Tag Archives: mammal

The Elemental Muskrat – Reshaping the Banks of Their Watery World

One evening I watched some Muskrats ‘working like beavers’ at a friends farm. The muskrat is a largish rodent that looks like a stocky rat. It seems harmless enough, but has the ability to reshape the banks of any body of water it decides to call home. In this photo, you can see a cut […]
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I Don’t Want Your Squirrels

Really – I don’t want your squirrels. They are your problem. If you don’t want them at your place, why do you think I want them at mine? Do you think you are being humane by transporting them out to the country to release them? Well, you aren’t. You’ve just signed their death certificate, but […]
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Cabo San Lucas – Donkey and Pancho – Boats and Sea Lions

We were in Mexico last week – specifically Los Cabos, which is a municipality on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. Though we spent most of our time in San Jose del Cabo, the Cabo San Lucas Marina was the scene of the most excitement – […]
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Bob Cats and Cottontail Rabbits in Arizona

Hallo, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you?” “Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “and see what happens.” ― A.A. Milne – Please tell me you did not just say, “Here Kitty Kitty…” Any wildlife visitors in your yard lately?

Birds, Bees and Squirrels – Dinnertime in the Desert

Dinnertime – does it mean lunch to you, or is it supper? An American Kestrel with a Fresh Protein Bar A Bumblebee at the ‘Pollen Bar’ A Harris Ground Squirrel with ‘Spiked Golden Barrel Fruit’ This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is – Dinnertime

Your Dad Won’t Call an Exterminator

This post is for my children. It explains why their Dad doesn’t just call the pest control people… GEICO’s recent commercial, “Spy – It’s What You Do,” features a Bond-style hero who is interrupted by a phone call from his mom. (Be sure to watch for the squirrels as they run around in mom’s yard) […]
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