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Wildlife and Scenery ~ October 15, 2013 ~ Closed
4 years ago

Well, it's been awhile since anyone posted in this thread and it went to archives. So, I'm starting a new thread. Here's the link to previous one ~

 

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=47&pst=1753094

4 years ago

Last night Ray went to take out the trash and he called me out to the porch. There was a possum under the stairs! He was a fairly good size possum and he started to hiss at Ray when Ray walked over near him. I can't download photos to my albums and I don't do that photo "group" that some others use {can't remember the name of it} so here's a picture from Bing as to what a possum looks like in case some of y'all are wondering.

 

4 years ago

One of the vultures in Sugar's yard....

 

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4 years ago

Vultures in Sugar's yard....

 

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Buffalo
4 years ago

A buffalo seen on my way out to Kona side of the island here. I was surprised to see the buffaloes, baby buffalo, long horns, and a zebra! So I will post here the few pics.

Buffalo

Baby buffalo.
4 years ago

Before I post the next pic. I have to comment to Darla. I know we don't have possums here in Hawaii but heard they are pretty big. Would it be just as big as a cat? Probably more a chihuahua size. So those are the vultures Sugar says that are taking Foxy's food and Kitty's one as well. What kind of tree is that with those round fruits? Ok, here is a pic of the baby buffalo that was in there. I thought he was cute.

baby buffalo

Long horns
4 years ago

I've seen long horns here before but we don't have a whole lot of them. Always amazed at there horns.

Long horns

Zebra here in Hawaii!
4 years ago

zebra These animals were not in a zoo now. This person has them out there in the pastures.

Donkey or mule?
4 years ago

The donkey was with the zebra.

Donkey

4 years ago

Sally, the possum was about as big as my cat Kona who is around 18-20 pounds. Thanks so much for all these pictures. The baby buffalo sure is cute! Longhorns are amazing creatures. I saw one up close in a drive thru safari that we {my parents, my son and I} went thru with my grandson. The horns were almost as wide as the front end of the pickup we were in! Imagine seeing buffalo, a zebra, and a longhorn in Hawaii.

4 years ago

We have a possum that comes up to the porch late at night to eat. There might be more before it is done. The baby's are tiny like a mouse, but the head is pointed. I posted 2 possum pics in a wild life thread quite some time ago.

 

There are about 40 of the black headed vultures out back now. They have the blankets out of the dog houses again !

Opposum at midnight
4 years ago

Possum

4 years ago

Sally that looks like a mule, to me. Just looks kind of big to be a donkey. Those are some neat pics you posted. Love the buffalo.

I have opposums coming into my garden at night, now. I planted cantelope the first year (three years ago) and they decimated them, so I didn't plant them again. But the opposums keep coming back, looking for them I guess. I got my grapes in before they could eat all of them. They drive my dogs nuts, because the garden is fenced off and the dogs can't get to them. They seem to know it, too. I am glad they don't go into the dog area. They can be really nasty with dogs.

4 years ago

The 'fruit' in the tree is black walnuts.  I have tons of them everywhere.  I had to clean a path to get to Kitty's food bowl and I guess I picked up 3 bushels doing that and dumped them in another spot where the squirrels could get to them.  Black walnuts are great tasting, especially in home made fudge!

 

Those vultures are still here.  I guess they decided to take a vacation and will return in a week or two to Donna.

 

Possums seem really vicious, but I don't think they are as mean as they look and sound. Their teeth are scary looking.  I never really tested that theory, but I know they play dead when Chewy approaches.

 

That's a really cute baby buffalo.  If he needs a new home, I have room for him.

 

I think you're right Deb, that donkey's head and face looks more like a mule too.  Donkey's have a cute little head and face.  The mule is more like a horse.  I've seen long horns in fairs and this year I saw some cattle that are a very, very old breed from Africa.  I love all live stock.

 

Darla, thanks for posting my vultures or buzzards as I call them!!!!  I haven't seen Foxy since they came visiting.

