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Distinguished Professor IV

Family in the road...

On my way back from taking my cat to the vet this morning I came across these guys on my road.

 

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Associate Professor

Re: Family in the road...

Beats the family of vultures feasting on the dead deer in the ditch while on my run yesterday.


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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Family in the road...


@MarkJFine wrote:

Beats the family of vultures feasting on the dead deer in the ditch while on my run yesterday.


Eek!  I can just imagine.  

 

We have our fair share of turkey vultures around here, though the only time I actually see them chomping on something is when there is a small bit of roadkill, but nothing like a deer, or at least not that I've had the displeasure of witnessing.  Still, rarely does a week go by during the summer where I don't see at least a few doing their circling thing, riding the thermals.  Granted, it's getting later in the year so they're mostly gone now.  

 

And they're one of the ugliest birds I've ever seen.  😬


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Re: Family in the road...

Indeed. Lots of road kill this time of year. You can smell it festering as you run past the wooded areas.

I see a lot of wildlife while I'm out, but I can't stop my run to take any pictures. Last week there was a turkey and it's chick just wanderding about. Then there's often deer, foxes, and the occasional... BEAR!


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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Family in the road...


@MarkJFine wrote:

Indeed. Lots of road kill this time of year.  


You got that right!  I was shocked by the amount on my drive to the vet.  It's a country vet and it's about 20 miles from here, and the entire drive is "country" as well.  I must have come across at least a dozen examples.

 

And the worst part was a skunk.  I saw it on the way down and easily avoided it.  On the way back, however, a vehicle coming in the opposite direction ran over it and threw a little bit of it up onto my Jeep.  I couldn't really see it, but I could hear it when it hit.  It was raining a good bit at the time, so it washed off, but the smell still stayed.  When I got home I hosed the thing down as best I could, including the front grille and undercarriage, as the smell followed me all the way home.  I'm so glad I had the driver's side window completely closed at the time.  

 

I have to go back to get my cat either later on today or tomorrow morning, and I hope it doesn't still reek.  

 

One second earlier or later and I would have been fine.  Out of the entire trip, which was at least an hour's worth of driving... one second.  SMH.


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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Family in the road...

Though it's the best I could do, as I didn't notice them until they were already exiting, they paid me a visit...

 

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They ended up going being the garage (behind the red Jeep) and over to a field.  I tried to run over and head them off, as there are hunters out there today, but I was too late.  Luckily, after looking it up, it's not turkey season!  🙂🙂🙂


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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Family in the road...

They have to eat too. Smiley Wink

 


@MarkJFine wrote:

Beats the family of vultures feasting on the dead deer in the ditch while on my run yesterday.


 

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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Family in the road...

That's pretty scary.

 

MarkJFine wrote:

Then there's often deer, foxes, and the occasional... BEAR!




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Associate Professor

Re: Family in the road...

Luckily, I've only seen bear when on my bike. I'm not fast enough on foot.

We also have coyote, but I've only heard them.


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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Family in the road...

I often feel like I live in a wildlife preserve.   I usually just see deer, possums, squirrels, rabbits, hawks, turkey buzzards, turkeys,  and guinea fowl.  

 


@MarkJFine wrote:

Luckily, I've only seen bear when on my bike. I'm not fast enough on foot.

We also have coyote, but I've only heard them.