What I see in my backyard...

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  1. skimonkey

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    Maybe I am mistaken...perhaps our groundhogs are country cousins to hedgehogs. We do not have those here...at least I haven't seen any here yet. They are cute though...almost looks like a porcupine with their snout and also their fur.

    Hi Dave...this is a normal occurrence. We live in a College Town (mine and Ron's Alma Mater)....and our home is situated across from campus. So the deer travel through the open fields and woods to come into or neighborhood daily throughout the year!

    We do love venison also, in fact will be having venison burgers tomorrow! Didn't know about the black bear was even in North Carolina! We have one mounted in our Great Room from a hunt trip up to Northern Canada. However, we do have black bears upstate here...they love their doughnuts and dum dums (lollipops)!

    Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy your venison dinner, Dave!! :)
     
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    Oh he is very cute indeed!!
     
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    Not really my back yard ....but the view from my kitchen !

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    I have no idea why it's not strait !
     
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    i was weeding one day and almost disturbed his nest,i wasn't sure where they were in the garden,its unusual for them to come out in the day time as they are nocturnal so i snapped a quick pic.
     
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    we have had two wasps nests in the garden,the first time i thought it was a childs ball in the shrubbery so i went to pick it up and heard the angry buzzing.....i have never moved so fast in my life LOL.
     
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    That's a beautiful view out your backyard, Yptcn!! Loved visiting there when we did!! :)

    You took a great pic! He sure is cute...and rather small than what I thought it would be!

    Do you normally have your iPad or iPhone with you while working in th garden? I thought I was the only one that did that!!
     
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    Lol, I almost snorted tea out of my nose on reading that.
     
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    yes,i took it on my 4s.
     
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    Oh my gosh...did they get you!! I'd be running like a crazy woman out of there myself!!
     
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    it is funny now but i was back in my house before you could say wasp lol.
     
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    I am technology equipped when I got out back. Along with my pruning scissors, garbage basket, and weeded...I also carry at least my phone, iPod and/or my iPad (if weather permits). Never know what I will see and always want to take a pic of it to share!!
     
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    no i was too fast lol,i just avoided that area after that,when they had left the nest i cut it down and their nests are just amazing,you wouldn't believe how well made they are.
     
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    They can get very large if they are allowed to continue there!! Mean devils they are!
     
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    I have a tiny patio with a huge cherry tomato plant in a pot. I think its genes got crossed with Jack's bean stock! This was taken a couple of weeks ago, it's 3 feet taller now. Had to tie it to the porch roof to support it.
     

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    Oh that's lovely!
     

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