 

Tomorrow is Monday, have a good one and a better week,

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Thanks Sugar for letting me know what type of tree it was. I never seen a walnut tree and of course we don't have them here. So it is really neat to see what a walnut tree looks like to me. As for the possum, are they vicious?  Thank you and Deb for clarifying on the difference between a mule and donkey. I really don't know how to tell them apart. From the long ears to the tail. So you say this one in the pic is a mule then.

Donna~ I love your buzzard stories with those birds, makes me laugh. They seem to be always getting into some type of mischief. I wonder why they do that with the blankets out of the dog houses. I guess it is not safe to hang clothes out there?

4 years ago

Oh Sally, I get so tired of hitting the wrong key on this lap top and losing my posts!  I have bushels and bushels of nuts here.  I guess I have at least 10 full grown walnut trees and a few younger ones.  I might hull and shell a few for myself this year.  Its a dirty, hard job.

 

Brunch time,

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Donna, thanks for the possum pictures. They sure are something. Your vultures took the blankets out of the dog houses?!? What do they do with the blankets once they have them?

 

Deb, so it's a mule not a donkey huh? So, you lost all your cantaloupe to possums? Glad you got your grapes in before they ate all of them. It's good they stay away from the dogs.

 

Sugar, black walnuts? Sounds good. I love walnuts. Don't think I've ever had black walnuts but I'm sure they're delicious. Do the squirrels really love them? You're welcome for posting the vulture pictures. So, they're still there huh? Wonder where they came from. Awww, you haven't seen Foxy? I hope they haven't scared her off.

 

Sally, possums can be vicious if cornered like any animal. The ones we've seen on our porch have never done anything that would make them mean just to be mean.

 

4 years ago

After the vultures drag them out they lay on them sometimes. They got them again, and I am not picking them up today!!! I am OFF today .....

 

No, not safe to hang wash out, but I have not hung out any wash in 45 years anyway. I quit when the inch worms got on them. Infact, I moved..... Those daddy long leggers made

me want to move too. I had a lot of english ivy, so the spiders went with the stuff.

Toads
4 years ago

Well, I hope you can see all three of the toads in this picture but seems like they love to seek shelter under the covered roofing. I use it to cover my compost pile. This morning I found a third toad under there. I really don't mind and I'm providing them a bit of shelter as well.

Close up of one of the toads.
4 years ago

4 years ago

I love toads!  Thanks for the toad shots!

 

Everyone I have to go feed Kitty and don't have the time to say much, just hello everyone!

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Great close up on the toad, Sally.

4 years ago

Donna, vultures lying on the blankets?!? You ought to get a picture of that! I know  I'd love to see it. Inch worms and daddy long-legs on your wash? I'd quit hanging wash out too!

 

Sally, love the toad pictures! I do see all 3 of them.

 

Sugar and Laura, great to see y'all here.

 

4 years ago

Black walnuts are a problem for a lot of animals, including dogs and horses, but apparently, those little squirrels do great with them and love them. We had a bunch of black walnut trees in Kentucky, and I always had to rake them up so the horses and dogs wouldn't get them. What a pain.

Donna, your stories about the vultures always crack me up


4 years ago

Good to see you, too, Darla. I had a great time in Vermont.

4 years ago

Deb, gee I didn't know dogs and horses would eat black walnuts.  Of course now that I don't have horses, no problem and Chewy has never tried to eat them YET!  there is always that chance with him.  I have to be careful and not twist an ankle on them.  This is a bumper year for them.  I've told the squirrels to hurry up eat, bury or what ever, make them disappear!  I did make a pathway to go feed Foxy and Kitty Kat and the deer.  There are lots of hazelnuts too but they aren't as dangerous to step on and the squirrels love them even more than the walnuts.  Thanks for the heads up, I will keep an eye out for Chewy.

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Photo: Sent in by Cindy.

4 years ago

Deb, thanks for the info.

 

Laura, glad you had a great time in Vermont.

 

Sugar, great to see you here.

 

Penny, love the picture. Those are certainly some majestic animals!

 

4 years ago

Penny, those are big animals!  Do they walk on the street often?  They do look very regal!  Thanks for the pic.

