Monday, June 15, 2009

Corn Critters

The word has spread to all corners of the farm. Corn! "That human that has those two horses and those silly cats, feed the deer corn...lets get some too!" Funny, they all take turns at their favorite corn pile. There is an exception, a fat and furry critter would like to hog it all, but usually the deer will win out and the small critters must wait their turn.
Beautiful Brownie is usually the first along with her family.
But the birds beat her to it since they are so close.
Brownie likes a variety in the summer.
Little Cocoa shares some kernels with Brave One.
Wow, what is a red squirrel doing out this late? That is a big squirrel!!
Whoops! That is nooo squirrel! It is baby time! The fox only shows up this close when she has babies. Last year, she was within 10 feet of Callie which drove Jessie crazy! The foxes usually leave the cats alone. Guess they have an understanding.

"That human is gettting too close!"
Now look who arrived! No kidding, this raccoon made its appearance within minutes after the fox scurried away.

Sorry for the blurry pic, but it was getting dark. This brave coon tried to nip some of the young deer's ankles. Eventually Brownie chased it away.

And then of course the big boys, Bossy' Boy and Twin, chase everyone away.

This is Little Bear's 'favorite television show'... If she could, she would eat every single visitor at that corn pile! Thank you electronic shock collar!

The last one to take a nibble is my resident bunny. Good bunny for hiding. One night, bunny and raccoon were within a few feet of eachother eating a late dinner! That night was the first time the raccoon let me see it! Now it has become brave and comes out at dusk...

11 comments:

Leslie said...

I would never have imagined that corn would attract so many different kinds of wildlife. They all seem to live together so peacefully.

JAN'S PLACE said...

I would love to be there when you take your pictures.. you have so much activity going on!!

jrosey said...

Wow!!! You sure do have a lot of flora and fauna around your parts! I couldn't believe when the fox showed up! I guess where there's food, there's critters! These are really great pics...the deer are beautiful. I love your names for them. :)

enlightenedhorsemanship said...

Stunning photos. I just moved away from the East Coast and you are making me homesick!

Paint Girl said...

Great pictures, again! So much wildlife activity you have going on there! Deer, fox, raccoons, bunnies, domesticated animals, you have it all!
I have something you will enjoy very soon, when I get it posted, probably not until late this week! I totally thought of you!

Kathleen Coy said...

Wonderful photos, I love the deer in their pretty summer coats. I've never seen a gray fox, although I'm told we have them here in Iowa.

Anne Marie said...

well, wish me luck! I am going to meet a dog tonight- she recently lost her human mama and needs a good home.....

JC said...

Love your photos of deer...

I have deer at my beach place and I try ... unsuccessfully ... to get a good photo. The last ones were blurry ...

Life With Dogs said...

Wow you have one heck of a wildlife show going on. Hello from your neighbors in Richmond - who have far fewer wild animals in our yard at the moment...

Laurie said...

Awesome photos and story, love visiting your farm.

Laurie said...

Great photos and story. I love visiting your farm.