Author Topic: Buck Male Kangaroo in the late afternoon light.  (Read 163 times)

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Getting back to kangaroos, I remember hearing a story about my great-grandpa claiming to have seen a kangaroo hopping through his pasture out in the country. Of course nobody believed his story and thought he was crazy BUT a week later there was an article in the paper that my grandma seen about some kangaroos escaping a local circus (10-15 miles away). I guess nobody will ever know if it was true or not? and if so, what the heck ever happened to it??

We have stories of black panthers that were brought over as mascots by US Army units in WWII and escaped. Stories of sightings come up every couple of years.
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Jim, racoons are much like humans, each one is a bit different. They are strong, tough and tenacious beasts well equipped with fang and claw and often a mean temperament to go with it. Domestic cat hell .... even the wildcats steer clear of them, as they don't want to enter into a fracas where they stand that much of a chance to get hurt themselves.

I've heard plenty of stories of hand raising them from babes and making good pets, but I've never seen a good pet racoon, so I'm a bit skeptical. I've also heard plenty of tales of people trying to raise them into pets and failing .... often with doctor bills to show for it!

Don't get me wrong, I both like and admire racoons, but generally let them be as long as they aren't messing with me. Have one that pays regular nocturnal visits here, but pretty well behaves him or herself, so I've no quarrels, but if it starts tipping over the trashcan or shredding the garden, then we may have issues.

Enjoyed reading that Daniel.

What about squirrels and skunks do you see them ever?
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What about squirrels and skunks do you see them ever?

Very common here Jim, half a dozen+ squirrels (red and gray) in the yard at all times. Feed them corn so they leave my bird seed alone.

Skunks are most commonly seen dead on the road and I caught a few in my trapping days. Luckily only been sprayed once and a friend was with so we both got it.  :D

I snapped this on a cold winter day of a squirrel up in the walnut tree trying to keep warm

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And a little red squirrel, we have an agreement with each other that they keep out of my shed and I won't trap them  ;)



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