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What animals are in your yard or local region?

rocky'smom

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These were my lunch buddies yesterday.
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faislaq

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I live in the Pacific Northwest. We have a lot of interesting wildlife around here. Deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, and a wide variety of small birds are the most common backyard visitors that I see.

Here are some of the better pictures I've taken over the years.

A songbird nest I found in one of my hanging plants. They were chickadees based on the parents:

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A baby snake
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Another baby snake, very tiny:
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A newt hanging out near my pond:
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A little treefrog:
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A giant moth:
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A fuzzy caterpillar:
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A wild turkey:
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A baby nutria or woodchuck:
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A pair of baby deer in my driveway:
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A black bear up a tree, two houses down the road from my place. Notice the horse in the bottom left. That's my neighbor's horse pasture. The bear was just chilling up there until nightfall:
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I live in the Pacific Northwest. We have a lot of interesting wildlife around here. Deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, and a wide variety of small birds are the most common backyard visitors that I see.

Here are some of the better pictures I've taken over the years.

A songbird nest I found in one of my hanging plants. They were chickadees based on the parents:

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A baby snake
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Another baby snake, very tiny:
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A newt hanging out near my pond:
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A little treefrog:
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A giant moth:
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A fuzzy caterpillar:
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A wild turkey:
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A baby nutria or woodchuck:
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A pair of baby deer in my driveway:
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A black bear up a tree, two houses down the road from my place. Notice the horse in the bottom left. That's my neighbor's horse pasture. The bear was just chilling up there until nightfall:
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Great critters!!! Love seeing the newt, I haven't seen one in so long
 

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You got so close to that turkey! Do you feed them?
 

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@Destiny, thank you!! I love the newt and the nutria- the nutria I definitely haven’t seen or heard of before. I don’t know anything about either of these creatures and can’t for the life of me even work out why I know the name newt when I really know nothing about them. I’ll have to Google some information about them.
 

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You got so close to that turkey! Do you feed them?
Not intentionally, but they wander through my backyard looking for food sometimes.

They are just very common in the area and have relatively little fear of people.

@Destiny, thank you!! I love the newt and the nutria- the nutria I definitely haven’t seen or heard of before. I don’t know anything about either of these creatures and can’t for the life of me even work out why I know the name newt when I really know nothing about them. I’ll have to Google some information about them.
Nutria are relatively common in my area, but I don't believe they are a native species. My understanding is they were introduced from South America and they are considered an invasive species. They are sort of like beavers - semiaquatic rodents which are sometimes hunted for their pelts. People tend to view them as pests, since their burrowing along streams/rivers causes erosion, they can get aggressive sometimes, and they compete with native wildlife.
 

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More pollinators :)
Whilte faced plush back fly
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Double banded plush back fly
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Northern plush back fly ( there are a few other kinds around me but don't currently have pictures of them. )
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Sharp tailed bee one of our natives
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Long horn bee another native
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Brown winged stripped sweat bee
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Lots of wasps are pollinators plus Summer Tanager is a wasp and bee eating specialist and they are my favorite wild bird ( sorry no Pic of them)
A type if Mason wasp
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New world banded thynid wasp
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Horse paper wasp
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Stink bug wasp
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Sand wasp ( could not catch on flowers) love their bright green eyes!
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Bee wolf
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Paper wasp
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My first time seeing a red headed bush cricket! Yes I'm a bug nerd
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White peacock butterfly
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Slightly closer view of the water tower and vultures.
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I have discovered bats in my town, and saw a juvenile owl with it's parents. They fed the owl and everything! I was so lucky to get so close.
 

Pixiebeak

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Had to share my rare find
An Ensign wasp !
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And 2 fighting gopher tortoise, was kinda cool hearing how loud their shells sounded as they bashed each-other for rights to a female
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Pixiebeak

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I have seen many gopher tortoises here. I've never seen 2 together. What an awesome encounter!
It was incredible to witness!! I never knew they could throw down like that! Were trying to flip each-other! I'll attach a pic of female. She was uninterested and grazing.
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More of the 20220805_140113.jpg fight
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