Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Wildlife Encounters

Lee sniffing under the deck, something is living under there

Besides our normal deer, groundhog (including the biggest one I have ever seen and we call Buffet) and bird encounters, we have had some animal adventures. None of which are photographed because walking with 3 dogs with wildlife makes it unsafe to photograph.

Here are some recent encounters.

-A coyote was dead in the middle of the road and Hailey had to bark at it the first day. It was there for about 4 days. Now Hailey wants to pee on the road where it.

-About 8 feet from us a skunk came out of the ditch. It was lifting it's tail but was not pointing at us. I froze. It looked at us, put the tail down and ran away. We stood (well I stood, Emma stood and Phod stood while Hailey jumped and screamed) in that spot until it was far away.

-We encountered a wild turkey and her brood of babies on a road. I just turned us around and we went the other way.

-We caught a mouse in our humane trap in our house. The Man took the poor little thing for a drive to release it.

Do you have any wildlife encounters on your walks?


  1. Hari OM
    That's quite the variety! Dunoon's wild life consists mainly of seagulls, swans and the two-legged night-timers!!! YAM xx

  2. Dang ya'll gets to see lots of fun critters. All we has is squirrels, turtles, moles and armadillo in our yard ;) We does has lots of ducks on our walkies though ;)

    Matt (& Matilda)

  3. WOW! Turkey babies and a skunk. You lucky dogs! We have found turtles, raccoons, deer, and a crawfish on our road.

    Puppy Growls,

  4. Mom once saw a deer and a fox (not at the same time) run through out yard. But that was a long time ago. Every so often on her walks she encounters 'weird human critters'!
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. You have a very rich wildlife! Probably I'd be most scared of skunk...especially if it's lifting the tail!

  6. It's like a wildlife sanctuary over there
    Lily & Edward

  7. I would be rolling all over the road where the dead coyote was, Hailey! I like to smell good☺ We haven't seen any other wildlife on our walks since that skunk that chased us.

  8. Occasionally, we see kangaroos or wallabies, but mostly we see lots of birds. SHE sympathises with walking three dogs. Keep up that muscle work!

  9. We run into lots of rabbits on our walks. Once in a while a deer comes running through, and sadly just last week a young one got killed trying to cross the busy street. We hear there have been coyotes around and we do smell skunks sometimes, but luckily we have not seen one.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  10. Mom and I saw 3 dead garter snakes in the 3 months we've lived here. The other day, we almost saw a 4th one, except it was a shoelace.

    Love and licks,

  11. Gosh, your walkies are more interesting than any wildlife programme on the TeeVees
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  12. Thank cod that skunk went the other way! We have deer come into our yard all the time. We like to watch them eat all the mom's plants.

  13. OMD...Mama had a wildlife encounter with a skunk last year...your encounter ended much better smelling than hers did! We sometimes hunt the voles that live under our deck...but that is about it!
    Jakey & Arty

  14. We see bunnehs and skewerrils everyday. And lately dere's been a dead bird on our walks dat da mommas make us avoid.

  15. We normally have owls around and they poop in our big yard, but we have not seen or heard any this year. We do have some hawks
    Hazel & Mabel

  16. For living just 3 miles from the center of downtown Denver, there is a surprising amount of wildlife in our hood. Raccoons, foxes, skunks, falcons, owls and we've even had a trio of white tail deer tromping through the garden. It's a regular zoo around here. 😆

  17. The local wildlife, including the Evil Squirrel Cartel, the Conniving Chipmunk Consortium, and lots of birdies visit us in our yard, especially when we fill the bird feeders.


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