Sunday, October 16, 2011


Ah the joys of a new neighborhood!

We have frogs. LOTS of frogs. lol The kids are little creeped out. But it's getting better. They aren't as many sticking to the house anymore. lol

We also have deer. LOTS of deer. My husband sees them coming home several nights a week on his drive down the long road into the neighborhood. One neighbor has hit one. =( They are okay though and the deer got up and ran off. Shew!

We also have snakes. Black snakes, green snakes, gray snakes. Snakes Snakes Snakes! Hazard of building on country land I suppose.

And if you think the snakes are creepy, we also have coyotes!! I knew they were in the woods behind the field, behind our house. We know people who live on the other side of those woods who have seen them and shot at them. I never thought to much about it until last night. When one neighbor told us they had seen one dashing across the traffic circle here in the neighborhood! WHAT!!! I think I'm gonna watch my little dog a little more closely in the evenings.

I hoping as the construction continues, these creatures will be scared back further into the forest and not feel free to roam the neighborhood as much. lol Again, I do think this is just one of those things that happen when you build well off the main road, in the country. =)

The neighborhood is beautiful though. And I am confident that the confused wildlife will soon get a clue.


  1. At least you don't have a problem with BEARS!

  2. (puts on wildlife biologist hat)

    When new neighborhoods go into rural areas, encounters with wildlife often go up. Deer are a great example. Deer are actually "edge" dwellers - their perfect home is on the edge of the forest, not deep within. When we build new homes and clear trees, we actually create more of this "edge habitat" (and get less of the deep dark forest that is especially important for a lot of rare or endangered critters). More habitat = more deer. More Humans + More Deer = more encounters. And, because hunting is limited near houses, the problem is difficult to manage. Coyotes have been expanding their range on the east coast and they eat deer, so I'll let you do the math on that one.

    Just keep an eye out when you are driving, particularly this time of year and maybe keep an eye on the dog when he's out by himself.

    Oh, and another wildlife point... snakes eat frogs, so the more snakes you have, the less frogs you'll have. Perhaps that not the most comforting thought. :)

  3. Frogs and snakes and coyotes...oh my! Deer I can handle.