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Although we live in the city core, wildlife abounds here.
Our gardens and small pond have regular visits from raccoons, opossums, millions of squirrels, chipmunks, mice, a great assortment of birds, and neighbourhood cats and dogs. We keep our two predatory animals in the house, although on separate floors.
When I ventured out to refill the bird feeders two days ago, I trudged through knee-deep snow and noticed that most of my tree wrap and chicken wire protection was now buried and many of the exposed branches of our shrubs have been neatly pruned by sharp rabbit teeth. I’ve been wondering whether an alternate food source, like a bale of clover hay or some carrots, would discourage them from the shrubs or just lure them to my backyard in greater numbers. Anyone?
Non-avian interloper at the bird feeder
The resident mouse who lives, probably with many offspring, in our ramshackle garage, was restocking his food cache with
The low-res close up of our deer mouse neighbour
No sign of our goldfish who overwinter (we hope) at the bottom of the pond.