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Next winter...

Toad Woods clearly needs Baby Red Pandas!

Too bad Wales isn't in their range. But they're endangered due to deforestation. Hmmm. I wonder how quickly I can put in a large enough stand of bamboo? Or convince the native raccoons to entertain me this much?

With a tip o'the link hat to PNH's Sidelights on Making Light and Digby's Hullabaloo


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Mar. 26th, 2011 04:27 am (UTC)
You'd be better off trying for red pandas
The native raccoons are lazy, easily bored and would just as likely deconstruct your deck or house as quickly as they might entertain you. Or tip out the bird feeder on the ground to scarf it all themselves.

When we moved where we live now in midtown, I felt sorry for the feral cats and put out a bowl of cat food and a bowl of water. Until late one night I came home to the World's Fattest Opossum™ snarfing food down as fast has he could and then turning to me. He snarled, and showed me all bazillion of his teeth (Teeth are mammal Mach 1). I got the snow shovel that just lives out there in a niche, shoved him off the porch, tossed the food on the ground and poured out the water.

We also have: raccoons, foxes, skunks, opossums, various mice and I'm sure rats, Coopers hawks (they love woodlands, and we're in an urban open woodland, I've seen one kill a pigeon), Red Tail hawks and a wide assortment of songbirds. Someone reported seeing a coyote in Gillham park, and I've seen deer on Cliff Park, near the old HoJo that Conquest was held at, at Sixth and Washington (a doe and a fawn). Our tenants at the 2200 W 74th St. house photographed a herd of does and fawns grazing in that fenced, safe backyard.

This is all in an area far more urban than where you live, but I love it.
Mar. 26th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
Bamboo grows really fast! We have a neighbor who has some in back of their house butting on the alley. It seems to grow quite well there.:)
Mar. 26th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
Oh fer cute!
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