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Sharp-shin hawk at Hawk Ridge banding station, Duluth Minnesota, August 2013

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They're not all "cute and cuddly," but these are all photos of real animals doing real things.

New photos here October 4 and here October 31, 2016 (captions in red)

  
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A tasty tidbit? Buzzard over Sierra foothills Hummingbird at feeder Egret in deodar cedar tree, central Fresno CA
A tasty tidbit? Buzzard over Sierra foothills Hummingbird at feeder Egret in deodar cedar tree, central Fresno CA
  
Deer harvesting the garden Chipmunk in Red Fir Condos Ground squirrel in Yosemite Rabbit in the yard
Deer harvesting the garden Chipmunk in Red Fir Condos Ground squirrel in Yosemite Rabbit in the yard
  
How Furry Lewis observed his 10th birthday party Furry hanging around the burn barrel Susie, fierce watch cat   
How Furry Lewis observed his 10th birthday party Furry hanging around the burn barrel Susie, fierce watch cat Noodles, August 2002, part of the Tiger Trio
  
Noodles, September 2002 Noodles, January 2003 Stickers Buster (front), Stickers (rear)
Noodles, September 2002 Noodles, January 2003 Stickers Buster (front), Stickers (rear) (by Jennifer Neely)
     
Stickers, Winter of 2005-06 Stickers in White Face Sausage, breaking the "color barrier"   Lucky
Stickers, Winter of 2005-06 (Neely) Stickers in White Face (Neely) Sausage, breaking the "color barrier"   Lucky
    
Condor     Wild Turkeys in Mariposa Sierra foothills salamander Sierra foothills salamander
Condor   Wild Turkeys in Mariposa Sierra foothills salamander
    
Lizardbanished from the house Lizard on the Colorado Plateau Sierra foothill Lizard Ohio pond frog
Lizard banished from the house Lizard on the Colorado Plateau Sierra foothill Lizard Ohio pond frog
      
Rattlesnake, Sierra foothills Gopher snake, foothills Baby rattler (1 foot long) Spider web in rocks by a creek
Rattlesnake, Sierra foothills Gopher snake, foothills  Baby rattler (1 foot long) Spider web in rocks by a creek
   
Galapagos Tortoises, Fresno Zoo    Tiny turtle (the squares on the tablecloth are about 1 inch) Turtle in pond, Lake St. Louis MO
Galapagos Tortoises, Fresno Zoo Sea turtle, Atlanta Aquarium (by Tim Liddle) Tiny turtle (the squares on the tablecloth are about 1 inch) Turtle in pond, Lake St. Louis MO
  
Butterfly 5 Butterfly 9 Butterfly 18 Black Widow
Butterfly 5 Butterfly 9 Butterfly 18 Black Widow
  
Caterpillar, Ohio Blond Wooly Bear, Kansas Dragonfly on the wire Tarantula near Pine Flat dam, Sierra foothills
Caterpillar, Ohio Blond Wooly Bear, Kansas Dragonfly on the wire Tarantula near Pine Flat dam, Sierra foothills
  
Sinister Spider Quite an armful! Giblets - the Cat in the Cap Giblets attacks Mr. Socks
Sinister spider (Jennifer Neely photo) Quite an armful! Giblets - the Cat in the Cap (Neely) Giblets attacks Mr. Socks
   
2008 Tarantula crop Making his escape Pelicans flying above Laguna Beach CA Dolphins feeding off Dana Point CA
2008 Tarantula crop Making his escape Pelicans flying above Laguna Beach CA Dolphins feeding off Dana Point CA
  
   American avocet in pond by Cholame Valley Road Stellar's Jay at State Park Stellar's Jay at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park Lizard in park
  American avocet in pond by Cholame Valley Road Stellar's Jay at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park Lizard in park
      
Bar fight at the Neelys Too much TV Deer next to a foothill home in Oakhurst CA Quail near visitor center
Bar fight at the Neelys Too much TV Deer next to a foothill home in Oakhurst CA (J. Neely photo)    Quail near Pt. Reyes visitor center
        
