Pictures of Wildlife in your Back Garden

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  1. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Kevin C -
    those two look like the pair who were eying us up at Shamwari just north of Port Elizabeth - happily they went off after a small impala....

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  2. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Ramacal

    Yummy ?

    You don't mean you actually eat them ?

    Ugh !!!!!!!

    I do! Yummy Mk.2 :D
     
  3. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    Will you include sheep in that....My back garden is fields full of my own sheep... They get pretty wild too, especsially when I'm worming them. but got some pretty friendly types too..One stands on gate with her lambs every morning waiting for me and bucket to feed seperately....Front hooves hanging over mewing....sheep dont baaaa....And telling me to get a move on.
     
  4. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Ramacal

    Yummy ?

    You don't mean you actually eat them ?

    Ugh !!!!!!!

    I mustn't forget the foxes that sunbathe at the bottom of our garden

    I would not eat those ones Ron. I mean't the snails were saying yummy at the sight of your plants.

    How about these 2 beauties. 2 Roman snails sharing a passionate moment. They are a protected species I believe and I've only ever seen half a dozen in the garden at most. They don't seem to do any damage either despite their size.

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  5. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Do any of our northern members have a moose/elk* in their garden.
    I did have a thread on another forum asking that & had quite a few replies.

    * depending on whether in N. America or Europe.
     
  7. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    That produced an unexpected snigger (hope no one saw). :huh:

    Whatever could you mean by that ?? ;)

    I neither have a back garden over here nor any pictures of the animals. But in the Afghan environment we observe hares and large flocks of wild goats, in addition to rats, of course.
    There also are more snakes and spiders that I care to think about - I just do my best to avoid them. (If you don't think about them, you don't have to worry about them. :D )Cobra has been observed as well as kraits and a lot of vipers, notably some horned varieties. Amongst the spiders my anti-favourite is the black scorpion.
     
  8. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    No elk in Ontario but deer are not uncommon. When you go further north moose are a regular sight as well. When I was a young boy we had a large bull moose stroll through the back yard and take my mother's clothes line along with it.
     
  9. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    Do any of our northern members have a moose/elk* in their garden.
    I did have a thread on another forum asking that & had quite a few replies.

    * depending on whether in N. America or Europe.

    Yes, in my beloved home country we indeed do. :p They are really careless and ill-behaved. Feed on anything they fancy and really hard to scare off. (I live at the edge of a forest.)
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    No elk in Ontario but deer are not uncommon. When you go further north moose are a regular sight as well. When I was a young boy we had a large bull moose stroll through the back yard and take my mother's clothes line along with it.
    A moose in N.America is an elk in Europe , same species. Alces alces.
     
  11. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Ahhhhhhhhhh!

    Grumpy altes alces alces.;)
     
  12. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Actually we have both elk and moose in Canada. Moose can be found from coast to coast while the elk are only in the western provinces.

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  13. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    When I got up this morning saw thse little fellas out my window
     

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  14. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    I had to remove this 6 foot long Blacksnake from my study.

    It is not a poisonous snake but it still got my attention when I discovered it.



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  15. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    This type of large spider can be found all over the garden in the summer time. It is called a Banana Spider.

    The Banana Spider is non venomous type but they are a nuisance due to the fact they cast a large web.

    They will situate themselves in a tree and "spin" a strand of web into the air. This strand will anchor itself to another tree, sometimes as far as 10 feet away and the whole process is repeated.

    The result is a huge web that is a mess when you walk into it!

    The pictured spider is not in my hand, I am behind it with my hand held up. As you can see it is head height!

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  16. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    Still not my back garden, but this fellow arrived at our last camping area along with a squadron of his mates and stuck around for quite some time. Didn't present themselves, but didn't bite either, so we decided not to worry about malaria (yes we DO take our pills too!)
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  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    living at the bottom of our garden...
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  18. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Hedgehog poo spotted in garden today so plate of mealworms left out tonight.
     
  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Oh look, Global warming means we now have a chameleon living in our garden
     

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  20. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

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    Suspected Taliban geese on patrol.
     

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