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I 003.JPG?psid=1&width=435&height=487could not get close enough to the coyote pups to obtain a nice photo.  They were having a great time playing with each other until they noticed me. 

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On 1/28/2020 at 10:12 PM, David in FL said:

Close, but not quite.  If it were fully mature, the tail feathers would’ve also been white.  They’re not.  It was very noticeable when they flew off.  Also, though a little tough to tell in the pic, the beak is not yet fully yellow.  Probably about 4 years old...

We have a lot of eagles down here.

 

How DARE you post such a misleading picture?! Well, it does seem like the eagle on the left is beginning to show some white in its tail feathers. We have bald eagles coming back like crazy around here as well. I had no idea that the white feathers on the head filled in before those on the tail. 

And, as someone else mentioned, they are incredibly huge birds.Years ago, there was a road killed deer carcass laying in a cut over corn field across the road from my buddy's house. I was there while he was gone to do something, and stepped out on the front porch to pee. We enjoy peeing outside. While out there, I noticed a lot of crows carrying on across the road near a big oak tree near the corn field. I eased out there, and noticed this big, dark mass up in that oak. 

My buddy had told me about the eagle coming around, and to be careful. Because, if it saw you out moving around, even if you were 500 yards away, it was gone! So, I snuck back inside to grab his binoculars, and crept back outside to hide behind my vehicle to get a look at this bird in the tree, 

Turned out to be a fully mature bald eagle! It just sat there, stoic, while the crows carried on, just waiting for them to go away. Once they did, it soared on down to the deer carcass. I couldn't see the actual carcass, but I could see most of the eagle. It worked hard! Just hammering away at that deer. 

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More babies!

Limpkins this time.  The nest is right behind with 2 more chicks.  Mom is collecting mussels from the pond, breaking them open like a champion oyster shucker and feeding the chicks.  
 

 

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Found this little guy at Southern Pines when I almost stepped on him in some pine straw and grasses near a tee box. I thought he was a bottle cap or something as his shell looked to be quite different in the light he was in. I put him down on some grass, teed off, and he had moved, so he was still alive and well. I don't think I've ever really seen a turtle this small.

I named him Terry, in part because I didn't know if he was a him.

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41 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

I saw this today on the golf course.   It must have scared my game away!

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We saw a similar snapper creeping across the fairway.  He had to have been 3 feet long, snout to tail.  We did NOT mess with it.

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3 minutes ago, bkuehn1952 said:

He had to have been 3 feet long, snout to tail. 

OMG...The one I saw today was miniature compared to that!

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15 minutes ago, bkuehn1952 said:

We saw a similar snapper creeping across the fairway.  He had to have been 3 feet long, snout to tail.  We did NOT mess with it.

Big guy, huh?  Are you sure it wasn't Bryson DeChambeau?

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Playing Arrowhead in CO a while back ran into these guys. 

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3 minutes ago, Inferno2ss said:

Playing Arrowhead in CO a while back ran into these guys. 

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forget the deer, we see them all of the time...what the heck with the snow?

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Mine is so boring compared to most of these.  Just munching on some foliage... completely ignoring me.

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11 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Big guy, huh?  Are you sure it wasn't Bryson DeChambeau?

No beer belly.

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On 5/2/2020 at 9:10 AM, iacas said:

Found this little guy at Southern Pines when I almost stepped on him in some pine straw and grasses near a tee box. I thought he was a bottle cap or something as his shell looked to be quite different in the light he was in. I put him down on some grass, teed off, and he had moved, so he was still alive and well. I don't think I've ever really seen a turtle this small.

I named him Terry, in part because I didn't know if he was a him.

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You could have used him/her as a ball marker.

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