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Old 02-05-2009, 11:42 PM   #1
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This morning I came across this grouse perched in a tree on the east side of our campus. While taking these photo's I watched a small red fox climb a tree ... that's right, CLIMB a tree - about 25 feet up. I was so stunned I forgot I was holding my camera. I did get one shot of it in the tree, but real poor quality.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:17 AM   #2
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I am so jealous of where you live. Beautiful photos that help pass the winter.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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Dave! you take the most amazing photos, thanks again
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:26 PM   #4
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A fox in a tree - ROFL!

Lovely grouse photos! I wouldn't have known that we have grouse around here, except that one of them tied (with a tragic *thump*) when it tried flying into our living room.

I grateful that it wasn't a turkey. We would have had bloody glass shrapnel all over the sofa.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:38 PM   #5
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Stop using Windex. Teach Stolon, Jr. to leave handprints on the window.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:57 AM   #6
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Stop using Windex. Teach Stolon, Jr. to leave handprints on the window.
Pfft! me, windex windows? As if I have time for such persnickity cleaning. I'm doing good if the kitchen floor gets swept once a month. :eek:

Good idea about the handprints, lol!
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I THOUGHT it was a grouse from afar.
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Ever sneak in on something only to find out it was a LEAF!
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Ever sneak in on something only to find out it was a LEAF!
I have a story to tell on that subject. I was stationed in Northern Thailand in the late 1960's and we had poisonous snake films we had to watch on a regular basis. One day outside the NCO club I saw what I thought was a cobra bobbing its head back and forth in the grass about 20 ft. away. I showed it to someone walking by and they agreed. Soon there was a crowd watching this "cobra" that had formed, and we all looked from the safe distance with awe.

Soon after the Military Police arrived with a shotgun. When they carefully approached the dangerous creature, it turned out to be a branch with a leaf at the end that was moving back, just so, in the breeze. I was embarrassed and slithered away hurriedly.

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Old 04-21-2011, 03:38 PM   #9
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Don't know how I missed this thread for so long.

Someone once told me she had seen a fox climb her persimmon tree to get the fruit, and I was very skeptical.

Seems like I owe her an apology!
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