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Making himself at home.

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Our resident fox is feeling comfortable at the buffet.

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They’re such beautiful creatures and I love seeing him trot up from the woods every evening.

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While he comes for the seeds and nuts spilled from the bird feeders, I also feed him mealworms, apples and berries which he loves.

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And small breed, high protein, grain free dry dog food with taurine. It’s the closest I can come to the fox food they sell on UK Amazon but won’t ship to the United States. Boo to that.

I’m hoping if he makes himself at home the law of averages will let him cross paths with a certain… oh so scrumptious… red squirrel who shall remain nameless.

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Random tidbits

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Because my life is a never ending series of nothing important.

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A 48 inch pike. While this man looks proud, they’re actually an invasive species that are destroying our lake’s natural ecosystems. People catch and release because no one wants to eat them.

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A blackberry lime sour from Mast Landing brewery. Pink, tart and strangely creamy. Yum!

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Our local pub has started serving Naan flatbreads. Sweet potato, bacon, caramelized onions, blue cheese with a honey maple drizzle. Double yum!

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Our resident fox is coming earlier in the evening to beat the skunks and raccoons to the buffet.

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We’ve had nothing but rain all month and our lawn is really getting torn up by the deer herd. Going to be a lot of yard work in our future.

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Foxes and turkeys and deer, oh my.

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Foxes.

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Our pair has been absent of late, but now they’re back.

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Turkeys.

They’ve discovered the deer grain bowl and make short work of it.

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Riveting turkey video for your viewing pleasure.

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https://youtu.be/8qsdVbZ16us

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Blue eyed Bambi and mom.

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I hate to say it…

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But I think his/her eyes are starting to turn brown.

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I read that could happen.

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 But was hoping he/she would hold on to them a little longer.

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Critter central.

 

Woodchucks are still being tormented by starlings.

 

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And are sometimes drastically outnumbered.

 

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Deer and fox happily dine together.

 

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Squirrel keeps an eye on deer.

 

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But calls in back up.

 

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Until another fox shows up.

 

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Who is so chill he lays down and eats like a Roman.

 

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How chill?

He even smiles for the camera.

 

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Deer, fox and squirrels depart, woodchucks return.

 

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It’s the circle of life.

Otherwise known as an average afternoon in our backyard.

*note – these pictures were taken before the drought turned our lawn a lovely shade of brown*

Another woodchuck dump.

 

Of photos.

But after the post I did the other day, I don’t blame you for wondering.

 

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Babies have grown up.

 

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And venture out daily. Three in the above picture.

 

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They are also getting fat.

 

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Though I can’t imagine why.

 

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I’m sad to say I saw a fox run off with one in it’s mouth last week.

 

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And though momma chuck does her best, nature will occasionally have her way.

 

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She started with 6 children, went down to 4…. and now it’s 3.

 

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Quadruplets are now triplets.

But they’re still fun to watch….

 

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I’m still trying to make friends…

 

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And Momma still needs a good support bra.

 

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What’s all the fuss about?

 

I heard some Hellacious  (Yes, that’s a word. At least in Maine.) chattering the other afternoon.

 

 

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Looked out back…

 

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And saw momma red squirrel perched on the plant hanger.

 

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She was flicking her tail and screeching like a Hollywood starlet who ran out of Botox.

 

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She screeched so hard a seed fell out of her mouth.

 

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It only took me a minute to figure out why.

 

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The other visitor.

 

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No worries readers, momma escaped unharmed.