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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:30 pm 
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This little fellow came strolling onto the farm-yard this morning . A geometric tortoise :



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These tortoises are of course extremely rare and endangered , with only between 2000 and 3000 still existing in the wild here in the Western Cape .
What a priviledge for it to visit me :D

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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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:clap: Okie ! :D
We saw a teeny weeny one a few weeks ago in Struisbaai.

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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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Matthys :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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Tortoises always make me smile, always so calm, and the tiny ones are so cute. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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Mmm

bit of a MM mometn:

I am going into birds more serouisly.. later

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and the dinkum ghost of midnight past

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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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:dance:
the cat is.... :k wow those eyes
the dogs very happy :lol:
and the heron (black headed)... do the sentinel :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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I and lucky as I live on a small holding in the midlands. Have bush buck. Long crested eagle porcupine and have even seen serval twice. We have tree dassie very often screeching at night a very scary noise if you don't know what it is. Also have cape parrots when the yellowwood have seeds. 38 at best count


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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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wow carocat what a chance :dance:
Porcupine, Long crested Eagle and Serval :mrgreen:
and all the other... :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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Carocat, that is truly amazing :thumbs_up:

Please stick around, I would love to see more of your wonderful life.

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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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Thanks. I am always around. Read lots . . But don't comment much. I do love the wildlife I see in my large garden. It keeps me going in between Kruger trips. The cape parrots are a real treat. I will try and get more technical and get some pictures. But so bad with that sort of thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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yes, yes try please :D
not so many pictures of porcupine... for exemple :wink:

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I have tree frogs in my garden and everynight they drive me crazy with their mating calls, is there any way to discourage them coming back next year apart from chopping all the trees down (my neighbour would be happy) ? But I must admit around ten thirty they almost stop their mating calls, but the strange thing is some nights they do not make a noise but they sure do make up for it the next night


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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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We have a lot of birds visiting the bird feeders...
The weaver and white eye at the necter bottle..
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This squirrel visits regularly
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Last week we saw a rat on the bird feeder.... :hmz: big problem.....
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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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Hi All :D

We live in a normal suburb, but the property is quite large and we have kept it natural..... so while I was a work on Saturday, my parents got an unusual visitor :mrgreen: A wooly-necked stork decided to make a pit stop......It walked up the steps of our patio and then took a drink out our fountain :clap: It then proceeeded to sit on the railing and roof, untill it flew off.... It was the first time we had ever had storks in our garden :dance: My parents also had a good chuckle as we have some fish, and were curious as to what would have happened if the storks had of come in the house :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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:hmz: interested by fishes :lol:
nice to have Stork in the garden :D

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