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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

"Going Up the Shore..."

Posted on 2005.08.17 at 19:40


mechtild at 2005-08-19 12:27 (UTC) (Link)
You once said that the occasional bear wandered into your neighbourhood. Are you very close to forested areas?

Yes and no. We live in town, but there are some train tracks between us and the lake (the tracks run along the North Shore; that track is little used now except for one sight-seeing train that runs a few times a day during the "nice" months). Of necessity, there is a narrow "green space" (trees and brush) that follows the tracks. This provides one of the entrances and exits for wildlife, since it runs in and out of town (the edge of town on this end is about four miles away). There also is a rocky stream near here (about three blocks) that cuts down through the neighborhoods to the lake. It also is bordered by a strip of greenspace, through which wildlife enters from the woods that edge the town up over the hill, about three miles away from the lake.

I think I'd rather the snake I once found near my front door! At least they're smaller!

I don't know, Maewyn; I am pretty frightened by poisonous snakes! And they are a lot easier to step on than a bear.

I know I sent you this one, but here are a nice-looking buck and doe that were flirting with each other in the next street back in November:

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maewyn_2 at 2005-08-19 14:30 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I love this one. Those deer are so beautiful. I still find it amazing that such large animals rove freely through populated areas.

It sounds like those green corridors are a perfect means for wildlife to come visiting.

The largest animals likely to be found here would be kangaroos. People living in suburbs bordering on bushland will occasionally see them, especially on golf courses! One of my brothers lives about 90km south of Perth, in a more recently developed area. He would occasionally see kangaroos in his street when he came home from work.

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