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This owl snatched something lower right side of the picture, near the bush. It looks like a small fish. Too cold to be a snake, it is 29f right now. You can see something in its beak. Seems to be wiggling.
Almost thought I would need to save it. Put up deer fencing on the bog side, the net is finally falling apart and the heron would have a good time snacking from the edge. But it walked the bog wall both ways then walked out the end to the right and flew away.

It is sitting on a piece of pvc that is holding the pond breather in one spot. Under the net. View attachment 125328View attachment 125329View attachment 125330View attachment 125331

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heck addy if i had all the shubunkins you have i would get rid of the net and get myself some night goggles and watch the owl fish i love owls they are amazing creatures they could fly by you a foot away from you and odds are you wouldn't know it they are natures stealth dive bombers
 
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Could do that, but the heron would visit until it was empty of fish. It emptied one pond of fish and took about 1/2 of the other ponds fish due to a hole in the net. My smaller ponds

They used to come every day. We are in their flight path.
 

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Let’s see a pic of those lizards.
a few years back I stayed at a hole in Tempe, the pool was beautiful, it had a lot of layered rocks in the landscape, this huge lizard would come out and sun in the afternoons is was huge.
I LOVED my arizona lizards, never sprayed any bug spray, the lizards took care of them.

Here are a few of the lizards here, pictures I have taken down here.
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Love the mature iguana love his colors .
I never knew geccos were in the usa that little guy is so tiny
 
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I catch them in the house now and then. Move them back outside. Found one that was about a inch in size. It did not stay still long enough to grab a pic.
 
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We occasionally get a 5 lined skink in the house, but those little guys are impossible to catch! We just ignore them & hope to eventually either chase them back out, or that they find their way back out the same way they got in! lol If I could get them housebroken, I'd be more than happy to let them stay.
 
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unfortunately feeding wild life makes them more annoyance life, THEN WILD LIFE. they become dependent on us for an easy meal and they hang around our homes and our streets where they unfortunately wind up as road kill. or worse being poisoned by a neighbor who does not enjoy there company going in there trash. I have been in the mountains of west Virginia this last year and the only good view i got of some black bear was one that had been poisoned. And as it would be a neighbor close by had there trash spred about the yard almost daily and after we found the poisoned bear the trash was not seen again spread around the area. It can be very sad when mother nature comes for a free hand out they do now know any better
 

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Our possums get free food, but it is because of nature, all the dead bees. They do snack on dropping bird seed also.
 
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Yes, they count on me Nachos now, only on Fridays, Pizza on Wednesdays. Lol
they make their rounds every night, weather or not I feed them.

When I moved in, you Look at them and they run, now they look for me. Lol
 

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@Burd I think they would be better eating foods that are meant for them to eat. Not our junk food that even we should not be eating :)
 

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Yes. But they go through the trash. the scraps I put out is better than that.
 

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unfortunately feeding wild life makes them more annoyance life, THEN WILD LIFE. they become dependent on us for an easy meal and they hang around our homes and our streets where they unfortunately wind up as road kill. or worse being poisoned by a neighbor who does not enjoy there company going in there trash. I have been in the mountains of west Virginia this last year and the only good view i got of some black bear was one that had been poisoned. And as it would be a neighbor close by had there trash spred about the yard almost daily and after we found the poisoned bear the trash was not seen again spread around the area. It can be very sad when mother nature comes for a free hand out they do now know any better
I contacted a opossum Dietician, she’s going to make a a weekly meal schedule, balanced with fruits, nuts, bugs. I have noticed my opossum getting love handles. Maybe it’s just a beer belly. My neighbor puts micro brew selections out for him. Maybe he should serve a Light beer.
 
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Burd, I think its wonderful that you feed them snacks, it's a hard life for animals sometimes, especially in winter, and i'm sure they love pizza and nachos............I know i do!!
 
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Lol. Who doesnt.
it’s just a snack. I don’t put pizzas out every night. Lol
its kinda like Happy Hour At Burds pond. :cool:
btw, they like Sushi too
 
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I had a squirrel i fed for 13 years. She loved cinnamon rolls. 13 years is pretty good. So go ahead and make those pillsbury cinnamon rolls. They won’t hurt you. Lol.
 

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unfortunately feeding wild life makes them more annoyance life, THEN WILD LIFE. they become dependent on us for an easy meal and they hang around our homes and our streets where they unfortunately wind up as road kill. or worse being poisoned by a neighbor who does not enjoy there company going in there trash. I have been in the mountains of west Virginia this last year and the only good view i got of some black bear was one that had been poisoned. And as it would be a neighbor close by had there trash spred about the yard almost daily and after we found the poisoned bear the trash was not seen again spread around the area. It can be very sad when mother nature comes for a free hand out they do now know any better
This isn’t a Bear, it’s an animal that will prob get hit by a car. Let him enjoy life a bit.
 
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These 4 deer , well you can only see 2 in the pics were just out at my bird feeder ( pond ), I just replaced the screen a month ago, yesterday I put new screen on my point guard again, when it snowed a few weeks ago, a deer must have walked through looking for the pond, the whole screen was punched down in, Leaves in the water, I had to skim it like 3 times. What a mess.
 

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