2. We have a squirrel coming into our yard. Hubby also feeds this little guy (we made a special trip to Pet Smart for food that is acceptable for rodents). It took a few days, but hubby was acutally able to get photographic evidence of “Secret Squirrel” coming to visit.
3. Lizards are back in the yard. We don’t have photographic evidence of the particular lizard that has come calling, but my hubby says that he looks like this one that I photographed at Papago Park a couple of years ago.
4. We’ve also had the pleasure of seeing a BIG skunk that frequents the neighborhood the evenings before the garbage is picked up (we’ve seen him at least three times on Sunday nights). He has the same routine, weaving in and out of the houses in the neighborhood, looking for a tasty morsel. He doesn’t seem to be too afraid of people as he’s never sprayed while in the area. I have no photos of this guy as I’m just not brave enough to ask him to pose for a round of flash photography. This is a picture that I downloaded from Flickr
5. The coyotes are once again howling at night. We have a wild space behind our house where we’ve seen a variety of animals ranging from javelina to cattle. One of the more prominent members of our community are coyotes. The homeowners association isn’t thrilled with their presence, but I have to admit that I find it wonderfully and strangely comforting to hear them barking, yipping and singing while I’m lying in bed. Oh, and if an emergency vehicle with a siren comes through the area that really gets them stirred up!! This is another photo gleaned from Flickr.