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Friday, May 24, 2013

Saturday Snapshot (May 25, 2013) More Wildlife in the Backyard

It was hard to decide which pictures to share this week. There were deer in our own back yard; our fresh vegetables in our pot; a very large black snake and sun-tipped trees. I'll share the critters today and save the others for another day.

I was taking pictures of the garden when I heard crackling in the woods to the right.
I suspected it had to be deer and then saw the white tail swatting flies.
The first picture you cannot see the deer hidden to the left of the big trunk.
I zoomed in and after about three photos she looked straight at me - picture 2. 

There was another to the left of the first and she looked up at me too.
I don't see any horns but the ears are bigger. 
Could be the mother or a young buck maybe.

Tuesday morning my DH was looking out from our bedroom balcony and called to me to get the camera.
Looking down from our balcony there was a visitor between the two tree trunks, just to the right of the tool shed, near the black object on the ground. You would have to pull in this picture to see it. 
Zoomed in you see the black snake - probably a five or six footer.
One reason I am cautious around the wood piles!

Thanks to all who stop by and visit. I love seeing your photos too even if I don't visit till Friday night!

A big Thank You to Alyce at Alyce of At Home With Books. who has hosted this meme for a number of years. She is taking a summer hiatus at her blog and the new host will be Melissa at West Metro Mommy. Thank you to Melissa for picking up the responsibility. 

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky being hosted this summer by West Metro Mommy. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.


  1. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the wildlife in your backyard with us. I get to watch a few deer in a friend's backyard when visiting them. I enjoy watching the deer sometimes some of them run when they see me and others just stand there and watch me.

  2. What visitors you have! Love the deer, not the snake so much....

  3. I miss not having deer in my backyard. These were great Martha.

  4. The deer don't come this close to our house because of the dogs, I suspect.

    This past winter was a good one for them - not much snow and they were able to graze in the pastures through the winter, so more babies survived. High populations this spring/summer. Makes me even more aware when I'm driving.

  5. Great pictures! It is hard to capture deer on camera sometimes before they move! And boy that was a long snake! *shudder*

    Here is my SATURDAY SNAPSHOT post.

  6. Great pictures. I enjoy seeing all the wildlife in your backyard.

  7. I love woodsy areas...I have a friend who lives in the woods of Northern California (I featured some of her yard a few weeks ago). And when my daughter lived in the foothills, she was in a woodsy area, with deer, etc.

    So I enjoyed seeing your woods, as it brings back sensory experiences. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your weekend.

  8. I'd keep be wary around the wood piles too! Great photos! They make our wood piles look tame.

  9. I love to see deer when I'm not in my car but never care to see a snake!

  10. I would love to live somewhere with deer visiting the garden - but I couldn't cope with snakes. My Snapshot is at

  11. Eeeeekk!! Snakes in the backyard are my very worst fear!

  12. Great pictures...well, maybe not the snake. I am scared to death of those things!

  13. Eeek! snake in the backyard. I think I'll be cooped up in my house if I know it's lurking out there somewhere. Lol.


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