What's happening in my backyard lately? I can't make sense of it.
First the ducks, then a frog, now this?
Seriously? I knew she was in the neighborhood, but today she was inside my deer fence. Grrr. And a fawn knows to stay put and wait for her mama... so she simply wouldn't be shooed away.
Then we brought out the big dog. But neither animal knew what to make of the other. And the fawn would simply not budge.
Finally, they sniffed each other - and the fawn decided to be urged out of my yard so she could wander back to her "nest" on the wooded area on the other side of my fence. Mama was waiting the entire time in the neighbor's yard where she could watch.
If that's not enough, we have a frog that has taken up residence in our pool. He's not stuck. He just keeps returning for a swim. I don't get it. It can't be good for him - but he likes it - chlorine and all. I've already removed him a few times... and he keeps turning up back in the pool. My backyard is turning into a petting zoo.
Not to be left out, my ducky duo made a landing on their "pond" but the problem with ducks in your back yard is that they leave droppings. This will not do!
Seriously, frogs and ducks in my pool? I haven't even used my pool yet this summer.
I shooed these little guys away. While I think they have a nest nearby, I would prefer not to have any wildlife inside my fence. So I think I'll have Wilma doing her business in the back yard which has forever before been off limits to her. Bulldogs and swimming pools don't mix. She knows she's not allowed in the backyard.
While I love wildlife in nature... I'm not sure I consider my backyard nature. After I snapped these pictures and put my phone away, I saw a woodpecker picking a tree to drill. I expect to see the fox and groundhog next. Who needs a zoo when you have a backyard like this!