Surprise visitor in our road

We have a couple of black cats roaming the streets and I’ve mentioned before that it’s not unusual to see foxes running up and down our road. I’ve also said that we have seen badgers here too.
The ducks were on our front lawn last week,

and a gentleman in the next road told me that a Canada goose had been sitting by our gate early one morning as well. He said he liked our garden ornaments!
I’ve found evidence of hedgehogs in the garden, but as yet haven’t seen any.
But on Sunday, we were talking to our neighbour and heard a rustling in the garden where that beautiful lilac bush is.
We could not believe it when one of these pushed through the fence and scuttled up towards the main road.
A little muntjac deer (google image)

Memories of Mum came flooding back. She would so loved to have seen it.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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34 Responses to Surprise visitor in our road

  1. Sadje says:

    It’s so adorable.

  2. Liz says:

    Oh my. How lovely. I’d be setting up a camera at night if I was there, just to see if anything else was turning up. Sounds like there is a variety of wildlife you getting.

    • It’s really weird as we’re on a small housing estate rather than in a country setting.

      • Liz says:

        It makes you wonder what else you get.

      • We saw a barn owl a little while ago, and Sunday night when Maggie got me up in the middle of the night I heard a screech owl.

      • Liz says:

        Ooh. Lovely. I love owls. Only time I have seen one up close was when it was a bird conservation group at an outdoor event, there to talk about them.

      • I;ve seen them in similar paces, and been able to stroke them. Beautiful. We had a family of tawny owls in the silver birch tree one evening when we were in the cottage. We think the two adults were teaching the youngster to hunt.

      • Liz says:

        Foxs can be seen in towns, as I came across a fox regular every morning I went to work.
        One ocassion, when I thought it would have gone, I was 2 ft away. We were both staring at one another. I was in awe, but I made the first move to carry on where I was going, as I didn’t want it to feel threatened.

        The other view of a fox and cubs, was at night in the early hours. My bedroom overlooked what looks like wasted land. But a few cars would park on it in the day for Asda. But at night, I would watch these foxes from a distance, from my bedroom. It was a surprise at 2am in a morning, when I happened to look out.

      • Lucky you to see cubs. We’ve seen adults taking food back to the den, but no babies. I’ll never forget one in Poole running down the road with a chicken carcass!

      • Liz says:

        Yes, it was nice and a surprise to see. As there were lighting on there in the part where cars parked, meant where they were where there was no lightning, there was enough light to see their silhouettes. So I could see how they growing and playing when they were young.
        I found I was getting in a habbit waking at 2pm, so I could watch fir a bit.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    My sister F, not Tess had one visit her at the weekend πŸ’œ

  4. tatteredkitty2020 says:

    Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Beautiful pictures 😍

  6. fransiweinstein says:

    Wow!’ So sweet!! ❀️

  7. murisopsis says:

    Your yard must be a delightful place if all the wildlife is congregating there! We’ve got 4 feral cats that are roaming around and our chipmunk population has dropped to near zero, same for the bunnies. We did have a pair of ducks nesting in the back but the nest was destroyed and the eggs cracked and eaten… the ducks moved away. I’d love to trap the cats but a neighbor is feeding them and she’d be very angry if they disappeared…

    • Luckily for us the wildlife don’t actually visit our garden, which is fenced in and has 2 gates, but to see them running down the road is quite something.
      Shame about the chipmunks and duck eggs.

  8. TanGental says:

    Well the deer will strip your garden!! Lovely, mind you

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