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Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« on: March 23, 2012, 09:40:14 PM »
What wild animals have you spotted in your fruit trees, your orchard or your farm? I have seen Screech Owls, Snapping turtles, Iguanas, Cuban Knight Anoles, Red Shoulder Hawks, Racoons, Opossums, Woodpeckers, Vultures, Snakes, and many others... 

The worst pests are BY FAR...are squirrels and Racoons!  Iguanas also love to eat flowers, including Annona flowers!


Screech Owl


Cuban Knight Anole


White Ibis
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 09:46:40 PM »
OWL IS BEST PIC EVER!!!! :o  FRAME IT AND SELL ME ONE!!!

THANKS FOR POSTING!  :) :) :)
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 09:49:30 PM »
the owl and the annona fruit is a gr8 shot ,, thx for sharing ,,

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 10:50:40 PM »
Hi,

One day I saw this opossum strolling on my fence.



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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 10:54:38 PM »
great pics- i also love the owl

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 01:21:50 AM »
Yeah the owl picture is really cool. I like those Ibis as well, we don't get them in San Jose!

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 01:34:09 AM »
Love the Owl picture also, its almost as if he was posing for that shot.
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 02:23:06 AM »
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2012, 05:53:59 AM »
We have hawks, owls, and bats here, but they usually stay inside surrounding rainforest. Main animals that sometimes wonder on fruit trees are minah birds, red jays, japanese white eyes, geckos, anoles, and jackson cameleons. Here is one jackson on an etrog fruit:

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2012, 07:19:26 AM »






These guys are regular guests! I also have owls, osprey, sri-lankan weevils (lots of these), iguanas, cuban anoles, squirrels, and possoms..

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2012, 07:52:32 AM »






These guys are regular guests! I also have owls, osprey, sri-lankan weevils (lots of these), iguanas, cuban anoles, squirrels, and possoms..

ahhhh, what a great pet...just don't let them "mouth" you or your pets.
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2012, 08:16:24 AM »
I remember Harry posted a pic of someone holding a coral snake on their nose, I think it was on gardenweb.

/found the pic:

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2012, 08:21:53 AM »
I sure did, but the one that Patrick posted looks to be about 3 feet long.  Not sure I would find anyone with that sized coral snake on their face.

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2012, 08:24:07 AM »
Which animals eat the fruit?  I assume squirrels, raccoons, and birds.  What are the best ways to deter them?  Does anything work besides keeping dogs (and cats) in the yard to scare them off?
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2012, 10:41:25 AM »
Snoral Cakes!  thats the biggest one I seen! :o
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2012, 11:20:47 AM »
Great pics! I've seen white ibis, mocking birds, crows, wood peckers, pigeons, doves, a large raccoon during broad daylight, other bird species including a hawk and a loggerhead shrike. I've also seen burrowing owls in my neighborhood.

There are also many lizards including an exotic looking one that just runs around and eat bugs.







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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2012, 09:03:09 PM »
We have hawks, owls, and bats here, but they usually stay inside surrounding rainforest. Main animals that sometimes wonder on fruit trees are minah birds, red jays, japanese white eyes, geckos, anoles, and jackson cameleons. Here is one jackson on an etrog fruit:

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Very cool creature! I also have a large Central American Basilisk lizard on my property which has so far, eluded my camera!
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2012, 01:21:01 PM »
We have hawks, owls, and bats here, but they usually stay inside surrounding rainforest. Main animals that sometimes wonder on fruit trees are minah birds, red jays, japanese white eyes, geckos, anoles, and jackson cameleons. Here is one jackson on an etrog fruit:

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Love the Jackson's. One of my favorite chameleons.

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2012, 10:37:46 PM »
There was a jackson chameleon on one of the lychee branches that we were about to run through the chipper shredder. Fortunately one of us saw it and we spared it a grueling death.
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2012, 10:51:55 PM »
My neighbor's got a bird's next in his Manila tree - but it's one of those that's kind of round with a hole in the side
where they come and go....I'll have to get a Pic and Post it....

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2012, 05:22:54 AM »
There was a jackson chameleon on one of the lychee branches that we were about to run through the chipper shredder. Fortunately one of us saw it and we spared it a grueling death.
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Great photos, thanks for sharing - can see East Africa is now truely represented in Hawaii.! Looks like many former exotic pets have established viable populations in Florida as well...
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2012, 08:32:51 AM »
very cool pics everyone. oscar- do you cook with etrog, or make jam- it is one of the most beautiful and  fragrant fruit out there. how do you use yours?

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2012, 11:31:35 AM »
Very cool thread, the owl picture looks incredible. 
My Jack Russell greets all comers to our place way before I get the chance for any picture, it gets rather messy.
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2012, 04:01:28 PM »
very cool pics everyone. oscar- do you cook with etrog, or make jam- it is one of the most beautiful and  fragrant fruit out there. how do you use yours?

i've only made one vain attempt to use etrog fruit to make marmelade, but did something wrong and came out terrible. Have to try it again. I do also bring them indoors to make the whole house smell nice.
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2012, 08:14:20 PM »
Latest addition to the wildlife thread. Spotted this little guy last night



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