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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Dec 16, 2015 4:37 PM CST
Is that a local term for the chipmunk or scientific?

Interesting inter-species play Smiling
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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Chillybean
Dec 16, 2015 6:50 PM CST
It's a local name for the thirteen-lined ground squirrel. It really is interesting in this part of the yard with different species interacting. We have snakes that drink from the bird bath and oh, boy! the birds are all in a dither.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Dec 16, 2015 7:46 PM CST
What kind of snakes?
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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Dec 16, 2015 7:55 PM CST
Garter snakes, but this last year we had a Fox snake hang out by the front porch. We had to encourage it off the porch when we had nesting Barn Swallows. The young were close to fledging. We didn't harm it, just encouraged and it never went back on there. We were relieved.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Dec 17, 2015 7:58 AM CST
Oh
Fox snakes are beautiful . I don't have them but have seen them before. I bet they help themselves to all kinds of creatures in your prairie.

I do have garters and have never seen them drinking . I have several ground dishes of water for the toads, maybe they help themselves there.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Dec 18, 2015 2:15 PM CST
Here's a picture... Do you see the young Chipping Sparrow? It was all upset, not sure where to land when it too wanted to use the birdbath.
Thumb of 2015-12-18/Chillybean/64dc87

2012 and 2013 were really dry here, so we had unusual things and birds drinking from the bird bath. I am still amazed at a mole that came out in the day time to get a drink. It must've been desperate.

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