Local Animals

I was suggesting images to my artist son Paul for his current animal series of water colors and thought that a blog with pictures of some of our local Willow Glen, California denizens would be of interest. Not pictured is the horrible towhee bird who is flinging himself repeatedly at my caboose office window as I type.

My cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus), Guapo and Sparky, eating a dried pepper:
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Jerusalem Cricket (Stenopelmatus) in the side yard:
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Big garter snake (Thamnophis) in front of our house:
(picture courtesy of neighbor Jamie Lynch)
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Alligator lizard (Elgaria coerulea) on neighbor’s sidewalk:
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American swallowtail butterfly caterpillar (Papilio polyxenes) on fennel in the front yard:
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Redda the dog (Canis lupus familiaris) trying for a lick through her kennel fence:
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Beggar dogs hoping for a handout:
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Cat (Felis catus) dominating the neighbor’s car:
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Garter snake picture Copyright 2013 by James Lynch, other pictures Copyright 2013 by Katy Dickinson

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