Category Archives: Hunting

Bobcat

Lynx rufus The Bobcat is an apex predator at the 40 Acre Woods. Widely distributed throughout most of North America, this cat is well adapted to Florida. The bobcat is equally at home in deep forest, swamps, and hammock land. … Continue reading

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Gray Fox

 The Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) In the 40 acre woods we have lots of wildlife, many are usually more active at night.  One of these is the gray fox.  They have quite a lot of red hair and may be confused … Continue reading

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Gopher Tortoise

Gopher tortoises, or “Gophers” as they are commonly called, live in extensive subterranean burrows in dry upland habitats of the southeastern United States.  Gopher tortoises are found in longleaf pine sandhills, oak hammocks, scrub, pine flatwoods, dry prairies, and coastal … Continue reading

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Deer Crossing

There are many deer living at the 40 acre woods.  They do most of their traveling at night, but they leave behind their tracks.  Here are some tracks June and I found crossing the road in front of the 40 … 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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