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Thursday, March 5, 2015

March 5th 2015 Snow...

Pictures taken this morning of snowfall in Texas:










Pictures taken of outside ferals (handsome devils) 
enjoying the snow:






The bird-feeders are covered in snow, so we put a pan of birdseed on the ground and the following is the saga of events that followed:




Squirrel is in bird-feeder which is covered with snow. Cardinal is on ground eating seed. Squirrel sees Cardinal...


Female Cardinal is not far from male

Birds are scared away as squirrel scrambles down tree to birdseed


squirrel is triumphant!



20 comments:

  1. My cousin in Ana posted pictures of snow in Texas this morning. Only the dog appreciated it.
    Yes, those ferals are lovely and lively. I have a mental image of our old outdoor cat prissy footing it to the door, through the snow.

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    1. Joanne, does your cousin live in Anna, Tx? That is close to us and my dear friend lives there...

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  2. The photos are wonderful! The snowfall is so picturesque, albeit probably unwelcome, particularly at this time of year. But you certainly have the Wonderful World of Disney in your back yard!

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    1. It is definitely entertaining, Kim.

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  3. It all looks very pretty and I enjoyed the squirrel/bird sequence. Very entertaining.

    Diana

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    1. The backyard wild-life do keep us entertained... whether it's the ferals playing or the birds, squirrels, possums, raccoons, or skunks vying for something to eat or a spot under a heat lamp. We don't get skunks often... but when they're about, we tread very carefully.

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  4. Those darn squirrels! They are bigger than the birds, but heck, the birds need to eat more than those tubby guys do! :-)

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    1. And you are right about the squirrels being *tubby*. They are fat little things!

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  5. Lovely photos...but oh my goodness that is a fair amount of snow! Trust the squirrel to chase the birds away...I would have thought the ferals would have chased them all.

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    1. The ferals do chase both the squirrels and the birds... but rarely catch them. I think their *hunt* is more instinct and less hunger around here.

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  6. It’s not fair.
    At least it’s a red squirrel and not a vicious grey one as the ones we have here.

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    1. Are grey squirrels vicious?

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    2. They take over all territory from the red squirrel until they have ousted them completely. There are few red squirrels left in England.

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    3. I did not know that. We had black squirrels on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La.... but have never seen a grey squirrel.

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  7. Texas a snow just doesn't seem right...but it did make some beautiful photo ops for you. I bet it melted fast.

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    1. It did melt fast, Dee. Was totally gone in 48 hours.

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  8. Wonderful pictures, Rian, but that's a LOT of snow for Texas. We haven't had as much snow as that for a couple of years here. We always loved watching our cats playing in the snow. They really seemed to enjoy it.

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    1. I guess their winter coats help, but the outside cats do seem to enjoy the snow...

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  9. Woah, that's not right! Although the animals seem to be having fun. :)

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  10. The animals did seem to have fun in the snow. Luckily it only hung around for about 48 hours... and made for pretty pictures!

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