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Old 02-16-2014, 07:01 PM
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Talking Now look who showed up.

This one was in my brother's back yard across the street from me.

We are on the edge of town.

Must be hungry.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:04 PM
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It's While E Coyote.

The posted pictures are not clear so I have links to MUCH better ones.
http://i61.tinypic.com/2vvlz54.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/eimfyo.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/apaejd.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2r463qp.jpg
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:39 PM
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Neat pictures..... In the 3rd picture you linked to looks like crows? out on the open field.... ???

Now that this area has been added to its range...... You can be sure the yote WILL be back..... Maybe not often, but more assuredly if you are doing anything that look like something to eat to them.... THEM.... Yes there is more than likely more than one around.... Or will be later this early spring...

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Old 02-18-2014, 07:45 PM
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No doubt he'll be back. I'm sure there are more than one.
He got in the cooler on the patio and ate the steaks.
Now the neighbor's cats are missing.......

The black things in the field you see must be the heads of the sunflowers.
Birds will pick them clean as soon as they are ripe.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:55 AM
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If he got your steaks he will for SURE be back! Count on it! How often does a coyote get steak????
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:16 PM
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I get up early--body and fur babies wake me up.
I sit at my window and have my first cup while looking out at the early peace and quiet.

I heard a young hawks calling her new ones from the nest.(I thought)

I looked out for her and all I saw was a Mockingbird--a very mature one,sitting on a limb---sounding just LIKE a hawk.
Our State bird is a real mimic---you would have swore it was a hawk very close.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:21 PM
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I looked out for her and all I saw was a Mockingbird--a very mature one,sitting on a limb---sounding just LIKE a hawk.
Our State bird is a real mimic---you would have swore it was a hawk very close.
I love those. So funny when I heard one on his perch in a tall tree, going through the whole routine of 20 different birds and one was a duck call!
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:03 PM
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I love those. So funny when I heard one on his perch in a tall tree, going through the whole routine of 20 different birds and one was a duck call!
They will bark,cry like a puppy,and have heard them sound like a "yote" of course knowing they dont (yotes) bark in the daylight.

As kids Dad would keep us out of the huge hackberry tree by telling us they would cut our noses off with their tails,which are very long and they will dive bomb you .They are very territorial.
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I went to work one morning and there was a big coyote standing within 50 feet of my back door.
He was as surprised as I was.
He loped off about 20 feet stopped and turned around to look at me.
Then just trotted off back to the lake.
He was in great condition, fat and sleek.
Haven't seen any sign of him since then.
Strange thing is there are about 10 stray cats around here and I haven't noticed any gone.
Maybe he got to close to someone else.
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Today as the sun popped out(TK Goodness)A red headed wood-pecker,a huge blue bird and a mockingbird all showed up.
The MB tried to run them off but they were bigger and didnt move.
Squirrels out also---I love to watch them unbury pecans, acorns they have buried and I wonder how they remember where they are.

I wonder where these birds stay when it is so miserable?
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They don't "remember"
They can smell them since they aren't buried deeply

Bluebirds and Woodpeckers usually use hollow trees for shelter
Mockingbirds like thick dense bushes
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They don't "remember"
They can smell them since they aren't buried deeply

Bluebirds and Woodpeckers usually use hollow trees for shelter
Mockingbirds like thick dense bushes
I knew that about the squirrels--and thought maybe birds snuggled up in holes etc.

One thing that is concerning for me---snakes.
They are usually out by now.None have shown their ugly faces yet!
The extra long winter we've had is going to make them hunger--er and meaner.
We have some seriously large cotton mouths here.
Will have to be on high alert this spring.

Oh btw--thanks.
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2 huge flocks of geese headed North---honking their heads off---happy to be on their way home.

Blue Herons at the pond,fishing.Beautiful birds--stealth masters.
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The tiny wrens have shown up--they are so tiny and busy.
Love their songs.
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Blue Herons at the pond,fishing.Beautiful birds--stealth masters.
I gotta check the pond out back.... There were several Herons pairs nesting there last year. Big nests way up at the tops of trees.
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Dark brings a huge jack rabbit out.He comes out every nite .
He roams with impunity---really a big guy.
Fun to watch him--He sits up and looks around as he eats.
I am surprised the coyotes haven't got him.


Today I was hanging my blankets out and a huge wood rat came across the back.
Big joker--where are the cats when you need them?
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i was cleaning out the leaves that had fallen and packed down in my sago palms.
I got them as baby plants and they have grown huge in their big pots)) and as I cleaned up popped a little green head.

I thought at first snake,but it was a nest of little green lizards that had winters in the palm.
I covered them back up---they were very tiny guys and they eat alot of bugs--needed more time to grow.
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One thing that is concerning for me---snakes.
They are usually out by now.None have shown their ugly faces yet!
The extra long winter we've had is going to make them hunger--er and meaner.
We have some seriously large cotton mouths here.
Will have to be on high alert this spring.
We have an abundance of Copperheads and Water Moccasins both. And a fair number of Rattlesnakes too.

I have killed one Timber Rattler and another with an "arrow" shaped head (but not completely sure what it was) already this year.

I asked one of my colleagues one time, if he had seen any snakes when he was out in the woods. His reply was, "His grandfather told him, if he looked for snakes, snakes were all he would see." So he continued, "I don't look for snakes and seldom ever see one."

I do watch for snakes, but am not paranoid about them. The ones I see don't concern me that much. It's the ones I don't see that concern me. So be careful out there.
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We actually have coyotes in our neighborhood, which is decidedly "in town" -- while there are some woodsy areas and many ponds, we aren't rural in any sense. We are seeing more raccoons and opossums, too. We had a great winter (only one frost, no freeze) and have an abundance of baby everything. Mockingbirds are the best. We sit on the porch to have tea in the morning and it sounds like thirty birds when it's actually two or three mocks. And the frogs/toads. We have several tiny ones in the little fountain on the porch and several who live in the wind chime out front. Love them as they eat mosquitos!
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