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Old 07 March 2015, 01:29 PM
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I'm not sure what the deal is with this pair that lives in the park. They were probably someone's pets that escaped or took up residence (the park borders a residential rural area). But yes, many cities in Florida have flocks of feral peacocks.
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Old 09 March 2015, 02:34 AM
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This also goes under Little Things That Make Me Happy: I saw an Eastern Meadowlark today for the first time in 8 years.

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Old 09 March 2015, 05:49 AM
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I caught this little sneak peeking through the curtains while I was working inside

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Old 19 March 2015, 03:56 AM
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Not strictly my backyard, but there was a great blue heron in the pond not far from here during my evening bike ride. Alas, I was taking pictures with an iPhone towards the sun at dusk, so none of them are good enough to be worth sharing (I was considering posting this in First World Problems).
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Hawthorne pigging out on a walnut kernel.

But Sméagol wishes to claim the "One Walnut" for himself.

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(*Taken, um, TUESDAY... yeah... Actually I was out of treats on Tuesday, so the Squirrel Squad got them this morning instead.)
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Old 04 April 2015, 12:42 AM
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One from last year....
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Old 04 April 2015, 05:41 AM
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Gutter Monkey, on first glance my American eye assumed that was an ROUS, but is it one of your marsupial possums?

Willburd, lovely closeup, and Cervus, I love the angles and colors in your peacock shot.

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After a little more research yesterday I was thinking Nuttall's woodpecker.
Or a flicker?


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Old 04 April 2015, 12:43 PM
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Gutter Monkey, on first glance my American eye assumed that was an ROUS, but is it one of your marsupial possums?
Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist...

*is immediately tackled by an ROUS*
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Old 04 April 2015, 08:56 PM
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Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist...

*is immediately tackled by an ROUS*
Kill it with fire!
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Old 05 April 2015, 12:21 AM
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This moth wasn't hard to spot. Millions of years of evolution gifted it with the perfect camouflage to blend in on tree bark and the little idiot goes and does this:



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Gutter Monkey, on first glance my American eye assumed that was an ROUS, but is it one of your marsupial possums?
Yep! Here's an older photo:
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Old 05 April 2015, 05:56 AM
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So cute! Our poor American possums have unfair reputations based on their jagged hissy teeth, but yours are adorable.

TallGeekyGirl, you should probably get that shoulder checked.
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Still not really in my back yard - I was out for a walk - but here's a toad I saw today:

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Well this one I'm sure about -- a female Nuttall's woodpecker doing her woodpecking thing in the tree in my front yard:





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So cute! Our poor American possums have unfair reputations based on their jagged hissy teeth, but yours are adorable.
When we had some American vistors, well quite a few years ago and we told them we feed the possums they thought we were mad, till they saw them.

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TallGeekyGirl, you should probably get that shoulder checked.
Too late she is already turning into a ROUS herself. Quick everyone, flee from her, flee!!
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Old 07 April 2015, 09:47 PM
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Not my back yard, but there were some back yards right behind the owl!

I know of this Great Horned Owl nest not far away. I went out for the 1st time this year, but I only briefly saw the top of one of the babies' heads. But mom or dad was nearby!

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Old 08 April 2015, 03:46 AM
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Fluffy! But probably not petable.
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Old 08 April 2015, 04:15 AM
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He doesn't look like he approves of photography, much less cuddles.

Wildabeast, she's cute! You were probably right about your first guy, flickers don't have spots on the top of their heads. Nuttalls are a lot smaller than flickers, too, like a (small) robin versus a (small) crow.
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On the side of my house this past week-end:



Apparently a SC skink lizzard.

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Old 08 April 2015, 04:03 PM
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On the side of my house this past week-end:

Apparently a SC skink lizzard.

OY
Nice. But that's not a skink. Skinks have very smooth scales. It looks like some sort of fence lizard, but I'm not familiar with the particulars in your neck of the woods.

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Old 08 April 2015, 05:20 PM
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It's an Eastern Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus.

There are only 11 species of lizard found in the Carolinas, and fence lizards are the only ones who have that rough texture to their skin. Skinks have smooth scales.
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