on the ice of the bay taking the picture.  The shoreline is just in front of the treeline.  In the winter, everyone just travels across the lakes instead of the roads...it gets very frozen.  When it finally gets nice outside, I will post a summer picture from this spot one day when we're out fishing in a boat.  Enjoy your 75 degree temps.....ours are coming.....someday! 

5 years ago

Look at all that snow reminds me of were I used to live north and inland in Norway, we had to dig our house out so we would not snow in. Loads of moose as well.. and Moose are scary things.. At least the wolfs runs away when they see you... the moose.. *scary*

5 years ago

Yes we get alot of moose here too though there are alot more the further north you go.  They are so big and scary....I have a neighbour who had an accident when one stepped out in front of his pickup truck.  The truck was a total write off and my neighbour was in the hospital for quite awhile.  I have deer whistles attached to my bumpers on my truck so that when I'm driving, the animals up ahead get out of the way.....hopefully.  I've been lucky so far...knock on wood.  Anyway, we signed up for the ice-fishing derby so I'm off to catch lake trout.  I've never won one of these things but you never know right?  Winning fish gets $250 and a night out for dinner.  Ok....I mean the person who CATCHES the winning fish....I know its early.    Here are a few huts that are closer to shore.....I think most of them are quite a bit further out.  Everyone has their lucky spot after all.  I've never built my own hut but I know many people who have so I won't have to sit out on the ice in the elements anyway.  I have a friend from Finland who sits on a foldup chair out on the ice and fishes for hours.  Her mother accompanied her for years but she is over 90 now and says her fishing days are over. 

 

        Balsam Lake Derby 2013



This post was modified from its original form on 02 Mar, 6:17
5 years ago

Angie, I figured there was alot of ice. I think it's great that you signed up for the derby. Here's hoping that you catch the winning fish. Great picture of the huts! I've only seen moose in pictures and on tv {shows like Alaska State Troopers and nature shows} ~ they look big and determined. I'm so sorry for your neighbor, that is horrible. I hope your whistlers continue to work. My mom hit a deer once and it totaled the car so I can imagine what hitting a moose would do.

 

 

Missy, great to see you here.

 

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