Wildlife in our gardens


#121

What, you don’t like my snake eating a toad?


#122

These cattle egrets are often with our horses eating insects stirred up by grazing. There were a couple sitting on my muscadine trellis. One flew when I tried to get close enough for photo. I hope they don’t eat grapes…


#123

Toads are useful creatures - as are snakes


#124

I thought about saving the toad. I like the toads. Then I figured not to intervene. We have lots of frogs that get in my pool. I like that the snake is around.


#125

The larvae is a horned worm. The dreaded tomato worm.


#126

Pictures just don’t do him justice…meet Gus!


#127

Looks like Gus is a Maine coon. Ive seen some over 25 lbs. You can tell by the M on the forehead.

https://www.google.com/search?q=large+maine+coons&safe=active&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVrMjv8MHTAhVC1WMKHZ0RBDoQsAQIKw&biw=1280&bih=918


#128

wow, even relaxed, he looks so alert!


#129

Ah! He looks predatory, what does he catch? At that size, he should take rabbits.


#130

Gus is welcome to come hunt in my backyard and finally get that rabbit!


#131

Loving those snake pics- pretty cool to catch him in the middle of a meal! Always amazed how they can eat things larger than you’d think. A few years ago I was one of many people who fell for that fake photo going around the internet showing an anaconda cut open with a man inside…one of the best fake news photos EVER! But yours is real.


#132

He catches love…he is a big ole love bug and whiner. hehe

He is scared of his own shadow. Quite comical that my little 5lbs ragdoll beats the fuzz outta him!


#133

Here are some bull frogs in my pond. One day I counted 5 large ones in or near my pond, but these two stood out. They were gigantic! Ok, so I exaggerated a little😛 but they are really big!

Can you tell what is in the picture below?

It’s baby rabbit with it’s head completely severed !

Even though it was found outside of my bedroom door on second floor, I am fairly certain it was from my garden. So it’s still related to the theme of this thread, right?:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

My husband said it’s an early mother’s day present from one of my cats.:rage:

Guess we will never know from which one.

It reminds me of this cartoon😄


#134

This was in greenhouse. Pretty moth. Much prettier than the mother of the larva that ate my juju seedling!

Just identified: Common Buckeye Butterfly


#135

It’s amazing how beautiful the colors and patterns can be.


#136

Here’s a Hooded Oriole taking off from a branch of our White Sapote tree :slight_smile:


#137


#138

Great shot, beautiful bird!


#139

Chasing all wildlife away from my garden too bad.


#140

All the warm weather here I didn’t put my oriole feeder out until 1/2 an hour ago. I’ve been staring thru a sliding door in my home for 1/2 hour and there he is. I knew it wouldn’t take long. Orioles abundant here.

Setting up my camera an Eastern bluebird flew right on my deck. Wish my oriole feeder wasn’t so far away to get this kind of photo quality.

Dax