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invasive Tomato Hornworm
my husband tortoise eating my tomatoes
Deer are not native to the eastern end of Long Island, on the North Fork. They were not here at all 50 years ago and have become a problem to the farmers, frighten children and one killed our dog. Here's one of the current population of 17 on a neighbor's property.
The deer are dead center in this photo. How I wish they were simply dead for the way they devour roses, hydrangeas, azaleas and rhododendrons. They are not native to our area!
Jackson's Chameleon at the Kea'au Community Center. These hungry critters eat native insects and bird eggs.
This young white-tailed deer is one of many that wander South Mountain in the Lehigh Valley area in PA (Zone 6). The forest floor vegetation is pretty much down to ferns, since the deer eat everything else. This photo was taken from my bedroom window in early October of last year.
The nutria is an invasive foreign species that does extreme environmental damage along the gulf coast. This photo was taken in my urban garden in Houston, Tx. They are extremely adaptable and this one made himself at home, destroying bulbs and flower roots, before being caught at the front door.
This is Tiger, our adopted cat. I consider her very invasive as her favorite hobby is to catch all the lizards in my garden. She also attacks the bird feeders. I do not know where she came from so I will have to say that she is not native to this zone. We still love and feed her.
We had high hopes of attracting one of several species of woodpeckers with our newly installed first class bird house. . .
Imagine our surprise when a new border showed up. . . covered in fur! What are landlords to do?
Name the Intruder, of course.!
We did everything right - sturdy pole, critter baffle (turned upside down worked better).
However, this huge racoon was able to scale the baffle with great ease.
Picture of 'Rocky' taken at dusk, incriminating the intruder whose body barely fit in the large fly-through bird feeder.
Tree climbing Kangaroo.
This Picture was taken in Papua New Guinea.
This Kangaroo was begging for food but stole my Mouthorgan and tried to eat it.
Moose. Usually two or more eating the nursery stock, not the forestry trees as seen on the far side of the Deer/Moose Fence.
Cold Hardiness Zone 2, or maybe even 1. Foothills of the Rockie Mountains, Alberta, Canada
A Cuban Tree Frog that took up residence in an old Birdhouse on our deck. Native to the Caribbean region, there are now established colonies in Florida. They grow to 3"- 5 1/2 " in size and will eat native frogs, lizards, spiders and even hatching baby birds!
Yikes! Raccoon family invading cat food bowls.
Invasive exotic adult Male Green Iguana in Pigeon Plum tree in Key West, FL.
Invasive Muscovy Duck in Key West, FL
Blue pansy butterfly. Shot in Islamabad Zone 9. Pakistan
Even though we live 5 miles from Payson, Arizona, we have a herd of around 30 that LOVE every plant I grow. I use Liquid Fence. Expensive, but it WORKS! Here is a big buck eying me (and my garden). I was dangerously close!
One of our resident groundhogs guarding "his" shed.
These guys can become WAY too friendly. Over the last two seasons I have had to replace the patio cushions TWICE at $200 a set. They use the insides for nesting material - even though I provided nesting material for them! No more!!!! Caught and displaced 24 to date.
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger). We gave up and now feed the Squirrels. This one is begging by our Bedroom Window.
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger). Patiently waiting for a turn in the "Squirrel Under Glass" feeder.
A hummingbird taking a little drink. Clinton, Louisiana
A caterpillar eating parsley storing energy to become a butterfly. Memphis, Tennessee
Brought from a dismanteling carvnial about 50 years ago,these squirrels were moved to Brevard, NC. Their genes match the gray squirrel but they are real diggers.. And also protected by law here. They have spread to counties surrounding Transylvania here in the Souther Appalachian of NC.Back to the contest main page.