I have shared many times here on It’s Just Life that we live in a magical place. Our neighborhood community, Connestee Falls , boasts almost 4000 acres of wooded land that is home to not only us but to an amazing array of wildlife. It is always fun to see what is roaming around.
This year I saw my first opossum in our driveway. I will be honest. Those things kind of freak me out so I kept my distance and let him / her go into the woods. OF course we have chipmunks, squirrels including the white ones, birds of too many varieties to count, raccoons, bobcats, fox, deer and black bear.
Monday afternoon I was sitting on the front deck watching a hummingbird flit from my butterfly bush to my foxglove and I heard some yelling from the villas next door. Before long I saw this guy cruising up my driveway. Of course I was a little late to snap a picture but you get the idea.
Yep, that is our friendly neighborhood bear. Well I don’t actually know if he is friendly and I do not want to find out but he is a regular in our neck of the woods. He made a loop and came back down again after I had gone inside.
I love living with the wildlife and have come to respect them, I don’t do bird feeders any more and the hummingbird feeders get taken in at night. So far I haven’t had one show up at them during the day but it could definitely happen. You just have to use common sense and not keep garbage out in the open or garage doors open, etc. They can definitely do some damage if they want to.
The deer have fawns now and earlier today I saw a mama and fawn on the driveway so I suspect he was sniffing them out. Hopefully that mama kept her baby safe and sound.
What do you see in your neighborhood? I would love to hear all about it and remember to Comment for a Cause for National Parks and Recreation Association.