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Welcome to the 35th Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage.
Are you ready for our next trip back in time and into the future?
Okay, here we go!
About a month ago, I showed you some of the critters of Brambleberry Cottage, and I thought you might like to see a few more.
I came upon this guy—actually almost stepped on him—as he was making his way to the frog pond, last summer.
That's what we call the little watering hole at the edge of our woods.
It's where the locals (the deer, rabbits, foxes, frogs, etc.) hang out, have a drink, and socialize.
This little lady is a frequent visitor.
She likes a well-rounded diet—as evidenced by the fruit and berries she eats from our trees and bushes, by day and...
the sunflower seeds she gleans beneath the sweet-tweets' feeders, at night.
As a matter of fact, we have quiet a few nighttime guests—especially once the trees and bushes load up with delectable fruit.
Unfortunately, my rose bushes are also considered delicacies by the deer.
We consider it a small price to pay to be able to enjoy the frequent visits of our woodland friends. ; )
This sweet little guy spent several nights in our chicken coop, a few years ago.
He had been hit by a car—near our farm—but not killed.
The Yankee brought him home to treat his wounds and to rehabilitate him.
As it turned out, we were able to locate a professional rehabilitator and felt she could do a much better job.
So, a few days later, she loaded him into a pet carrier and carted him off to her own farm.
Besides deer, turkey are probably the most common of the wild creatures that visit us.
And they're not the least bit concerned about visiting—even in November!
So now you have an idea of some of the critters we get to experience around the cottage.
And, as I said before, there are many we see that I've been unable to capture on film, thus far—foxes, coyotes, hawks, vultures, and more.
there are those I have been able to "capture"—up close and personal—that I would have been happier to have never encountered—
like these canebrake rattlesnakes, the Yankee is holding!
From the moment we found this little farm, on the edge of a national forest, surrounded by nothing but trees and the beauty of nature, I've said this was our very own slice of paradise.
I just wasn't counting on snakes in the garden!
But then, we're not the first to encounter an ugly old snake in the midst of paradise! ; )
Joining Susan for Outdoor Wednesday.
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