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Posted by Barb on Monday, April 20th 2020:

In Reply to: Re: Groundhog Days posted by marie on Monday, April 20th 2020:

As with being overrun by white tail deer (one is white with brown spots), there are large flocks of wild turkeys in several parts of the Island, although not in my area. They are a nuisance and aggressive. Huge flocks of Canadian geese while not as aggressive are a big nuisance problem. Both species are protected by laws. We found a leaf-like creature in our pool, and he grew up to be a snapping turtle that we named aptly, Oscar. He was more than grouchy, so eventually we turned him loose in nearby woods. More than pigeons, starlings are the messy birds here. There are also colonies of purple martins down by the beach inlet.

Back in Brooklyn, I remember finding a box turtle, but don't know if he was wild or an escapee. We had a lot of alley cats in addition to the packs of dogs in the days when there was only the occasional dog-catcher and well before the humanitarian "shelters". Could the presence of all those alley cats have eliminated the small wildlife creatures?


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