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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