"Nature Watch (other than birds)"

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #600 on: May 19, 2023, 21:41 »
It doesn't stink, to be a skink!

Do you see the skink in the photo? Close to the bend in the big root, and right next to my courgette planters.

No I cant see it & I dont know what a skink is but I know what a skunk is :lol:

A skink is a type of lizard.  It is hard to see in the photo because I was taking the photo as close as I could without scaring it away, which was not close enough really.  Also, my current phone insists on turning photos taken in portrait mode 90 degrees to make them landscape mode (I haven't found a way to consistently correct this). So, apologies for the photo.

To see the skink, look to the left side of the big root. There are 3 ivy leaves close together.  The blue tail of the skink lies along the edge of the root, near those leaves.  The striped black and pale brown body of the skink is oriented vertically in the photo, above the root, head pointed up.  This is a five-lined skink, better pictures can be found here: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=skink+georgia

Yes I can see it now ! Thanks for the detailed chat
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #601 on: May 28, 2023, 00:51 »
Last baby fawn update.

We read that after a week or two, Mother deer will move the fawn to a different bedding-down area. So, night before last, we left the garden gate open.  Happy day, the mother apparently took the opportunity to move her baby.  It was fun having our "guest" for a week though!

Well, apparently I was wrong!  Fawn is back in our back yard again, so he must have been hiding and staying quiet. He's quite loud when he wants to call mom, sort of a short goat-like call (mah!)

Well, last summer, we had a fawn living in our back garden, per quoted message.

This year, after our dog Murray had an altercation with a very large doe in our back garden (he's recovering), I surmised that we had a fawn in the garden again.  I was VERY wrong! Instead, we have TWIN fawns in the garden!  :ohmy:  ???
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #602 on: May 29, 2023, 07:48 »
Oh , amazing! I hope you are able to enjoy them and that Murray continues to recover!


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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #603 on: May 29, 2023, 19:52 »
Unfortunately the twins are less enjoyable after the emergency vet bill we received. Mama doe apparently decided 25-pound Murray was too close to the babies and kicked the stuffing out of him.

Not the twins fault though. Yes, they are still cute.



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