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Archive for August, 2011

Wild mallard ducks vacation in a local backyard

Tinker-bell and Puddles. Photo by Lynda Nunn, Walnut Creek, CA.
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Gary:
We moved to Walnut Creek in November, 2010. Soon after, these beautiful ducks appeared and became like pets to us. Daily feeding, swimming in our pool.  We have lovingly  named  each one … Tinker-bell & Puddles. Suddenly  I have not seen them nor any ducks. We live in the Northgate area, close to reservoirs  and creeks.  Where did they go and will they return back here?
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Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Under: Ducks, Mallard duck | 1 Comment »

Guess what Pat found in her kitchen silverware drawer?

Baby opossum hiding in kitchen silverware drawer. Photo by Pat Manning, Antioch, CA
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Gary:
Woke up this morning to my cats staring intently up at a closed kitchen drawer. Didn’t think much of it at the time since they ALWAYS seem to be staring intently at SOMETHING!!  When I opened it later, I quickly closed it when I saw a long tail retreating to the rear of the drawer. I was positive that a mouse or a rat had somehow found their way in. Imagine my surprise when I took a closer look and found this little guy curled up in the back of the drawer!  (see above picture) What a cutie!!  We ushered him outside and last I saw, he was heading into the field behind the house.  I  sure hope he finds his way back home!
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Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011
Under: Opossums | 1 Comment »