Urban wildlife, y'know, like badgers and hedgehogs and that

cat, geckos, bears, primates etc.
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Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Jan 24, 2008 14:07

humblebee wrote:Do forgive me, Ms Boutique, but that doesn't look terribly urban... or is there a McWalmart hiding just behind those trees?
Ooooh. This isn't urban actually, but yeah! There are alligators in ponds and lakes by Walmarts and things. Honest! There's even alligators on the campus of my college and stuff.

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Post by Mr Bear » Thu Jan 24, 2008 14:09

That sounds terrifying!

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Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Jan 24, 2008 14:11

They're not too scary really. Well, a few dogs or something got attacked last month or something, but alligators stear clear of people until people do things like feed them and things.

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Post by Contravene » Wed Feb 06, 2008 19:00

There is a huge fucking bumblebee in my bedroom, this thing is like the size of two regular bumblebees. Its too big to go down the vacuum cleaner.

How can I get rid of this thing?

My usual deodorant flamethrower technique won't work, its got wings, and could turn into some crazy flying fireball.

I've got a mousetrap, that might do the trick, bees don't eat cheese do they?

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Post by Tomb » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:29

The fox has now moved under a pallet by the side of the shed. it seems to be a female rather than a male as I first thought. I will have to move the pallet though as I don't want a load of fox cubs running about if nature takes it's course!

Nice big frog in the pond too.

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Post by tompony » Sun Mar 09, 2008 23:02

A squirrel jumped on my back today, and then slid off because my coat was all plasticky.

Another one climbed up my leg.

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Post by Mr Bear » Mon Mar 10, 2008 09:50

I have it on good authority that foxes and badgers are regular visitors to my new neighbourhood. I'm delighted about this - I've never seen a live badger!

There are shitloads of collared doves about too, but that seems to be the case everywhere these days.

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 10, 2008 09:52

tompony wrote:A squirrel jumped on my back today, and then slid off because my coat was all plasticky.

Another one climbed up my leg.
That is my all-time worst nightmare scenario. I would have died screaming.

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Post by tompony » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:37

It's funny you should mention nightmares, you featured in my dream on Saturday night! We formed an "outdoor 80s karaoke tag-team", you chose the songs and we performed them at competitions in a local park, you provided me with lyric sheets just seconds before we were due to begin, annotated with instructions such as "[REMOVE SUNGLASSES HERE]".

It was excellent.

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Re: Urban wildlife, y'know, like badgers and hedgehogs and that

Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Jun 12, 2008 01:53

Urban wildlife in Florida=raccoons, possums, and reptiles of all sizes.

I was just leaving my bathroom and saw something moving up the wall out the corner of my eye, a tiny gecko. I'd seen it last week, and I love them and all and they eat bugs, but I wanted it out of the house before Rowlo hunted him down and mauled him. So I grabbed it, and then I took a peep into my hands to make sure it was there, and that gecko jumped on me and landed on my face. When I was getting it off, it did that defensive thing of letting its tail fall off, which made me sad because the tail was all wriggling on the floor instead of being attached to the gecko. I wasn't being rough with it at all; those guys just spazzily drop their tails off when they get scared.

He/She managed no more crazy jumping maneuvers till I got him/her outside, but I am sad about the gecko being out there without a tail because I looked up to see how long before that tail grows back and found this:

"A gecko without a tail can become the subject of bullying from other geckos that may be present. Signs of bullying are not often too obvious to the owner as it will usually take place at night times. Geckos bully each other by biting at the legs of the lesser gecko."

Sadface.

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Post by RITH » Thu Jun 12, 2008 08:22

Horrible story! Geckos make the best noise ever as well. Now I now they're such bullies I'm not sure I still like them as much.

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Post by Fantasy Boy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 09:17

did you know that badgers bury their dead. i know its not very interesting i but thought i would share this bit of animal knowledge with you. when they bury the dead badger they make a high pitched whining noise that some scientist say is actual crying.

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Post by mimpkin » Sun Feb 15, 2009 21:59

A weasel ran round my garden a couple of summers ago. I don’t know who got the biggest fright, me or the weasel. I thought it was a rat at first.
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Post by Swiss Concrete » Sun Feb 15, 2009 22:27

Image

It's not the best picture, but here's two of the badgers that frequent our garden. The entrance to the set is just behind our shed.
The one on the left is eating nuts we left out for it, the one on the right is upside down scratching it's back on the floor. It's head is to the left in case you can't make it out!!

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Post by humblebee » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:52

When we bought this house the brochure said there was a "wildlife pond" in the garden. It looked more like a puddle with some dead leaves in. Not true! I've just been sitting by it and there are at least 30 adult frogs living in it. And when I say adult, I mean having group sex. A couple of them started and it set the rest off. It was like 'Sheffield Sex City' with frogs. Fantastic! So there's loads of spawn in there too. If anybody nearby wants any in a jar to show tadpoles to their kids or anything, let me know.

Frogs!

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Post by mimpkin » Mon Mar 16, 2009 16:34

Frogs! They were at it in the middle of the pavement late the other night. Then I nearly trod on a solitary one on the garden path. I think Spring has arrived ;)
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Post by Emilie » Thu Apr 30, 2009 22:22

I saw a baby possum in my garage the other day (!). I was surprised, because where do possums live, in trees? There aren't many trees around my place. Guess they live in garages now.

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Post by nanski » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:41

how about a seahorse?!

we saw one at the port (sort of urban) the other day. He was about 5 inches long and kept wrapping his tail around a rope used to tie a boat to the pier. I'll get my colleague to send the picture he took.

there were also two types of jellyfish, a very big shrimp, and lots of fish.

p.s. japanese for seahorse translates little dragon. a literal translation would be umi uma, which is kinda cute. :)
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Post by Damian » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:25

I hate the downstairs neighbour who lives in Kerry's flat, she's obnoxious and stupid and just plain weird, but the other day we spotted a squirrel in her garden and the next day she bought a squirrel box, which is just lovely. Because now, Mr or Mrs Squirrel keeps coming back and I can see them.

Granted she's got cats and may just flay it alive and eat it, but the thought was there.

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Post by This Is Helena » Sun Aug 09, 2009 22:37

A couple of (poor quality) pictures of one of the hedgehogs which visit our garden. Quite often I can hear crunching sounds as they munch on some snails. This one was out quite early.
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