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Re: Florida wild life

Postby liz » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:40 am

My friends Wiener dogs and her Pug made so much racket that she went out with a flashlight to see what they were barking at. Whatever had green eye shine. She saw it three nights in a row then saw something near her pool. She could not see it clear but knew it's size and how it was sitting. It had to be a big cat coming in for water. She is now putting a puppy pad down for them at night so they don't need to go out.

Jake the boxer is in a fenced area that used to also have horses. He even sounds the alarm when a turtle gets in his area. One night my son called for me to shut him up. When I went out he ran to me with wild eyes. He was grateful to be closed in his dog lot. He barked his complaint a few nights ago. It was a big opossum that was scaring him. A big opossum can take a dog down. Rachel shot it. We did not think to check for a pouch for babies. We went out the next morning and took them out but they had been cold and hungy for too long and did not make it.
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Re: Florida wild life

Postby Pajarita » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:03 am

Sheesh, Liz, please don't tell me terrible stories like this! Shooting a poor opossum...
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Re: Florida wild life

Postby liz » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:42 am

Pajarita wrote:Sheesh, Liz, please don't tell me terrible stories like this! Shooting a poor opossum...



I know. I am one of those people who stop to check dead opossums on the side of the road.

It was a situation. Jake was scared and it was too dark to rescue her and put her out.
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Re: Florida wild life

Postby liz » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:11 am

I don't know why the gators are so active right now. They have caused and car and motorcycle wreck. I watch Good Day Tampa Bay. They just reported a gator killing and eating a 75 pound dog. People have been finding gators far away from water. One of my friends found a big one in her back yard.
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Re: Florida wild life

Postby Navre » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:53 am

Pajarita wrote: There is one that has joined the flock of pigeons I feed every day (my 'clients') and I have been wrecking my brain trying to come up with a way to trap it because I know that, when winter comes and it turns real cold, she'll die out there - but I still haven't come up with anything so, if anybody has a good idea, please let me know!


They have spring traps and net guns. You'd catch a bunch and sort through for the one you want.

I think releasing white doves IS illegal. You can't release any non-native species without a permit.

EDIT: I should check the date on posts before I reply!
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Re: Florida wild life

Postby Pajarita » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:28 am

The dove still comes every morning to eat with the flock of pigeons that it has joined and I think that there are a number of 'mixes' in it too because I have a number of them that are high pied... I also have homing pigeons mixed in it. There is BEAUTIFUL black male I call Bonito (means pretty], he is all black but has the 2 and 4 primaries on each wing perfectly white so it looks as if he had white stripes painted on them. And there is a dappled one that is awesome! She has contours in black, white, grey and dark beige all over her body - absolutely gorgeous! I wish I was back home already so I could build them a nice coop because, every morning, when I put the food out to them, I stay in the porch looking over all of them to see if any one is missing and worry the entire day when I don't see one. I think I am going to start feeding them in the evening also to make sure they 'make' it during the winter...
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