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2021-01-23 11:20:35 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme:
Backyard Critters

Description: Show us gophers, squirrels, chipmunks, robins, and such-small animals that are common in an urban or suburban backyard.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:
- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
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- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.


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2021-01-24 2:20:29 AM  
found while raking leaves.
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2021-01-24 3:38:51 AM  
The local park has squirrels

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2021-01-24 3:40:17 AM  
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2021-01-24 3:43:31 AM  
Around here, scrub jays are more common than robins (or at least call more attention to themselves)

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2021-01-24 5:58:39 AM  
This bluebird was checking out my wildlife camera.

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2021-01-24 6:20:06 AM  
This guy was chattering and noisy during one of our trail walks.

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2021-01-24 6:22:40 AM  
Another infrared shot, this time a big coyote. This is a very active location with foxes, deer, the aforementioned coyote, fisher cats, and many other small animals.

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2021-01-24 12:29:17 PM  
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Head and shoulders portrait of a young rabbit taken from my home office window
 
2021-01-24 12:31:55 PM  
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Raccoon near the bird feeder.
 
2021-01-24 12:34:54 PM  
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Woodchuck near the bird feeder eating a peanut butter sandwich.
Just bread and peanut butter
 
2021-01-24 1:06:23 PM  
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2021-01-24 7:59:26 PM  
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Unfortunately when you have prey animals in your yard...you'll soon have predators.
 
2021-01-24 8:21:57 PM  
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2021-01-24 8:26:47 PM  
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2021-01-24 8:28:04 PM  
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2021-01-24 10:42:40 PM  
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2021-01-25 5:31:31 AM  
Fox in socks (infrared)

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2021-01-25 1:43:31 PM  
This is a flock of about 300 red-winged blackbirds and jackdaws on their way to search for more food among the grass and tree lines.
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2021-01-26 9:22:01 PM  
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breakfast buffet on my porch. I have no idea what kind of birds these are but there are bunches of them around. (urban, Philly)
 
2021-01-27 11:25:41 AM  
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Tiny bird in the rain
 
2021-01-27 11:26:59 AM  
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Black Capped Chickadee
 
2021-01-27 1:39:13 PM  
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2021-01-27 1:49:19 PM  
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Millipedes get fairly big in my backyard. Luckily only the wee little ones manage to get inside the basement. And those little ones have a really nasty smell when provoked.
 
2021-01-27 2:07:56 PM  
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2021-01-27 5:43:07 PM  
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2021-01-27 10:51:28 PM  
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mantis 2 by jambayalajo, on Flickr



/praying mantis in my backyard
/New Milford, CT
 
2021-01-27 10:53:28 PM  
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pileated 2 by jambayalajo, on Flickr



/pileated woodpecker in the same backyard
//they went to town on that tree trunk,
 
2021-01-27 11:00:44 PM  
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/skunk, same backyard
/hated this guy, he would walk around spraying, just because he could. no danger, nothing around, he just walked around like that stinking my yard up. every freaking night.

/miss that yard though.
 
2021-01-27 11:05:12 PM  
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2021-01-27 11:07:58 PM  
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2021-01-27 11:11:54 PM  
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2021-01-27 11:56:58 PM  
This skink sneaked in one day as I brought groceries into the house. She's probably a female 5-lined skink.
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Skink by Elsinore, on Flickr
 
2021-01-28 12:04:08 AM  
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Baby Quail!!
Gambel's Quail - mom and chicks
 
2021-01-28 12:05:52 AM  
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Gecko

Mediterranean house gecko
 
2021-01-28 12:07:03 AM  
These Pokemon Go updates are getting really lifelike...

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2021-01-28 12:07:58 AM  
Danger noodle sees what you did there.

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2021-01-28 12:10:42 AM  
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Hummingbird discussion

Black chinned hummingbirds (male and female)
 
2021-01-28 12:10:51 AM  
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Literally in my back yard.  House Finch.
 
2021-01-28 12:13:37 AM  
Here we have the graceful, majestic, Great Blue Heron. Tripping over his own feet, then flailing around like he's drowning in 8" of water. Afterwards, he stood up, shook himself off like a dog, looked around to see who was watching, poofed up in indignation, and stalked away upstream. (Not normally an "urban backyard critter", but this was legit in my town/city small back yard.)

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2021-01-28 12:14:15 AM  
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Antelope Ground Squirrel.
 
2021-01-28 12:15:58 AM  
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Robin in the fall.
 
2021-01-28 12:22:21 AM  
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Quick and dirty smartphone photo from my back yard last August, while waiting for the electricity to come back on after a thunderstorm.
 
2021-01-28 12:25:52 AM  
Woodpecker, probably a downy
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Woodpecker on Feeder by Elsinore, on Flickr
 
2021-01-28 12:54:40 AM  
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Mrs Finch nesting in a birdhouse my mom gifted to me back in the day.
 
2021-01-28 1:00:36 AM  
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A few touches... This was outside my dirty kitchen window through the screen as well.
 
2021-01-28 1:05:14 AM  
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2021-01-28 1:46:41 AM  
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Turtle to the left is about 16" snout to tail. We see these all the time.

Turtle to the right was a damn manhole cover. We'd never seen it before, or since - and the day this was taken we saw 2 more nearby.
 
2021-01-28 1:50:54 AM  
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I need a pellet gun. These bastards won't lay off the feeders.
 
2021-01-28 2:48:38 AM  
Hummingbird.
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2021-01-28 2:51:39 AM  
Moth. (Hard to tell scale, but its wingspan was about 12cm (5 inches).
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2021-01-28 3:03:04 AM  
Salamander. (Is probably the "California slender salamander"... or, as a coworker put it: "In California, even the salamanders have anorexia!")
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2021-01-28 6:40:33 AM  
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2021-01-28 6:42:19 AM  
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Stretching out in the sun
 
2021-01-28 7:35:50 AM  
You can guess what happens next to the lil fatty on the left.

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2021-01-28 7:51:55 AM  
Feeding my Silver Lake bluejay a small brain...

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2021-01-28 8:55:30 AM  
Hawk taking a break on a bleak day.
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2021-01-28 9:09:05 AM  
Skinny Shinned Hawk looking for dinner (sparrows).

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2021-01-28 9:17:35 AM  
Finches on our modified feeder.  We screwed an old plastic plate to the bottom to give the birds more landing room.  The result was way more birds stopping in.

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2021-01-28 9:27:43 AM  
Summer


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2021-01-28 9:33:26 AM  
Surprised that this thing made it to a semblance of adulthood.

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2021-01-28 10:52:50 AM  
The town is loaded with these feral cats and the empty trailers they live now that thiere owners have gone to a rest home.

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Roadside Panther by MïK Watson, on Flickr
 
2021-01-28 10:55:26 AM  
Another nuisance in the 'hood.

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Raccons in a Row by MïK Watson, on Flickr
 
2021-01-28 8:57:17 PM  
Was this yours?

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2021-01-28 9:20:42 PM  
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Little critter footprints frolicking in the freshly fallen snow, and then the spot where the hawk landed (see the wings)
 
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