Nature & Wildlife

Raccoon in Centreville Virginia

Midnight visitor

Our bird feeder has been ransacked three nights in a row, and last night we caught the thief in the act. This guy looked pretty well-fed — two entire suet cakes will do that to you. I guess we’ll be bringing the feeders inside at nights until this critter moves on to the next yard.

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Eastern box turtles

Watch out for turtles!

With all the rain we’ve been getting over the last few weeks, the natives are getting restless. These three box turtles were in our driveway the other day — glad I looked before pulling out of the garage! Eastern box turtles are particularly active on rainy days in May through June, and we have certainly

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