Here’s my rendition of “Hawkeye,” as this hawk certainly had his eye trained on me the entire time I focused my camera on him.
During one of our visits to the Tallahassee Museum, I found this most peculiar bush, because its leaves had berries – or seed pods – attached on top. How often do you get to see something like that?
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My hometown, Tallahassee, Florida is not only home to the #1 Undefeated FSU Seminoles 2013 BCS National Champions (!), but also my beloved Junior Museum (officially the Tallahassee Museum). My son and I make regular treks to visit our feathered and furry friends in this natural outdoor habitat. The Tallahassee Museum is home to several species of animals, all of whom are injured or cannot survive in the wild. I have several favorite animals, particularly the elusive bobcats. It is a very rare occasion that I spot both, and a special one when I spot at least one in the tree. Well, did we ever get lucky our last trip, not only did we spot this beautiful bobcat in her tree, but she got up, stretched, and leisurely made her way down the tree, one shot is her looking straight at me.
The Florida wild bobcat (Felidae rufus Floridanus), in addition to the panther, are the two predatory big cats native to the Florida region. The bobcat is more common and much smaller than the panther, which is rarely sighted in the wild. So it is indeed a real treat to be able to see both Florida panthers and bobcats at this outdoor museum.
This is “Gator,” the Bengal Tiger that was the visiting guest at the Tallahassee Museum for most of the past year, but he went back home to Gainesville, Florida, in early October. I really miss that big furry guy. But he’s gone back to a great home, the Carson Springs Wildlife Sanctuary. Gator is three years old and was rescued from a traveling circus after he reached the 40 pound weight limit and was being starved so he could continue having pictures taken with people. This sanctuary is run by a couple and they’ve rescued lots of big cats and other animals. What a great place and wonderful people! I intend on sending a check soon, that’s how much Gator touched my heart. 😀
What’s the “mistake” in this photograph? Intentionally done on purpose, I do like the results. So I prefer to call it a “happy accident!”
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