Animals

First Snake of the Year

May 3, 2018
Snake in the Road

This black rat snake was the first snake I saw this year. It was lying in the road yesterday.

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Mountain Lions in Virginia Reports (June 2017-April 2018)

May 2, 2018
Scene in Markham, Virginia

Here are the mountain lion sighting reports I have received during the last 10 months: Reports E. Huff writes on 7/5/2017: Today is July 5th 2017.One week ago a customer in McLean VA reported a cat larger than a German Shepherd.Mr Jacobs stated that it was in his back yard at night and a bad…

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Fox in the Yard

April 12, 2018
Fox in the Backyard

I’ve seen this fox a few times lately in our yard. A couple times I even saw it chasing a squirrel, but both times the squirrel got away. I think it’s a red fox despite the darker coloration on its back.

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Wild Turkey

December 3, 2017
Wild Turkey

Yesterday, I saw this turkey in the backyard that survived another Thanksgiving.

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Mangy Bear

July 10, 2017
Mangy Bear

My daughters spotted this mangy black bear walking across the backyard this PM. I didn’t get a picture, but a few minutes later a male bear appeared to be following this one, perhaps looking for a mate.

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“Bear Toy”

June 8, 2017
“Bear Toy”

My neighbor James M. shared this photo he took of a bear with a traffic cone. Someone had placed a cone along the side of our road where recent heavy rains caused damaged. A black bear evidently took the cone to play with for awhile. Thanks a lot to James for sharing!

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