Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard has some photos of the local elk:

This morning I was sneaking up on a herd of at least sixty elk (Cervus canadensis), with several bulls bugling away, when this mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) and her fawn turned the corner at close range. They stared at me for quite awhile, not knowing what to make of me.  There were several bull elk, and they were mixing it up.

And ducks!!!!!

It’s a good thing I don’t have to feed all of these!

Reader Peter sent two photos taken at a zoo. Readers are asked to identify the beasts:

Two quick photos I took while visiting the Singapore Zoo which is like being in the jungle. I’m not sure what the exact species are.


  1. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted September 27, 2018 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Wonderful pictures! I get out into the woods as much as I can, and had some pretty startling instances of turning a corner and being very close to groups of whitetail deer. They are as surprised as I am. They freeze. I freeze. Then they bound off, palpably shaking the ground as they depart.
    I will let others ID the Singaporeans.

  2. Posted September 27, 2018 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    The second Singaporean is an iguana, Iguana iguana, and probably the nominate subspecies, Iguana iguana iguana. It is a Neotropical species, found from Mexico down into South America, and some of the West Indian islands.

    • Posted September 27, 2018 at 10:32 am | Permalink

      The first species looks like it could be the legendary dog-faced bat. I’ve always wanted to see one. Any face-on pictures?

    • Posted September 28, 2018 at 4:11 am | Permalink

      So good they named it thrice! 🙂

  3. PETER
    Posted September 27, 2018 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    There is a monkey in the bat photo as well.

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