Buzzards at Hensley Reservoir Home to roost Bird in flight near Bodega Bay Elephant seals taking it easy
The buzzards (AKA turkey vultures) come home to roost at Hensley Reservoir, Madera County CA Bird in flight near Bodega Bay Elephant seals taking it easy at Jenner, CA
     
Flower near Mendocino Seagull on patrol   Pelican at RV park in Shelter Cover, CA Wild turkeys near Oakhurst, CA
Gull at Mendocino Headlands Seagull on patrol Pelican at RV park in Shelter Cove, CA Wild turkeys near Oakhurst, CA
         
Butterfly dining OK, who left the garage door open?     Bluejay near Oakhurst CA Siamese siesta
Butterfly dining OK, who left the garage door open? (by Bev Williams) Blue jay near Oakhurst CA Siamese siesta
       
Alpacas in Gilroy Beef cow at San Joaquin Gorge Little Hombre naps by the pumphouse after a good walk Nothing like rolling on the pavement on a warm spring day
Alpacas in Gilroy Beef cow at San Joaquin Gorge Little Hombre naps by the pump house after a good walk

Nothing like rolling on the pavement on a warm spring day

     
Noodles stands guard Ants in the Sierra foothills The dark stripe is a path worn by thousands of ant footsteps Banana slug on the trail, Russian Gulch State Park
Noodles stands guard (Rod Neely photo) Ants in the Sierra foothills The dark stripe is a path worn by thousands of ant footsteps Banana slug on the trail, Russian Gulch State Park
   
A rare sighting - baby seagulls Hey ma, time for dinner! Back yard deer at Ft. Bragg CA Pelican flyover, Ft. Bragg
A rare sighting - baby seagulls Hey ma, time for dinner! Back yard deer at Ft. Bragg CA Pelican flyover, Ft. Bragg
             
Tarantulas go forth in the fall in search of mates Camels at Mojave Narrows Park, Victorville CA A rare sighting of a turtle Butch the Cat of Duluth MN (April 1, 1992 - May 24, 20-13)
Tarantulas go forth in the fall in search of mates Camels at Mojave Narrows Park, Victorville CA A rare sighting of a turtle near Pine Flat Lake, Fresno County

Butch the Cat of Duluth MN (April 1, 1992 - May 24, 2013)

      
Butch, ready to ship Vulture soaring over the Alabama Hills What are YOU lookin' at? Dusty, the newest Neely cat, summer 2013

Butch, ready to ship (Butch photos by his person, Linda Estel)

Vulture soaring over the Alabama Hills What are YOU lookin' at? Sputnik (originally Dusty), the newest Neely cat, summer 2013 (by J. Neely)
    
This busy gopher excavated next to my feet for several minutes Young bear on the High Sierra Trail Sequoia National Park, September 2013 Buck feeding near Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia Park Sharp-shin hawk at Hawk Ridge banding station, Duluth Minnesota, August 2013
This gopher excavated next to my feet for several minutes at a bluegrass festival near Hollister Young bear on the High Sierra Trail Sequoia National Park, September 2013 Buck feeding near Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia Park Sharp-shin hawk at Hawk Ridge banding station, Duluth Minnesota, August 2013
    
Red tail hawk near Hensley Lake Hawk airborne Rabbit hiding in the brush Ducks looking for a handout
Red tail hawk near Hensley Lake, Madera County CA Hawk airborne Rabbit "hiding" in the brush Duck looking for a handout
    
Horned lizard

Alleged feral cat, part of a colony along the Old Town Trail in Clovis CA

Another suspect "I am NOT a feral cat - feed me!"
Horned Lizard, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Alleged feral cat, part of a colony along the Old Town Trail in Clovis CA

Another suspect "I am NOT a feral cat - feed me!"
     
