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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2013, 08:01:52 PM »
Great bird photo Adam! Our woodpeckers love ANNONAS too !

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2013, 08:12:21 PM »
Great bird photo Adam! Our woodpeckers love ANNONAS too !



thanks Noel!

I found the pic online!

your pic is excellent!  I suppose you're the photographer.
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2013, 09:07:25 PM »
Yes, that was in my tree!
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2013, 09:55:33 PM »
haha..take a close look at this rollina emarginata picture I just took tonight...I always feel like, somebody (or something  ;) ) is watching me!

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2013, 10:11:51 PM »
Lol adam the way you took that pic reminds of the raptor from jurassic park.

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2013, 10:17:12 PM »
On my yard I've personally seen: foxes, possums, raccoons, squirrels, mice, rats, bats, frogs, large toads, black snakes, common lizards, many snails. And, many different kinds of birds like Falcons, Mockingbirds, Bluejays, parakeets, ducks, cockatoos, parrots, hummingbirds, crows, small white crane like looking everglades flocks. Also, of course, many types of insects, including the all important pollinator, honeybees.

It gives me much more pleasure knowing that there is all this type of wildlife in my yard, than any anguish that may come when animals go for the fruit.
I enjoy knowing that my yard attracts life and that it's full of life, besides edible fruit trees. Indeed, it would worry me if wildlife were not attracted to my yard.
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #56 on: May 25, 2013, 10:27:33 PM »
Lol adam the way you took that pic reminds of the raptor from jurassic park.

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It was super dark, I didnt even mean to get a photo of the lizard.  It does remind me of jurassic park  :D
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2013, 10:51:46 PM »
Excellent shot Adam! Cool looking bird. 8) What kind is it?
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #58 on: May 25, 2013, 11:06:00 PM »
Excellent shot Adam! Cool looking bird. 8) What kind is it?

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I can only take credit for finding the pic online...it's an African bird I assume, because it was a website about Africa.
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2013, 11:19:50 PM »
Excellent shot Adam! Cool looking bird. 8) What kind is it?

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I can only take credit for finding the pic online...it's an African bird I assume, because it was a website about Africa.

I assumed you took the shot because of the red custard apple. Also because thread subject is wildlife in your fruit trees, Ok you fooled me.  ???
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #60 on: May 26, 2013, 12:01:07 AM »
I dont have any picture right now, but a question.  If any of you have monkeys, how do you prevent them from coming in and eating up the fruit?  unlike with birds, netting doesnt really work that well.

**I dont want to harm them**

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2013, 02:29:21 AM »
Wow, you got me. Now, that's a problem! How about an electrified fence? The voltage wouldn't need to be lethal, just enough for a good electric jolt.
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2013, 03:55:49 AM »
On my family's farm we have seen many types of wild life, among the more memorable was a bear that came down from the mountain and was eating our pluots, figs and persimmons for a couple months, there is a photo online somewhere that I will post if I can find it. On one piece of land there is a family of bobcats that I often see, we have around a 100 or so California quail and have big problems with trespassers hunting them. Same goes for doves during dove season, those dudes will just about shoot anything so its a dangerous time of the year. We also have many owls, bats, racoons, snakes(though less and less because the Hispanic population kills them on site), possums and the scourge of the earth at my home skunks... I have also occasionally seen boars, once saw a bunch of feral emus. One time saw a mountain lion too. Used to see kit foxes until the coyotes killed them all, oh yeah, lots of coyotes that tear up the drip line. Lots of rabbits, road runners, other stuff. The farm is 15 miles southeast of Bakersfield on the very edge of the Ag land in kern county. My family's house is on the intersection of two dirt roads with the closest paved road about 2 miles and our closest neighbor being about 3 miles away and the closest shop a little over 7 miles, everything around us is endless farmland with a mountain backdrop. While looking for the photo, I found one from one day when I was driving to school and saw them moving some pruning towers, not really wildlife but shows where I live.


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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #63 on: May 26, 2013, 04:08:37 AM »
Found a video of the bear on the news
http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/704968/another_bear_sighting_at_murray_family_farms
It left at the end of the summer and hasn't been back. (Its my dad in the video)
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #64 on: May 31, 2013, 09:46:47 AM »
Dragon fruit flowered again last night. Anything jump out at you? Notice the tree frog-- probability looking to nab a potential pollinator.


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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #65 on: May 31, 2013, 05:11:13 PM »
Tropicalgrower89- the lizard in your pics is a Green Ameiva. itroduced exotic. Very cool animal though and very fast.

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #66 on: May 31, 2013, 06:08:07 PM »
Cool :) Thanks for the identification! Yeah, they just walk around and eat bugs.
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« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2013, 09:00:21 PM »
I was checking on a few mango seedlings that I am sprouting and to my surprise behind them was this large blue land crab! Definitely made me jump out of my skin!






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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2013, 10:14:50 PM »
Do vast amounts of mosquitoes count as wildlife?   ??? ::) :) :D ;D

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #69 on: August 04, 2013, 11:22:48 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.

Thanks...good to know.
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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #70 on: August 05, 2013, 02:45:22 AM »



Not in fruit tree but enjoys what drops to the ground

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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #71 on: August 05, 2013, 04:49:57 AM »
Thank you so much! All this photos are beautifull!  ;D

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« Reply #72 on: August 26, 2013, 12:45:28 PM »
This morning I found a garter snake behind my mango seedlings. ......keeping bugs at bay I hope.




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Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Reply #73 on: August 26, 2013, 05:44:45 PM »
Vermin: Bushy-tailed rats!  Roof Rats.  [Both attack my 'Trompo' Canistel.]

Welcome: Ring-Necked Doves, mocking Birds, green parakeets, Screech Owls, Curly-Tail Lizards, Cuban Tree-Frogs.
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« Reply #74 on: August 26, 2013, 05:53:05 PM »
All frogs are welcome, are good and look cute
All squirrels must die. Just saw one scamper off with a mango seed I buried in mulch to sprout. Attacking my mangoes this summer, hellfire and damnation for them all!

All my remaining mangoes are now plastic clam shell (like strawberries come in) protected
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