Wildlife in our gardens


#377

To many urban people here in our neighborhood, squirrels are wildlife! Oy!


#378

Male Allen’s hummingbird :slight_smile:


#379

Janet “hunting” birds :slightly_smiling_face:


#380

female and male Western Bluebird


#381

At the fountain at night


#382

Wet Finch.

male Allen’s hummingbird a top our Green Sapote (Pouteria viridis) tree.


#383

Giant swallotail larvae


#384

Opossum in Seattle.03.28.2018


#385

Glad he’s not on my tree. In Maine they they would strip my trees of bark!


#386

Around here they eat grubs, chase away rats (sworn enemies), and don’t do much damage.


#387

Around here they are supposed to eat ticks! And that is worth them being around!!!


#388

Very slow animal. She normally gets around at night but I saw her daytime today. She was not hurt any of my plants just make my dogs crazy. I tried to keep all dogs away from her.


#389

When frightened and have space to run – or when chasing a rat – they can run very fast. Otherwise they just plod along … :heart:


#390

we have a lot of skunks that dig on the lawns, eating junebug grubs. people get angry and trap them. i just put the clod of grass back and thank them for aerating my lawn and saving it from these grubs. i run into them often in the evening . they just walk on by with barely a glance. i enjoy watching them forage under the street light. even the cat touches noses with them and its all good!


#391

The dog had a very unpleasant encounter with a skunk about a year ago in our backyard. It was a summer morning and everyone’s windows around us were open for the morning breeze, so they also were able to enjoy the smells.

I was able to experiment with various internet tomato sauce remedies. Shadow was one very miserable dog for awhile there.


#392

I’ve known more than one dog who got sprayed, then recovered, then broadsided any other dog on the property who started chasing a skunk. They don’t want to smell that ever again!


#393

Just think how bad a skunk must smell to predators that have a nose 10 to a hundred times the nose of ours. I don’t think they have any natural predators.


#394

Vinegar.


#395

ours got sprayed 2xs in a week! he got it so bad it smelled like burnt rubber. didn’t take me long to make a fenced in area to keep the dogs in and skunks out!


#396

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