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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Neighborhood critters

We've had a few different critters visit us in the last few weeks and I thought I would show you the ones we got pictures of. In addition to this we have plenty of rabbits and squirrels.
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This ring necked pheasant was in our back yard and Bob was able to get this picture. These birds have such pretty coloring.
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There have been a bunch of chickens wandering around. They must be "free range" because I don't know where they came from and I've seen them in the woods and in peoples yards. Last week I saw them across the street with this wild turkey that joined them and seemed to think he was a chicken. He wandered around with them and let me walk within 5 feet of the group without running off.
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This little chipmunk frequents our front yard, and often sits on this corner of our porch, nibbling on something. He sure is cute, but he drives Bob crazy by digging holes in his flower beds!





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23 comments:

Mary Lee said...

Very cool pictures! I love seeing animals in the wild.

Nancy said...

Isn't it fun to live in the country so we can get a look at some of these creatures?? Nice pictures!!

Groomer Angie said...

Nice pictures! Thanks for sharing them! I love the chipmunk.

A Stone Gatherer said...

I'm thinking of the song right now "All creatures of our God and King" The pheasant is beautiful and I love the story of the chickens and the turkey!

Busy Grandma Elsie said...

Wonderful pictures... You are lucky to get them.I too live in the country but yet I am in the town limits.But on my 8 3/4 acres I have all of those and deer too. I can not have a garden now because they love all the tender greens. Those pesky chipmunks!!!!I have turned ankles many times because of their holes close to my house...Beautiful creatures they may be but I hate the holes in my flower beds so I sympathize with your hubby.

Bonnie said...

I miss squirrels and chipmunks !! Look how cute he is !! I have never seen a squirrel or a chipmunk here ... just kangaroos !!

Lois Lane II said...

How cool!! I LOVE the chipmunk! I just want to pet him!

Cheri said...

That chipmunk is so cute! The girls were quite excited to see his picture.

~Ginger said...

Loads of bunnies and squirrels around here. I saw some wild turkeys down the road the other day.

Lorie said...

I love your backyard guests!! My dogs would love to chase them too lol...

Brooke said...

awesome! :)

thankfully i haven't seen any, but we're having an abundance of bears - so many that the national park is closing trails.

Pat said...

Do you have a guest apartment on your property..I want to move in. What a great sight to see when you look out your window.

Julieann said...

I would love to have chickens wandering around my home, LOL, How fun. Great pictures, and what an exciting back yard you have:)

Julieann

Cherdecor said...

That ring necked pheasant is so beautiful. I wish we had some in our backyard. Nice pictures!

septembermom said...

You do get a lot of furry visitors! My kids would love to hang out in your backyard:)

Just Mom said...

I almost got a photo of a pheasant once. It was just wandering around near a field not too far from our house, but by the time I got my camera ready, it was gone.

Cute critters. :-D

Deb said...

Very sweet, i love the pheasant, they are so pretty:) The chicken and turkey made me laugh:)

Growin' with it! said...

how funny...i just posted a photo of our beagle who sits and hunts for critters. shame on me for laughing...especially after seeing all these cute photos!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Precious! That pheasant is way cool. Have never seen a live one.

Rebekah said...

What a cute chipmunk. I can't wait til we move to our new house and see all kinds of critters roaming our yard

Lynn said...

awww...that chipmunk really is a cutie.

A Captured Reflection said...

What a gorgeous chipmunk, I'd love to see one of those little fellows! The nearest I get is a children's indoor playground called "Chipmunks" - not quite the same :-)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

We can hear the roosters across the way at the farmers in the evening. Turkeys cross the roads in various places, so do deer. Saw a chipmunk do the same the other day. It's wonderful!