Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 54

Thread: I live in a BUSY neighborhood!

  1. #1
    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Orchard Park, NY (near Buffalo, which is near Niagara Falls)
    Posts
    4,199
    Blog Entries
    1

    I live in a BUSY neighborhood!

    Fluffy gray stray cat... a groundhog under the shed... last night a possum waddled through the yard at dusk, and tonight I smelled a skunk (probably digging for grubs in the lawn)... I sure live in a busy neighborhood!

    Who's in YOUR neighborhood?

  2. #2
    Super Member MaryMo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    6,483
    an obsessive opposum that gets into everything destroying freshly planted garden ... he was even persistent enough to get out of the trap set to catch him!
    P.S. Can she/he come live in your neighborhood?
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

  3. #3
    Senior Member sherian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Take time for God today
    Posts
    917
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have deer, rabbits, birds, cats, dogs, squirrels, and just saw a fox yesterday. I have my morning coffee on my back porch with my camera I have been able to get good pictures. I am trying to get some pctures of bumble bees on clover next. They are so great to watch when you have a little down time.

  4. #4
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,411
    Blog Entries
    10
    I have the same animals in my 'hood- are we neighbors ? LOL Oh wait I have racoons also BUT I live in the middle of the city so am not use to these things being around The groundhog is not afraid of me either GGGRRRR here is a pic of the one in my backyard Name:  wood chuck.jpe
Views: 1635
Size:  80.8 KB
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

  5. #5
    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    7,577
    We have rabbits, the people who lived in our house before we bought it. Let their pet rabbits loose when they moved out.
    Now they have populated the neighborhood....lol

    Two winters ago there wasn't much food out for them to scrounge for. So they ate my ornamental grasses and even ate my evergreen trees. I read up on this, and they will eat anything just like a goat. But evergreens were a last resort on the food chain.
    We have a 6 foot wooden fence around our two acres, but we left small openings so if something was chasing our cat she could escape to safety. That is how the bunnies got into the yard.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

  6. #6
    Super Member luvTooQuilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    A Hop from Heaven, a Skip from Sanity and a Jump from the Good Life....
    Posts
    7,119
    Blog Entries
    1
    Take your pick.. We have lots of critters in our neck of the woods:
    Cardinals and canaries, woodpeckers, blue birds, hummingbirds, Eagles, Barn owls, Horned owls, turkey buzzards, coyotes, bob cats, black bear, Does and Bucks, hawks, rabbits, albino skunks, Armadillos, beavers, minks, groundhogs, rabbits, possums, box turtles, snapping turtles, turkeys, and dont even get me started on the local snakes !!!


    Name:  17943_320646423412_603903412_4609334_7840787_n.jpg
Views: 1512
Size:  29.4 KB
    Name:  17943_320635853412_603903412_4609244_839643_n.jpg
Views: 1405
Size:  49.9 KB
    Name:  22443_330380173412_603903412_4643997_5315380_n.jpg
Views: 1389
Size:  77.8 KB
    Name:  222038_10150240992773413_603903412_8675653_5579611_n.jpg
Views: 1888
Size:  99.3 KB
    Name:  311625_10150386316778413_603903412_10020676_630847554_n.jpg
Views: 1419
Size:  97.6 KB
    Name:  205849_10150351474158413_603903412_9730559_5626244_n.jpg
Views: 1432
Size:  81.9 KB
    Name:  166278_10150124003383413_603903412_7713435_7440636_n.jpg
Views: 1369
Size:  56.1 KB
    Name:  432095_10150695616278413_603903412_11257479_28829430_n.jpg
Views: 1368
Size:  31.6 KB
    Name:  DSC_0463.JPG
Views: 1371
Size:  173.9 KB
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #7
    Super Member barri1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Woodmere, NY
    Posts
    1,420
    Wow.. You guys are so lucky.. I have a big silver train going by every hour.. Cars that are going pretty fast... My upstairs neighbor who's dog barks when he passes my door on the first floor to let my little guy know that Marley is passing.. Would love to have the animals lurking in the grass..You also have the wonderful smells of the out doors..

  8. #8
    Senior Member Sew N Tune's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    Posts
    619
    I have 3 deer, rabbits, blue birds, robins, hummingbirds, sometimes foxes, an occasional bear, stray cats, and possums that peek thru the french door in the living room at night.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

  9. #9
    Super Member Greenheron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Beautiful Briery Mountain in WV
    Posts
    2,622
    Some of the above (no eagles or big owls) plus a plague of feral cats who munch on songbirds.

