Another flashback to more animals

Things have been busy lately, so not only have I had very little time out in the garden (hence nothing much to write about), there's no time to write.

Luckily I have a pretty extensive backlog of old photos -- don't we all? -- that I can pull from as needed. So no baby turtles today, but how about a coyote?


Back in 2001 when this photo was taken we had a big increase in coyote sightings. From "never" to probably once a week or so. One night we were awakened by a "pack" (could have been just two or three animals) yipping and howling on the driveway below the bedroom window. That is not a sound you forget!

This was also the time when one of our soon-to-be-adopted strays was still living out in the yard. How he escaped the coyotes' notice I'll never know.

We haven't seen or heard a coyote for many years now... at least seven (if I had seen a coyote after starting this blog I would have written about it!), so these terrible photos are all that's left.

In 2003 my stepson found this:

A baby opossum! I never knew how he found all of this stuff, but he had a knack for it. I'm pretty sure he and his mom brought the little thing to the animal rescue center after we snapped some photos (again, terrible. I can't believe how cool we thought this crappy digital camera was back then!)

Opossum sightings are pretty rare in my garden -- I think we've seen one every few years at most. Now maybe they're out there every night and we just don't know...

So that's all I have for you today: terrible photos from long ago. I hope I'll be able to get out into the garden soon...


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Lisa  – (October 7, 2016 at 8:43 AM)  

We hear coyotes every night. They roam between our neighborhood and the train tracks. When the train whistle goes off, the howling starts. A good reminder that we are not alone on this planet!

Hoover Boo  – (October 8, 2016 at 4:48 PM)  

The possum is cute--happy your family got it to a rescue org. Good coyote shot, too. I should take my camera on dog walks, we see them often--there is at least one living behind my neighbor's house.

I hope you can get out to the garden soon as well. We are having another heat wave, but this coming week looks promising for garden weather.

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