Observer along the Clovis Old Town Trail Bird with yellow spot Bluebird Black headed bird

Observer along the Clovis Old Town Trail

Bird with yellow spot Bluebird Black headed bird
    
Turkey vulture next to Trimmer Springs Road Woodpecker on a branch A peanut for Nosy, the Fresno Zoo's beloved first elephant Rusty thinks there's nothing like a nice, tasty pine cone
Turkey vulture next to Trimmer Springs Road, Fresno County Woodpecker near Pine Flat Reservoir A peanut for Nosy, the Fresno Zoo's beloved first elephant Rusty thinks there's nothing like a nice, tasty pine cone
   
Butterfly on dandelion, Great Basin National Park Foot tall ant hill in Baker, NV Squirrel in the meadow near Devil's Postpile Antelope in Dinosaur National Monument, CO
Butterfly on dandelion, Great Basin National Park Foot tall ant hill in Baker, NV Squirrel in the meadow near Devil's Postpile Antelope in Dinosaur National Monument, CO
       
Cottontail rabbit in northwest Colorado Pigmy rabbits in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah Otis and Amos, hound dogs of Missouri Lizard in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado
Cottontail rabbit in northwest Colorado Pigmy rabbits in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

Otis and Amos, hound dogs of Missouri

Lizard in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado
     
In Swanton, Ohio, it IS easy being green Blue Heron patrolling Wampler's Lake in Michigan At the 2014 Mariposa County Fair Eurasian Owl
In Swanton, Ohio, it IS easy being green  Blue Heron patrolling Wampler's Lake in Michigan At the 2014 Mariposa County Fair Eurasian Owl
       
Falcon Turkey vulture A closer view Squirrel posing in park in Clovis CA
Falcon Turkey vulture A closer view

Squirrel posing in park in Clovis CA

    
Raven over Yosemite At least 50 ground squirrels were at work in this field in Big Sur Elephant seals at San Simeon, doing what they do best Lunch time
Raven over Yosemite At least 50 ground squirrels were at work in this field along Highway 1 in Big Sur

Elephant seals at San Simeon, doing what they do best

Lunch time
  
Ducks in canal in Clovis Egret in canal in Clovis Egret in canal in Clovis 2 Geese in canal in Clovis
Ducks, egrets and geese in canal in Clovis CA, May 2015
    
Mother & Father Goose and babies This toad visited my front porch in summer 2015 Longhorns, Sierra foothills Egret by Dry Creek Canal in Clovis

Mother & Father Goose and babies

This toad visited my front porch in summer 2015 Longhorns, Sierra foothills

Egret by Dry Creek Canal in Clovis

   
Bear feeding on young plants in a Sierra meadow Two more bears at the "lunch counter" Frog in Dry Creek Canal, Clovis CA Duck in Helm Canal
Bear feeding on young plants in a Sierra meadow Two more bears at the "lunch counter" Frog in Dry Creek Canal, Clovis CA Duck in Helm Canal
      
Bobcat along Road 400 in Madera County A "zoomed in" view Wondering if there really is anything such as a free lunch? Frog on Clovis canal bank  
Bobcat along Road 400 in Madera County A "zoomed in" view Wondering if there really is anything such as a free lunch? Toad on Clovis canal bank
    
Chipmunk in Yosemite, August 2015 Cat annoyed at having his breakfast interrupted The fine line between dead and lazy The hunter
Chipmunk in Yosemite, August 2015 Cat annoyed at having his breakfast interrupted

The fine line between dead and lazy

The hunter
   
Lady cools off and gets a drink at the same time Drought means expensive hay instead of natural grass Rare Kaibab squirrel, Grand Canyon North Rim Deer in the sage brush at Mono Lake
Lady cools off and gets a drink at the same time Drought means expensive hay instead of natural grass

Rare Kaibab squirrel, Grand Canyon North Rim

 Deer in the sage brush at Mono Lake
         
Horses at Red Cliffs Lodge, Colorado River Canyon near Moab Utah
Horses at Red Cliffs Lodge, Colorado River Canyon near Moab Utah
  
Rare sighting of a kingfisher by the Dry Creek Canal Geese find something to eat in the dry flood basin "You can't see me" Blue Jay foraging by the Old Town Trail
Rare sighting of a kingfisher by the Dry Creek Canal

Geese find something to eat in the dry flood basin

"You can't see me"

