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Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Five: The Wild Animal Edition!

About a month ago my husband and I discovered a family of bobcats living on the roof of the house across the street.


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video taken by mr. mompriest...(notice the stare momma gives...)

Let me explain.

We live on the foothills of a mountain range, in the desert southwest USA. It is not uncommon to see bobcats, coyotes, even mountain lion. Usually, though all we see are spiders, scorpions, lizards, and birds. Lots of birds.

That is until this bobcat family took to roosting on the roof of the empty house across the street. There is a family of three babies (kits?) and the momma. The papa cat, while around for awhile, seems to have moved on. We see them on the roof in the early morning and early evening hours. We see one parent walking along the side of our house, bringing lunch back to the family... They play, and roam around with ease. The biggest problem for us, with 100+ temperatures is trying to figure out a safe time to walk our dogs....

For this Friday Five, share with us a wild animal story from your life. Or if you've never had such an encounter share with us your five favorite animals, and why. Bonus for videos and photos!

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  2. I couldn't choose just one. I told five here

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  3. wow! I hope I have time for this!

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  4. I wrote about my Wild Kingdom experiences here.

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  5. there's no such thing as a cat that's not wild - I played today!

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  6. Great Friday Five! I love telling these stories. After battling with blogger and finally giving up (hence the weird formatting), my play is here.

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  8. Let's try again...I walked on the wild side here .

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  9. uh did it... can't link it... my furry wildlife puppy has to go outside. now. now. now.... arggggh!

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  10. After a bit of a hiatus from writing, I've relaunched my blog, and what would be more appropriate for a first entry, than a Friday five meme? I played here. Happy sunshine, and for those of us on week four of the bread of life, good eating!

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  11. Last night, Myra the raccoon was apparently less than satisfied with the food that I gave her so she went in my car and ate an entire pack of caesar salad croutons. I have to remember to bring stuff in-or close the windows.

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  12. Here's my most recent wildlife encounter, not counting the splendidly large garter snake and funny wee toad I surprised in the yard yesterday.

    Today, I wrote about a captured beast of another kind!

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  13. I played here!

    Mind you I had many other potential wldlife stories....

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  14. I took a stab at getting five stories shortened toreading length. The video is amazing. I try to remember that wild things remain wild when I interact, not like my dogs...

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  15. My animals weren't so wild...but only because the man who handled them was incredibly gentle.

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  16. This gave me an excuse to post some pictures of my favorite wildlife encounters,here.

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