Nov 302011
 
Nutria - Hazards

This is another recent example of a road-killed Nutria in an unusual location, far from what I would consider an appropriate Nutria habitat. The nearest suitable environment would be nearly 500yd/457m away with a suburban subdivision in between. It seems likely that young adult Nutrias are motivated to disperse at this time of the year

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Nov 282011
 
Beaver - Home Maintenance

These videos and photographs are from a series of Beaver observations made in Carrollton, Texas. The images were recorded over the course of two busy nights with a time lapse camera. During this time the Beaver made a considerable number of modifications to its lodge. It also briefly interacted with other wildlife, and it had

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Nov 272011
 

Mockingbirds and Blue Jays delight in harassing Red-tailed Hawks. Here a pair of Blue Jays is joined by a Northern Mockingbird in an attempt to drive off this Red-tailed Hawk.   County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – August 2, 2004 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather -

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Nov 262011
 
American Crow - Eating a Sandwich

I observed this American Crow in a pasture near the intersection of Rosemeade and Marsh. The crow appeared to be eating a sandwich, which was probably pilfered from the trash of a nearby convenience store. Wikipedia has this to say about American Crows: American Crows are common, widespread and adaptable, but they are highly susceptible

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Nov 252011
 
White-tailed Deer - There and Back Again

White-tailed Deer doe and her young fawn following a well-worn cattle trail. This observation was made on an abandoned ranch in The Colony, Texas. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about White-tailed Deer: Since the second half of the nineteenth century, white-tailed deer have been introduced to Europe. A population of white-tailed deer in

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Nov 242011
 

This observation took place just before 6:00 pm on the corner of Josey Lane and Rosemeade Parkway. This is a very busy intersection. Hundreds of cars pass through every hour during peak use. There are high traffic strip mall shopping centers on the northeast, northwest, and southwest corners and busy professional buildings on northeast and

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Nov 232011
 
Fox Squirrel - At the Zoo

This observation was made on a recent trip to the Dallas Zoo. Wikipedia has this to say about Fox Squirrels: Female eastern fox squirrels come into estrus in mid-December or early January then again in June. They normally produce two litters a year, however, yearling females may only produce one. Females become sexually mature at

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Nov 222011
 
Coyote - Healthy

This time I set my Scouting Camera up in an interesting location in north Carrollton. This site is a small (5 to 6 acres) tract containing a many different habitats available to the Coyotes. In this small area there are two ponds, one small stream, marshy areas, wooded areas, and open fields. The area is

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Nov 212011
 

I observed this pair of Mallards by a bridge over a small creek near our house.   County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – March 11, 2007 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Water-Creek Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Mixed Maturity – Adult

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