Category Archives: Mammals

Young Raccoon With Injured Foot

As I’m watching my multitude of wildlife cameras positioned throughout various places in the backyard, I notice a raccoon raiding my bird feeder.  It’s actually a nightly occurrence, so I’m rather used to the invasion. I occasionally spray hot pepper sauce on the food, but this was one of the days that I neglected to […]

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Vacationing And Birding In Quintana Texas Part One

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  I just got back from taking a 3 day vacation in Quintana, Texas.  Quoting their web page, “Quintana is an island located between the mouth of the Old Brazos River and the New Brazos River on the Texas Gulf Coast.”  My purpose in going there was just to […]

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Texas Longhorn Investigating The Visitors

I’ll admit, this guy scares me although he’s supposed to be rather friendly.  It’s a Texas Longhorn. Any animals that has horns this big, and throws out spit when it is shaking off the flies on its head makes me nervous. I might be the only animal that’s nervous around this big guy as the […]

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Another Deer Video, This One with Mixed White Tail and Axis Deer

I didn’t realize the impact of the drought on the Wildflowers.  The Wildflowers, normally in full bloom right now, are pretty much either non-existent or have very limited blooms.  In terms of photography and my vacation, time to move to plan B.  Since the Wildflower photography opportunities are so limited, I’m going to focus on […]

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Deer Fight Video

You wouldn’t believe all the Deer out here.  There are both White Tailed Deer and Axis Deer.  Leecy and I brought the corn from home that we originally were feeding the Squirrels in hopes that they would leave the bird feeders alone.  It didn’t work, so we quit feeding them. Out where we are staying, […]

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My Dream Camera Lens, Canon 500mm

I’ve fallen in love!  I’m renting my ultimate dream lens, the Canon 500mm f/4.  This lens is stunning. I received the lens today mid-morning couldn’t wait to test it out on my Canon 7D. I had just walked out in the backyard noticed a Squirrel.  Good enough for me. Then I hear the unmistakable sound […]

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Skunks Are Cheating

One of the Skunks wasn’t playing fair tonight.  It avoided “Stella” the motion detecting sprinkler I have….temporarily:-). I’ve never seen this particular Skunk before.  It was the smallest I’ve ever seen. This particular Skunk also seemed to walk with a little gimp, or perhaps it was just so small it was having problems walking through […]

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Winning The War With The Skunks, Possums, And Raccoons

I’ve got to say, I’m really impressed with this Contech Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler.  For the last 3 days, since I received this product, the Skunks, Raccoons, and Possum have all tried to return to continue their feeding below the Bird Feeders.  Problem is, “Stella” the Scarecrow Sprinkler is scaring them away with bursts of […]

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