  10. #10
    Super Member NikkiLu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    So. Central MO
    Posts
    2,640
    Blog Entries
    1
    We had two raccoons and a possum eating out of our dog dish at the same time recently! I had put it really close to our front door so I just turned on the porch light and there they were - eating peacefully together.
    Nikki in MO

  11. #11
    Junior Member funcupl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NE Iowa
    Posts
    292
    We have pretty much all of the above but you can add pheasants to that. They live in our grove to the north of our home. Love hearing them chirp (or whatever you call there sound) once in awhile in the mornings. We even have kestrel and owls in our trees. Love all the wildlife!
    Claudia

  12. #12
    Super Member GABBYABBY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Camden, Ohio
    Posts
    1,429
    I have rabbits under the front porch, mother and 4 baby squirrels and mother and 2 baby ground hogs.
    plus other animals I am sure, just have not seen them yet.

  13. #13
    Super Member luvTooQuilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    A Hop from Heaven, a Skip from Sanity and a Jump from the Good Life....
    Posts
    7,119
    Blog Entries
    1
    I forgot to mention to my post above.. .. Chipmunks, squirrels, Foxes, horses and lots of cows......

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    1,282
    I live in the city but we still have racoons (set up house in our chimney when cap came off). They left when babies were big enough to be out and about. Also had a stray coyote roaming the neighborhood.

    mltquilt

  15. #15
    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Orchard Park, NY (near Buffalo, which is near Niagara Falls)
    Posts
    4,199
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    Take your pick.. We have lots of critters in our neck of the woods:
    Cardinals and canaries, woodpeckers, blue birds, hummingbirds, Eagles, Barn owls, Horned owls, turkey buzzards, coyotes, bob cats, black bear, Does and Bucks, hawks, rabbits, albino skunks, Armadillos, beavers, minks, groundhogs, rabbits, possums, box turtles, snapping turtles, turkeys, and dont even get me started on the local snakes !!!
    Wow, you have a LOT of company in your yard. What state are you in?

    (If you're in the state of Confusion then we may be neighbors...)

  16. #16
    Super Member Neesie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    5,882
    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    Fluffy gray stray cat... a groundhog under the shed... last night a possum waddled through the yard at dusk, and tonight I smelled a skunk (probably digging for grubs in the lawn)... I sure live in a busy neighborhood!

    Who's in YOUR neighborhood?
    Lots of different birds, cows (across the road), rabbits, raccoons, skunks, deer, coyotes, occasional armadillo, mice, rats, snakes, scorpions . . . . I live out in the country.

  17. #17
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Suring, Wisconsin
    Posts
    14,356
    Wow, I guess you have a busy neighborhood. Kinda like ours. We have been feeding a bear lately. He has destroyed a couple bird feeders during the wee hours of the morning. Glad he doesn't come during the day.

  18. #18
    cjr
    cjr is offline
    Super Member cjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Las Vegas NV
    Posts
    1,404
    My small city back yard usually only sports my plaastic rabbits. Totally walled in. I have seen a couple of rats within the last week. They come for food from restaurants on other side of wall. Time to get traps out, again. This happens every so often. They love hiding under my ivy.
    www.etsy.com/shop/quiltinglycaroline

  19. #19
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    173
    Where do you live? I love your wildlife....oh I don't have any cardinals in my area. Your so lucky. We have eagles etc. but no cardinals. We live in cental california. Enjoy your animals!

  20. #20
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    173
    The above post was to: luvtooquilt

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    N. Florida
    Posts
    4,609
    Blog Entries
    45
    We have a group of female deer that have just started coming to graze in the neighbor's yard at dusk, I have feral cats that like to hang out on my little patio in the shade and under my home, we have frogs that my dog likes to play with, an oppossum that wanders around at night, lots of wasps that make their homes around my house and I have to evict, and I can't forget the squirrels that eat the bird feed and my little doggie likes to chase up the trees. There was a couple of bunny rabbits that I have seen in years past, but I haven't seen them this spring.

  22. #22
    Super Member Nanamoms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    MS
    Posts
    3,173
    Blog Entries
    1
    A rabbit we named "BunBun" and his friend...haven't seen them yet this summer. 2 cats who belong to someone in our neighborhood, snakes from the creek that runs behind my house and "something" that sets off my motion light on my patio....Hint: don't be watching a scary movie when that light comes on...just saying!!

  23. #23
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Disney Oklahoma
    Posts
    140
    I've had 2 small possums come in the house cuz my backdoor stays open a few inches for the dog and cats to go in the backyard.Theres a rabbit in the front and lizards around the yard.

  24. #24
    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,692
    I have several bird houses, so I have several sparrow families...a pond full of koi, skunks, squirrels, possoms...and rabbits..way too many rabbits...
    Tink was chasing a baby one all over our yard this morning...the thing was too dumb to go under the fence and get out. Tinkerbelle could have caught it at any time...but she was just playing...thank god she doesn't want to do anything else.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

  25. #25
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    2,263
    I have a bluebird and her babies nesting in my mail box.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.