Autumn in the Midwest

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Autumn in the Midwest

Post by Soi Dog » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:59 am

Wild geese and ducks are extremely abundant here, but the do make quite a nasty mess on walking paths and lawns. These birds are very large, even though they don't look big in the picture. Some stand about 3' tall.

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Re: Autumn in the Midwest

Post by giblet » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:05 am

They are gorgeous! Were you afraid to get closer? :D
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Re: Autumn in the Midwest

Post by Soi Dog » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:17 am

No, my crap phone camera makes everything look much further away. They let you get right up close to them. If you get too close they give you a hiss. The only time they are remotely dangerous is when they have goslings to protect...and then they will really have a full-on go at you.

Lots of wild life out here. There is a herd of these guys nearby. The males are quite aggressive, and will charge without mercy.

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Re: Autumn in the Midwest

Post by giblet » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:32 am

It's nice to hear that they aren't mean. They are beautiful. What's that in the last pic?
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Re: Autumn in the Midwest

Post by OrangeDragon » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:22 pm

looks like maybe a mule deer?
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