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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2012, 10:52:37 PM »
Great thread Idea Noel!
I love all the interesting pictures.
But I don't like snakes...ick
I have many critters and creatures roaming around here but I thought of only 2 pics worthy of sharing.

GIANT IGUANA


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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2012, 11:15:23 PM »
Really cool looking iguana! Looks like it is missing the tip of its tail?
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2012, 08:04:30 PM »
Largest Hornworm I ever seent, eating up my 4826 leaves.  I let it go to town, because I love hummingbird moths, and it doesn't seem to hurt the tree...it knows just how to eat it, without getting me angry!  Hasn't eaten blooms yet!

And a nice big black racer in the wood pile by annonas in pots.  I touched his tail! and he jetted!






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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2012, 08:22:06 PM »
More snakes in my yard, this time Black Racers making love!  :-*





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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2012, 08:25:11 PM »
u r a breeding grounds for snakes!
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2012, 08:38:59 PM »
Here is a photo i took at Anestor's farm in Southern Brazil. He asked me if i wanted to try an accidental cross between Musa ornata and Musa velutina that he had. I said sure! And he proceeded to advance towards the stalk with his machete. Suddenly in mid pace he comically jumped backwards about 3 feet! I didn't see it but he did. If you look closely you can see a snake coiled inside the stalk. He told me it's one of the moist poisonous snakes in Brazil and proceeded to dispose of the snake. Was sad but i guess necessary. I forget what he called that type of snake.

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2012, 08:55:58 PM »
OK, here is the name of that mystery snake and also a better photo:
jararaca (Bothrops jararaca)
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2012, 08:18:16 PM »

I am always happy to find one these little guys...

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2012, 12:08:30 AM »
Latest addition to the wildlife thread. Spotted this little guy last night




You can't fool me. You have a stuffed owl there with menacing glare.
And that frog of late would look good on my dinner plate.

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2012, 06:53:19 PM »
Citrus Dog eating my white sapote!!!  I never knew this could be host plant to, but makes sense because its Rutaceae...I love the butterflies this bird poo looking caterpillar turns into!  Giant swallow tail I believe.

Don't kill these guys! :)



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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2012, 09:10:02 PM »
Citrus Dog eating my white sapote!!!  I never knew this could be host plant to, but makes sense because its Rutaceae...I love the butterflies this bird poo looking caterpillar turns into!  Giant swallow tail I believe.

Don't kill these guys! :)


You are correct, it turns into the Giant Swallowtail.
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2012, 06:39:52 PM »
Be a doll, and grab me one of those 6 inch garcinia seedlings...all the way in the back row.

LOL,

I live a good 300 ft or more from a lake..but I guess the water snakes are hungry...and I have enough cuban tree frogs here to feed them. 

U can hear a frog being eaten at night by a snake...it sounds like a miniature cat being dismembered.

Its quite disturbing...enough so, that when I approached a frog being eaten (meowing crazily like a cat), my presence startle the black racer snake that was eating it, and the frog got away.

this snake I saw today was a bit scarier, because they look like a cotton mouth to the untrained eye.

I hear these brown water snakes have long teeth for catching fish, and they can have some nasty bacterium in their mouth...but don't bother me none.

I took a pic and let him slither away...

but he did try to offer me this crazy looking delicious fruit...I wouldn't eat it though...maybe he'll have better luck convincing Audrey (LOLOL she wouldn't walk within 10f of the snake)


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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2012, 02:36:22 PM »
The snake lives at my house...it wasn't just passing through.

Now I see it all the time...a red banded water snake I suppose.

I wonder if the huge amount of frogs and toads that sing at night, may have lured this heavy bodied aquatic reptile to my house? 

I like the snake...and plan on protecting it.  It looks like a pregnant female!  (but I have no idea).

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2012, 02:43:52 PM »
I had a 10 ft Anaconda show up on my property, it killed three geese before we found it and shot it. I gave it to my neighbor who made some belts out of the skin and invited me over for BBQed snake steaks.

They were pretty good steaks
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2012, 02:48:16 PM »
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2012, 02:53:20 PM »
Every spring summer when I take my plants outside and start agressively collecting rainwater I start seeing the local treefrogs show up.

Last winter, in January, I discovered that one of the tree frogs had come in with my plants and was living inside the room where I keep my plants.  I had wondered why the bug population was lower that winter than previous winters!  So I let the stowaway stay with the plants and when I took the plants out the stowaway went with them.

