Monday, August 18, 2008

Gators and Turkeys and Lizards... Oh, my!

One of the biggest differences from living in "the Lowcountry" of South Carolina as opposed to the Midwest is the wildlife - and since our development is so new, rural and mostly undeveloped, we're quite literally in the middle of the wild.

Here are 10-11 wild turkeys that I see every Sunday morning. They're actually quite large when you see them up close.

Then, of course, there's the alligators (picture not taken in our development, though there is at least one gator in our area).

Besides that there are wild boar, snakes, lizards, crazy prehistoric-looking birds, armadillos, foxes, and God-knows-what else lurking in the wilderness.

Every day is like living in a zoo. Minus those... cage things.


Jon said...

Frimmin'! I grew up in the desert, in the city, but just barely. Jackrabbits and coyotes sometimes seen, rattlesnakes not seen, but always considered a possibility.

Cindi said...

those crazy prehistoric looking birds are called Wood Storks.

Amy Harden said...

you forgot:

HUGE moths
copperhead snakes
and the mythical cougar (aka "snowcat")