Saturday, 22 January 2011

Oliver - caught in the act

In the morning we have the Group of Seven who

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visit looking for chow. There is one special one, he appears to be a yearling twin and we named him 'Tigger'. He bounces up to us, eager for food.

The others are a bit more aggressive. They snort at me, frosty breath rising like hoarfrost. I snort back and they back off. They stamp at me and I stamp back. Off they go, beyond the shed into the forest.
Tigger, however, bounces around in front of me. We love him!
Here comes Tigger!

This is my 'normal' lens.
He is curious and bounces up to us!
All happily feed

Once, happily indoors, I watch the show. We call it 'TV' for the cats.
Everyone happily grazing
It's like Mother Nature forgot to give her a pretty face!
This one was trying to fake a beard.

Then there is Oliver. What can I say? His sister, Sady treed a fisher onceuponatime. Nov., 2007.
I wrote in 2009, it was SUNDAY, 27 DECEMBER, 2009 'Time to estivate' That isn't happening around here! Critters are all around us.
You have to appreciate how quickly this happened. I wish I'd had my videocamera handy.
Then I let Oliver out.
I couldn't resist. He was climbing the walls, scratching the carpet.
And run they did.
Yes. Again. Herding 30 wild turkeys and 7 deer. You'll forgive the darkness of the shots. It is hard even for the pros to photograph on snow. And a black cat on white snow... on a cloudy day?
Here he is!
And they are gone!
Pretty proud of himself!


Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is very funny. When I was a kid and we lived in White Mountains of Arizona we had a cat who stalked our neighbors horses and cows as well as the lumber trucks that zoomed by on the highway by our house.

"Crazy" was the name we gave him.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Very nice captures!

My Camera Critter post, have a good weekend!

Snap said...

poor oliver .. no one wanted to play! :D :D :D

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh my goodness, scaring away the deer and turkeys. Way to go, Oliver! He's wonderful.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Travis Erwin said...

Oliver the Deer Slayer!

Unknown said...

Great series!!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Unknown said...

What a cool series. Being currently imprisoned in suburbia I am totally envious of the wildlife you have in such proximity! Our greatest wildlife adventure in our yard was when a young Cooper's Hawk killed our resident Mockingbird. Thanks for a great blog & also for sharing!

You can never take too many pictures said...

Oliver your Black Panther instincs are getting stronger....maybe one of these days we may witness an actual Attack!!!!!! he is Special!!!!!

W.C.Camp said...

Can I borrow your cat? Yes the deer stand out after a snow but we do not have any little ones this year. Saw a big old owl sunning himself though last week. Keep lovin' the critters! Nice Post! W.C.C.

Kay said...

Wow! That's so amazing to see all that wildlife in your backyard.

Roan said...

Brave cat! Love the series!

Rusty said...

Triger is going to be one very interesting guy. I hope he stays around. Perhaps Oliver will adopt him. (Grin)! ATB!

Marie said...

LOL -- good job Oliver! He's so cute :-) Our kitties would never dream of going outside, especially in the snow. They are all terribly spoiled kitties who can't stand to get their feet wet or their fur cold!

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