Also when my plants are on the deck (right now they are on my driveway awaiting the transition into the garage and the room upstairs) my cats enjoy it because they attract birds... and that's cat TV extreme hunting channel.
What's that got to do with Jose Andres $10 brussel sprouts?

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2012, 02:55:56 PM »
I had a 10 ft Anaconda show up on my property, it killed three geese before we found it and shot it. I gave it to my neighbor who made some belts out of the skin and invited me over for BBQed snake steaks.

They were pretty good steaks

That is a big snake! I didn't realize you could eat them. The Everglades is loaded with them.<--- meaning really big snakes-they eat everything in sight and the food supply in the Everglades is never ending.
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2012, 02:58:43 PM »
Worst of all are the pygmy rattlesnakes,they love to move in in pots,allways have to be on the lookout for those,quite a few people been bit over the years grabbing pots in garden centers,while poisonous and not deadly for most healthy peple,kids and elderly can certainly die from a bite if not treated immediately, most of them here in south fl are 12 to 14 inches long and love to crawl into the draiholes of 3 gallon pots, my jack russel goes out on snake patrol every morning,he has gotten quite good at it,unfortunately he kills more rat snakes then anything and thaey are pretty harmless and beneficial.

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2012, 03:05:14 PM »
Those big snakes down here are mostly pythons never heard of an anaconda being caught down here,i thought anacondas are a protected species in their native habitat,oh well you never know in south fla,tigers,lions,panthers,huge snakes,monkeys,bears,emu,people own all kinds of crazy stuff,but its the owners that are probably more dangerous than the animals,we have an over abundance of crazies down here in fla!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2012, 03:47:00 PM »
Those big snakes down here are mostly pythons never heard of an anaconda being caught down here,i thought anacondas are a protected species in their native habitat,oh well you never know in south fla,tigers,lions,panthers,huge snakes,monkeys,bears,emu,people own all kinds of crazy stuff,but its the owners that are probably more dangerous than the animals,we have an over abundance of crazies down here in fla!!!!!!!!!
crazy and irresponsible....when people get tired of caring for those exotic pets they just let release them and I don't think that they realize the long term effects of that decision at the time they're letting the creatures go.

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« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2012, 06:27:46 PM »
Those big snakes down here are mostly pythons never heard of an anaconda being caught down here,i thought anacondas are a protected species in their native habitat,oh well you never know in south fla,tigers,lions,panthers,huge snakes,monkeys,bears,emu,people own all kinds of crazy stuff,but its the owners that are probably more dangerous than the animals,we have an over abundance of crazies down here in fla!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2012, 06:43:45 PM »
I used to be the guy who wanted his own pet snake,
now I'm happy to have my own resident snake...I don't need to clean it's cage, buy it poor rodent souls to devour, and have to deal with the snakes eventual demise, and funerary expenses.  ;D

I'm happy to encourage wild life at my house, but not inside the house or in little cages.

my hats off to those who responsibly rear small critters, I hear some turtles are being captive bred and sold for big bucks, for zoos, pet trade and repopulation projects in Asia.

it reminds me of growing plants but more difficult  and smellier.
Those big snakes down here are mostly pythons never heard of an anaconda being caught down here,i thought anacondas are a protected species in their native habitat,oh well you never know in south fla,tigers,lions,panthers,huge snakes,monkeys,bears,emu,people own all kinds of crazy stuff,but its the owners that are probably more dangerous than the animals,we have an over abundance of crazies down here in fla!!!!!!!!!
crazy and irresponsible....when people get tired of caring for those exotic pets they just let release them and I don't think that they realize the long term effects of that decision at the time they're letting the creatures go.
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« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2012, 07:18:48 PM »
Here are some of the critters I have run into since I moved to south Fla 7 years ago.  And I still can't believe someone would hang a "red on yellow" on their nose.  One of the worst poisonous snakes to get bit by!

Hiding in the dried male flowers of the FHIA 1 banana bunch.


Gave him a poke and he was ready for a fight.


King snake - this guy was handled with care and sent to the vacant lot next door to do his job - eat other critters.


This is the couch critter that lives in the house.  Gets up for food and walks.  Eats everything!


Crawled down the vine to say hello to the tourists in Costa Rica.  Reminds me of couch critter.


South Florida squirrel.  Walks slow - easy to catch.  Spends a lot of time in malls.  Especially in Broward.






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« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2012, 07:24:22 PM »
Dan, what great shots! Thanks for sharing.
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