Blue Jay foraging by the Old Town Trail

   
A good old-fashioned cattle drive, near Raymond CA Egret in flight One of at least two hundred millipedes we saw at San Joaquin Gorge Horses at Harris Ranch on Trimmer Springs Road
A good old-fashioned cattle drive, near Raymond CA Egret in flight One of at least two hundred millipedes we saw at the San Joaquin Gorge Horses at Harris Ranch on Trimmer Springs Road
     
Frog from the pond at San Joaquin Gorge Horses by Little Dry Creek along Highway 168 Cattle by Big Dry Creek just down the road Birds enjoy a rain-filled flood basin in Clovis
Frog from the pond at San Joaquin Gorge Horses by Little Dry Creek along Highway 168 Cattle by Big Dry Creek just down the road

Birds enjoy a rain-filled flood basin in Clovis

   
Western pond turtle at the Center for River Studies Snake in the grass Canada Geese over Hensley Lake Frog along San Joaquin River Trail
Western pond turtle at the Center for River Studies Snake in the grass

Canada Geese over Hensley Lake

Frog along San Joaquin River Trail

   
Eagle's flight Quail on the march Ant hill on the San Joaquin River Trail above Finegold Not the animal, but signs that he was here
Eagle's flight Quail on the march Ant hill on the San Joaquin River Trail above Finegold Not the animal, but signs that he was here
   
Rabbit on the Parkfield-Coalinga Road Enjoying a juicy weed Monarch butterfly on the Lewis Creek Trail Toad on the Dry Creek Canal bank, spring 2016
Rabbit on the Parkfield-Coalinga Road Enjoying a juicy weed Monarch butterfly on the Lewis Creek Trail Toad on the Dry Creek Canal bank, spring 2016
     
Squirrel along the Wawona Meadow Loop Trail in Yosemite A robin finds something yummy beside the canal Toad at Cambridge Terrace Condos, June 2017 Literally a leaping lizard
Gray squirrel, Wawona Meadow Trail in Yosemite A robin finds something yummy beside the Dry Creek Canal Toad at Cambridge Terrace Condos, June 2017 Literally a leaping lizard
  
Rabbits and rider along the Eaton Trail Quail on the fence at Hallowell Center for River Studies This guy watched the tourists who were watching him Wild Turkey
Rabbits and rider along the Eaton Trail Quail on the fence at Hallowell Center for River Studies Marmot checking out the tourists at Tokopah Falls Wild Turkey
(by Susan Crandall)
     
Buzzards drying their wings We were joined by butterflies in several places Chipmunk near Courtright Reservoir Ladybugs mass together in preparation for winter
Buzzards drying their wings (Crandall) Butterfly in the Giant Sequoia National Monument Chipmunk near Courtright Reservoir Ladybugs mass together in preparation for winter
  
At the Chaffee Zoo, Fresno CA
  
Feeding the giraffe Lunch time Resting 'roos Looks good in stripes
Feeding the g(Teri Liddle photo) Lunch time Resting 'roos Looks good in stripes
    
Living lawn ornaments The endless hunt for more ants Enjoying a dust bath Sea Lion, Fresno Zoo
Living lawn ornaments

The endless hunt for more ants

Enjoying a dust bath Sea Lion
     
Flamingos in 2015 African spurred tortoise Donald Trump imitator Cheetahs have room in the new African Adventure exhibit
Flamingos in 2015 African spurred tortoise Donald Trump imitator Cheetahs have room in the new African Adventure exhibit
    
The rhinos also enjoy spacious new quarters African elephants Cheetah up close in 2016 Lots of room for giraffes to roam, and trees to munch

The rhinos also enjoy spacious new quarters

African elephants Cheetah up close in 2016 Lots of room for giraffes to roam, and trees to munch
     
Rhino doing what rhinos do Elephants still enjoying a spacious area      
Rhino doing what rhinos do Elephants still enjoying a spacious area      
         
Buster (front), Stickers (rear)

Sierra foothills salamander

A "zoomed in" view

Cheetah up close in 2016

 

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