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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:35 pm 
I hate to see domestic cats outside, they needlessly kill many birds and small mammals. I'd like to see by-laws that force pet owners to keep their cats inside but that would be nearly impossible to enforce.

We've been using Shake-Away Fox Urine granules around our bird feeders hoping to keep cats away. Not sure if it's been working but we haven't seen cats in the yard since using it.


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Was out today travelling backroads I had never been down. Heard a lot of frogs so decided to pull over to see if I could photograph a few. As I was walking the shoreline of a pond I noticed one as it dove so I stopped and slowly crouched down hoping it would return. Imagine my surprise when I looked down and noticed I was standing on the tail of a Garter Snake :shock: . I always said I was more lucky than good LOL.

So I channelled Austin Stevens and softly carressed it as I whispered to it LOL... OK so I gently held it hoping it would settle down and it did! When I put it down slowly after a few minutes it stayed right there so it was just a matter of a nudge here and a poke there to get it in the right position.

Now... dont try this unless you are 100% sure that the reptile is safe to handle and if it stresses just let it go. This guy was really quiet as it more than likely just came out of hybernation.

I wanna get a shot like this of a Rattle Snake this summer when I head to the southern end of the province :twisted: with the 100-400 of course... no way am I gonna get this close.

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BTW.. grouse update.. he is still on his log drumming away :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:25 am 
Love the shot Wolf, when I was a kid we used to catch them by the tail and shake the heads down if they tried to bite. I stopped paying attention to one once and it bit my hand...not venomous, but still painful....lol.


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Managed to get myself in a good position today when I spotted this girl hunting some fresh cut hay.
A few kisses into the wind and it peaked her interest a bit and she worked her way over some....didn't take her long to decide the shutter slapping wasn't something for breakfast.

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Those western Garters must be more laid back than the easterns...
Day we came across this one on a walking path it was snapping at everything it could.

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nice shots guys.. love the fox kpr... Im in civilization for 2 days before heading back out up the labrador coast. Having a great time but cant wait to get home.

See you all soon I hope.. with tons of pics.

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Wasn't the best of light days yesterday but caught this one having a nap on a hay bale...possibly liking the heat coming from it in the early morning.
It stayed on the first bale for the longest time probably thinking staying still it wouldn't be seen,but after a bit left and hid behind the second bale.
A quick puff on a rabbit in distress call got it to leap up on the second bale and investigate and another got it looking again while it was leaving.
Unfortunately it jumped both down and up on the bales from behind them... :roll:

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Morning fog down in the valley had a huge effect on these.
Pretty cool to have this close an encounter after stalking about 40yds closer with it about 40ft above me on the crest of a hill.

What a pretty dog!! (coyote)

WAITING ON THE EASTERN GLOW...

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Nicely done, love them. The light with the fog is awesome.

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love the first shot kpr!

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Bear by Stoyan Gerginski, on Flickr[/img]


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nice shot leo :)

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Thanks Wolf :wink:


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I put this under predators instead of Winged :D Had the opportunity to visit a Bald Eagle that was hurt and now with a lady that has a rehab license. She has had this guy for 3-years now, he won't be released. She also has a Goshawk with a bad break, don't think he'll be released either. He wasn't in the mood for photos today :)

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He was talking to us the whole time

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You know we joke when someone gets a good head-on shot that the animal is checking you out even though most of the time they may be a long ways away with a 300mm or 400mm lens. I was not, I was 5-feet away and he WAS sizing me up!!! I left right after this :D

If anyone needs some good photos of this eagle, I have 70 different shots of this guy and in RAW also, let me know if you need something. I know the background sucks.

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