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||Posted - 11/01/2003 : 3:10:36 PM
This morning, between rain showers, I happened to look out the window and saw this interloper taking its leisure in the shade garden next to the patio.
Of course, She-Who-Rules-The-Yard took exception to the intruder and barked furiously and bravely, albeit from a distance. She continued to bark long after the hapless creature had ambled back to the woods until I wacked her with a broom because she was driving me .
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||Posted - 06/14/2016 : 3:30:20 PM
Here's a grey squirrel from Maritime Canada. I coax them to the patio table with peanuts dipped in peanut butter. If I stay still, they'll lick off the peanut butter then off to eat or bury the peanut. One of my summer distractions!
||Posted - 06/14/2016 : 2:02:47 PM
Robert, Palm squirrels are new to me, Never heard of them, that I can recall. I'll have to research...One of the great things about this forum is almost each and every day you learn something new'..
||Posted - 06/05/2016 : 11:58:15 PM
Great pics, thanks for sharing.
||Posted - 06/05/2016 : 7:07:16 PM
Ted & Mike, I'm possibly wrong about the squirrels. Probably are chipmunks. Not being from North America, I'm not so familiar with all your creatures.
From my further reading, the Palm Squirrel & Chipmunk are often confused.
Dave, thanks for the correct info about the sheep.
Always good to have local knowledge.
||Posted - 06/05/2016 : 11:18:52 AM
Actually, those are bighorn sheep, not mountain goats, in the first couple of photos.
||Posted - 06/05/2016 : 08:13:01 AM
Those ground squirrels look like what we call chipmunks down here.
||Posted - 06/04/2016 : 11:37:01 PM
Glad you like them Frank.
On our way back from Johnston Canyon, we came across these eight mountain goats on the side of the road. They weren't fazed by the cars at all.
I don't know what they were eating, as it only seemed to rock and gravel in that area.
We also saw these the deer on the way back from Lake Minnewanka.
||Posted - 06/04/2016 : 02:01:05 AM
very nice piktures thans for sharing
||Posted - 06/03/2016 : 7:53:54 PM
As part of our trip, we spent 3 days in Banff, which is in the middle of a National Park, so plenty more creatures there.
Here's some deer, that came to have a feed on some bush's outside of our lodge.
The bush's were covered in tiny thorns, so I don't know how they could eat them.
||Posted - 06/03/2016 : 7:52:54 PM
They sure look a lot like Chipmunks'..I have plenty of them running around under the bird feeders'...
||Posted - 06/03/2016 : 7:46:23 PM
Thanks for the warning Dave. I'm not frothing at the mouth yet, so guess I'm O.K.
||Posted - 06/01/2016 : 09:30:38 AM
The problem with those ground squirrels is they tend to be vectors for really nasty diseases like plague. So best to keep your distance from them... But yeah, they are cute.
||Posted - 06/01/2016 : 05:11:49 AM
Just got back from Canada. Plenty of wildlife there.
Here's some Indian Palm squirrels at Lake Louise.
A novelty for us as we don't have squirrels in Oz. They were really tame and would run up and grab our hand, thinking we had food.
||Posted - 05/30/2016 : 4:07:45 PM
Was cleaning up the deck this morning,
after the rain last night.
I heard a lot of racket each time I came close to one corner - Here are the culprit(s)
Three baby Tit Mouse(s) (Tit Mice?)
The mommy is the one that gives me hell....
Those Red Breasted Grossbeaks are beautiful birds, we have 5 nesting pairs that come to the feeders.
||Posted - 05/12/2016 : 2:20:02 PM
We have a pair of almost-tame foxes in the neighborhood. I was walking my dogs and didn't want to get too close, this was taken from about 100' away with my phone (so that's why it's not too clear). The fox looked at the dogs and I. Eventually he sauntered away. Finally one of my dogs spotted the movement and started barking, and that's when the fox crossed the street and ducked into the woods.
A couple days ago, I was walking (carrying) a neighbor's dog to its designated potty place. There was a fox there, we were maybe 25' away. I stopped, the fox eventually decided to cede the patch of ground to the dog, and walked away. No photo, hands were too full carrying the dog (who has bad arthritis in his hips, as well as being blind and deaf. But he's a real sweetie, so we don't mind helping him get where he needs to go.)