 

Sugar

4 years ago

I am seeing all sorts of deer and moose in my area right now; it's hunting season here in Ontario and they are on the move.  Luckily my garden is empty now because it's all tracked up!!

4 years ago

 

 

Moose are incredibly large animals.  I've had friends lose their cars after hitting one on the highway.  I think the further north you go in Ontario, the more moose you will see.  I look for them in my area (they aren't as prevelent around here I guess) and years ago, we used to follow their tracks in hopes of getting pictures.    A few years ago, my husband was driving along the highway by our local dump and he thought he spotted a horse up ahead, running along the shoulder of the highway.  It had no rider so he was watching for someone lying on the road.  When he caught up to it, he realized it was a moose.  She looked over, and down at him in his car and turned and ran into the woods.  He said he wished someone was there with a camera because it was so surreal.



This post was modified from its original form on 24 Oct, 10:22
4 years ago

Great picture of the moose, Angela.

4 years ago

Thanks Laura!!  I wish they were my pictures but I just got them off the internet to show off how beautiful they are.  I have my own photos that I took about 10 years ago but I haven't been able to find them.  I think I have pictures stored everywhere these days 

Red ginger flowers
4 years ago

Angela~ Great pics of the mooses. I did hear that they are large, in fact a bit larger than a horse.

I'm posting here a pic of some red ginger flowers I picked. They are in bloom in my back yard. These grow wild around here and just thought they are so pretty.

4 years ago

PhotoPhoto

4 years ago

Sugar, great to see you here.

 

Angie, thanks for sharing the photos of the moose. It's oaky that they're not your photos. I have to settle for pictures from the internet too. Moose certainly are huge animals. Love the story about your husband  seeing the moose running along side the road.

 

Laura, great to see you here.

 

Sally, beautiful red ginger flowers.

 

Penny, love the picture of the geese.

 



This post was modified from its original form on 25 Oct, 8:07
4 years ago

We do get Moose in our residential areas, Sugar & Darla,sometimes they can cause a big traffic jam if they come onto the road in rush hour,we live so near Banff National Park & sometimes they decide to leave it!Nice pictures of your Moose Angela.I hear what you mean by cars crashing into them,sometimes that happens here at night too.Thanks Darla,glad you enjoyed the geese,its getting ready for winter We supposed to have snow soon



This post was modified from its original form on 25 Oct, 8:26
4 years ago

Such a cute picture Penny and so funny because I was talking to the minister's wife last week about how bad this winter is supposed to be and I said that we needed to bundle up the geese since they seemed to have stopped migrating.  We have so many here in my area and it's because so many people feed them all year round that they have gotten fat and lazy and no longer see any need to migrate to warmer climates.  In the summertime, one of the student jobs posted for the town is for someone to walk up and down the channel that connects 2 lakes and tell people not to feed the geese    I read once about a plan to round up all the geese and transport them to their migration grounds so that they might get back to the business of being geese.  ????

 

Gosh life is funny isn't it??  Have a great Friday!!

4 years ago

You're welcome, Angela. Okay.

4 years ago

Love the geese pic Penny. Must be getting cold if they got to have little hats and scarves. LOL

4 years ago

Photo: Thanks for sending this in Peter.

4 years ago

Geese with hats and scarves  

My son used to live in Alaska and he said the moose there were flat out brazen. They knew they were big and no one ever tried to make them move out of the way. I just can't imagine sitting in the driveway waiting for a moose to move so you could get out 
  IN Colorado, we had elk ... they were big, not like a moose, and they didn't hang around when you got into view.

I don't remember if I shared this before ... hope not!!  I would feel silly sharing repeats 
  This little guy was in our garden and my husband had been cutting up wood so shavings were on his web.

            

4 years ago

Hilarious picture of the moose eating the pumpkin, Penny.

4 years ago

I guess the moose is really enjoying the pumpkin and no one can say he can't eat it. LOL I think I would be quite scared to go out there with a moose at the front door.

Deb~ That is a neat pic of the spider and it's web showing more due to the wood shavings on the web. Glad it was outside in the garden and not in the house.

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