View Full Version : Back yard wildlife pics, from your backyard

February 15, 2012, 01:57 PM
I see people write all the time about wildlife around there homes, I thought it would be nice if we had a thread of pics. It is easy to get pics from the deer lease, but how about right around the house? Maybe your back yard is a farm/ranch, dear lease, or Yellowstone Park. :) It doesn't matter as long as you live there.

I made the post below here while back, Jan. 23 actually. I tried to get a pic of the buck that was in my backyard, but it was getting too dark.

I don't know if you can do it, but right in the eye with a pellet, or CB cap might work. Or if you shot him right behind the shoulder, the taxidermist may be able to patch it, or position the shoulder so it covers the hole up.

I've got some big Fox squirrels that live in my yard too. They usually hang out in and around the black walnut trees. I saw a really big one just last evening. I also saw two deer in my back yard yesterday evening. An eight point buck and later a doe. I see deer all the time in my front and side yards, but the back yard has a wooden privacy fence. It is about 60 yards long and 40 yards wide and I leave the back gate cracked open. Last spring a doe was nursing a fawn back there, pretty neat.

At the time I made it, I thought it would be neat to start this thread, but I didn't have any pics. :(

Today I'm at home and looked out back and saw two does and got a decent pic.


Two small does aren't that amazing, but they did slip in a less than two foot wide gap to graze.

Anyway, thats all I've got so far. I may broaden my horizons to the front and side yards and see what I can capture.

Lets see yours.

PS: I know my yard looks bad, but it was covered with snow yesterday so...:)

Dr. A
February 17, 2012, 08:51 AM

Dr. A
February 17, 2012, 10:04 AM

February 17, 2012, 09:14 PM
Let me tell you what I have seen on my 5 acres in the Colorado mountains. In 16 years we have had countless deer and elk, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, many bobcats and red fox, a few turkeys, racoon, ermine, coyotes, porkipine, are the ones I remember off hand and as I type this a small gray fox is on the deck eating breadcrumbs I put out for the birds.

February 17, 2012, 09:41 PM
Not much wildlife at our "city dwelling".......but the farm, that's a different story.







February 17, 2012, 09:52 PM
I can't top the deer pics that are already posted, but I do have a shot of our biggest tomcat discussing issues with a local mouse. Looks like the mouse is doing all the talking, but it didn't end well for him.

This will be my first attachment (maybe) to the forum, so if you don't see what I said you'd see, I'll try again later.

February 17, 2012, 10:23 PM
I've got pictures floating around somewhere of deer and turkeys in the yard, but this is probably the neatest critter we've had in the yard....................:D


February 17, 2012, 11:36 PM
This is my backyard several weeks ago

February 18, 2012, 01:04 AM
Turkey's in my driveway behind the house.

February 18, 2012, 06:27 AM
This thread is shaping up like I'd hoped. I'm enjoying the great pics.:)

I do have a shot of our biggest tomcat

Thats a big 'ol tomcat and a neat pic. Its fine with me, the thread title says wild life. Also this is The Hunt sub-forum and Tom looks like a hunter to me.:)

So elk, caribou, elephants, swamp rabbits, blue jay fighting a squirrel, etc keep 'em coming its all good.

February 18, 2012, 07:38 AM
Alright 12Gauge, what is the back story on that picture? I don't believe that the Bison Bison roams freely in Virginia.

Great picture too by the way.

February 18, 2012, 03:44 PM
Actually in the front yard.....We have a corn feeder that the deer come to and we see a young bobcat ever so often down the hill.....I set a camera out and checked it a few days later....I was kinda surprised....

February 18, 2012, 04:12 PM
Some of the local raptors

February 18, 2012, 04:14 PM
mquail.....cool pics....

February 18, 2012, 04:21 PM
mquail.....cool pics....

Thanks, it helps to have a flock of racing pigeons that attracts them:)

February 18, 2012, 05:01 PM
Krezyhorse, sent you a PM. :)

Oh yeah, I'll add a couple cat pics:



February 18, 2012, 10:56 PM
Wish I had my own pictures to add to this. A lot of really cool pictures here makes me want to sit outside more with my camera!

February 19, 2012, 09:20 PM
These are some great pictures.

Thanks again 12 Gauge.

February 19, 2012, 09:43 PM
Well lets just say I have a BIG Back yard. :) Caught this guy on camera.



February 19, 2012, 10:04 PM
My wife and I just loved 12gauges cat/bird pictures. Truly great pictures.

February 19, 2012, 11:26 PM
Logs..that is what I was wanting to get on camera....We have a young one we see late in the evening sometimes.....Cool pic.....

Irish B
February 20, 2012, 03:42 PM
Rembrandt where do you live? That coyote looks a lot like a Red Wolf.


Irish B
February 20, 2012, 03:43 PM
Just down the street


February 20, 2012, 07:41 PM
Can you see him ?



February 20, 2012, 08:05 PM
Rembrandt where do you live? That coyote looks a lot like a Red Wolf.


Those Mulie pictures are priceless!

February 21, 2012, 01:37 PM
Irish B..are those grouse?

msnden..I've seen black squirrels..but never a white one....

February 21, 2012, 01:43 PM



February 21, 2012, 01:45 PM
They're turkeys Keg

Irish B
February 21, 2012, 04:02 PM
Yup they're turkeys. Man I wish I had some bear pics. Usually though when I have a bear reaching for my shotgun and bean bag rounds as it's trying to get into my garbage not a camera :D

February 21, 2012, 06:55 PM
msnden..I've seen black squirrels..but never a white one....

Thats the albino squirrel, I've never seen one in the wild either, neat. I've seen a couple full albino White-tail bucks before though.

This thread contains some great pics. I'm going to have to put out a little corn, or something and see if I can't get them eating out of my hand, like Irish B.:)

February 21, 2012, 07:07 PM
Awesome pics guys, this thread is great. Keep 'em coming guys!

February 21, 2012, 07:25 PM
These were in my backyard last winter, they stayed around until early afternoon, and as you can see, I live in a suburban neighborhood with houses close enough to be able to hear the guy next door sneeze.79005


February 28, 2012, 09:40 AM
Yote and more Casper pics....

February 28, 2012, 09:50 AM