Category Archives: Wild Animals

Carpenter Bees

The Eastern Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa virginica) has been busy at the 40 Acre Woods.  The Month of May is when the females start looking for a fine piece of lumber to drill a hole in and make a nest, unfortunately … Continue reading

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Fighting the Rabbits

Rabbits have been eating everything they can find at the 40 acre woods.  Greens, peppers, carrots, landscape plants and even the roses have been eaten by these pest.  Their late night attacks seem to have escaped our sleeping watchdog June. … Continue reading

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Southern Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets can sometimes cause trouble at the 40 acre woods.  During dry times I have them invading the sinks and dog watering bowl looking for a drink. One or two is not a problem, but hundreds of them can … Continue reading

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6 Point Buck

There are 30 subspecies of white-tailed deer, of which three are found in Florida: the Florida coastal white-tailed deer (O. v. osceola) , which occurs primarily in the Florida panhandle; the Florida white-tailed deer ( O. v. seminolus ) which … Continue reading

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Strange Creatures

While taking a walk in the 40 acre woods, I saw this strange thing.  At first I thought it was a bear on it’s hind legs, but when it continued to stand there,  I decided it must be something else. … Continue reading

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Deer doing the Limbo

Many deer just hop over the fence, but at the 40 acre woods, our deer are much more talented. Take this doe for example, she can slide under a barbed wire fence so low that a snake would try to … Continue reading

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Raccoons love peanut butter

Pop had heard that deer love peanut butter.  He decided to nail a jar to a tree to see if we could entice a big buck into eating some.  We may never know if a deer would eat peanut butter, … Continue reading

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