Last Thursday was a crazy wildlife day!
During our morning walk we saw: a raccoon (the dogs went insane and somehow I kept in control of them), a live frog crossing the road (it startled the dogs while they sniffed it and it jumped), the buck (we don't see him often so that is special), a dead frog (sadly we have been seeing more of those this year, but it means they have come back after the construction that took them away), a dead garter snake, a doe and 2 fawns.
On my drive to work that morning, I had 2 different encounters with wild turkeys, a cat ran in front of my car and a huge hawk came out of a ditch and nearly hit my car.
Generally we may see some deer (at least a few times per week), the turkeys (they have adjusted their territory this year and we are seeing less), frogs (alive and dead), birds (lots and lots of different ones - Hailey only cares about the ravens and sometimes the woodpeckers, the rest she ignores), chipmunks and squirrels on the walk.
Here are some of the other things we have seen recently - that I was able to photograph with my phone, while holding both dogs!
|Horse prints - and horse poop - we have to walk around that or the pups think it is snack time|
|If we don't see the deer we often see their tracks|
|Looking down our road - a deer|
|We saw this dead snake - I believe it is an Eastern Milk Snake - yesterday|
|Frogs in the ditch - the dogs always want to chase them in|
|And of course groundhogs. This one is in our yard - We have at lest 3 adults and several babies in the yard this year|
PS Lady tried uploading the videos of the house to YouTube, but that was a fail. It was going to take 2 hours to upload a 2 minute video cause our internet sucks. She thinks she has a solution - panoramic pictures. She is going to try those this week during the day (the light in the house is best during the day. Hopefully we will have that by the end of the week.