Northeast Gardening forum: Outdoor Critters & Other Tales of 'Oh...look what wandered into the yard'.

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Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Jul 6, 2017 9:28 PM CST

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Did not see a thread for shots of wild animals seen in our gardens/yards so I thought I'd start one.

Had this dinosaur ramble through the yard yesterday...


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Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina). Biggest one I've ever seen. This has got to be an OLD turtle.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jul 7, 2017 7:25 AM CST
Wow....he's huge! Saw some that size in Chincoteague...they looked like subs coming up to the surface. My son lives near a lake & 2 ponds, & he has snappers coming into his garden to lay eggs....not that size though!
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jul 8, 2017 5:46 PM CST
I have a Cooper's hawk visiting my yard every other day or so....he's scaring all my songbirds!
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tomato Heads
Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US
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robertduval14
Jul 8, 2017 6:16 PM CST

Plants Admin

Had a Broad-winged Hawk in my area a couple days ago. Don't see them nearly as often as Red-tailed Hawks.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jul 9, 2017 11:09 AM CST
Red tails are the big fellows around here.....see them once in awhile....also see other hawks that I can't identify.....I live on a hill above a river, so the hawks like to kettle here....
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 17, 2017 3:41 AM CST

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Lots of these little guys all over my house and deck
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Next to my sunroom.. in the bed there
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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jul 17, 2017 10:44 AM CST
I have heard a few tree frogs, but haven't spotted them...saw an unusual frog/toad ?yesterday....looked like it had camouflage paint on it!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jul 17, 2017 2:06 PM CST
Not many frogs or toads here even though I don't use pesticides.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jul 17, 2017 4:12 PM CST
Saw that critter down behind the dam near a brook......have seen a few toads in my garden, not too many.....
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 18, 2017 3:12 AM CST

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We have lots of tree frogs.. lul me to sleep when the windows are open
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jul 18, 2017 8:38 AM CST
They are chirpy, for sure!
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 19, 2017 7:30 PM CST
I had a toad last week, Lucy and Domenic played with it for a while and left it in the fairy garden but I haven't seen it since...
Saw to baby bunnies just tonight, they thought they were hiding in the middle of the lawn Hilarious! hopefully Winston doesn't find them Whistling
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
Seed Starter Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Onewish1
Jul 20, 2017 3:00 AM CST

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Ugh .. yeah hiding there.. not so great
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jul 20, 2017 8:54 AM CST
I know.....can't believe the bunny thinks my yard is a safe place after Nicki has chased her/him a dozen times!And the chippies....and the squirrels.....
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tomato Heads
Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US
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robertduval14
Jul 20, 2017 4:53 PM CST

Plants Admin

Well...if Nicki has not caught them yet then perhaps it IS safe?
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jul 21, 2017 9:34 AM CST
She's getting closer! And sneakier!

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