North Buckhead Wildlife Photos


 

Recent wildlife photos posted 5/26/15
On Lakemoore Drive
 

Video of Snapping Turtle (MOV format - 2 MB)
 

 

Large Snapping Turtle on Lakemoore Drive near Blue Heron Nature Preserve pond - 5/27/15 - "Today we saw this super-large turtle in the middle of the road on Lakewood Dr (at the corner of Roswell Rd at the pond) and thought this might be worth a mention in the NB email news. We moved the turtle back into the water. There are usually signs asking to drive carefully because of crossing animals - they really mean it: Please drive carefully in this area!" -Jaqui and Marcus Remmers of Mountain Drive

 

 

 

Recent wildlife photos posted 7/10/12
On Ivy Road
 
     

Two deer at 38XX Ivy Road - 7/09/12 - "These two were at my kitchen window this morning. - Marjorie SaffranSullivan of Ivy Road (Between Ivy and GA 400 to the north of Old Ivy Road)

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Recent wildlife photos posted 5/18/10
On Mountain Way Under the GA400 Bridge

Red Fox - 5/13/10 - "I have seen this kit fox 5-6 times near my house as he is probably 2 months old now.......He was only 10 feet away from me." - Lee Rice of Carmain Drive

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Recent wildlife photos posted 8/25/09
In Nancy Creek at Chastain Park

Northern Water Snake - 8/24/09 - "These were taken in Nancy Creek on the East side of Chastain Park near the intersection of Interlochen and Lake Forrest.  This is a Northern Banded Water Snake eating what appears to be a catfish.

Please let people know not to kill these snakes.  Many think they are copperheads.  They are not.  They are non-venomous." --  Robert Varn  [Northern water snakes are non-venomous, grow to as long as four feet and bear their young live.]   See related photos below.

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Recent wildlife photos posted 7/02/09
On Carmain Drive

Turtle - 6/26/09 - "Found this little guy in my yard just now. He looked like he had somewhere to go, so I didn't disturb him." -- Anne Stern

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Recent wildlife photos posted 7/01/09
On Glengary Drive

Northern Water Snake - 6/15/09 - "Ssssssssss.  We had an uninvited guest come over late yesterday afternoon to sun on our deck." -- David Dollar [Northern water snakes are non-venomous, grow to as long as four feet and bear their young live.]
David is on NBCA's board and manages our annual Christmas tree sale.

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Recent wildlife photos posted 7/01/09
On North Ivy Road

Rabbit - 6/18/09 - "I have been keeping my eyes and ears open for any new animal sightings (story interest) from neighbors and captured a photo of a new friend in my own yard."   Valerie Sellers

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Recent wildlife photos posted 7/01/09
On Glengary Drive

Hawk - 6/23/09 - "A beautiful hawk landed on a play area I constructed for my kids the morning after I completed the build. From what I was able to research, I think it may have been a Cooper's Hawk, an uncommon find in GA. If so, this is an even cooler sighting within the city limits. Confirmation of the identification is certainly welcome!"   Chris Harrow

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Recent wildlife photos posted 5/31/09
On Kenbrook Drive, Sandy Springs

Wild Turkey - 5/30/09 - " The turkey would come to my bird feeder on Kenbrook last winter!  [Photo from Feb. 28.]  I couldn't believe it when I saw it.....my dogs were going crazy when they saw it (I have 4 dogs).   Kenbrook is off Powers Ferry a mile past Chastain Park, so not really North Buckhead. My sister lives on Carmain, and is convinced this is the same turkey I saw....but there may be more!   I am totally amazed at the wildlife where I live...I'm on Long Island Creek, and it's like being in the mountains. I just moved here in December."   Bill Wilson

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Recent wildlife photos posted 5/23/09
On Sheldon Drive, North Buckhead

Wild Turkey - 5/22/09 - "My neighbor [C. Parker] took these photos of the wild turkey in my backyard on Sheldon last week while I was out of town.  I think he may still be out back." -- George Hodges of Sheldon Drive

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On Mathieson Drive, Buckhead Forest

Wild Turkey - 5/21/09 - "This wild turkey is huge. It could be three feet in total length.  I took these pictures in my backyard [on Mathieson Drive about 1/3-mile west of the Tower Place 100 tower}. She actually flew pretty high up in the tree.  Until my daughter got her bird book out we were unsure what it was." -- Kim Kahwach, president of the Buckhead Forest Civic Association.

Related report? - 5/17/09 - "A HUGE wild turkey landed on my gate Sunday, may 17th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Garrett Wolters, Land O'Lakes Drive, about a mile north of the site of these pictures.

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Recent wildlife photos posted 5/5/09

Geese/Goslings - Galen Baxter of Herrington Dr. sent an adorable picture:
"The new goslings have been around for over a week now (still are 7 of them!). I finally got a decent shot of them yesterday."
Hawk - Elizabeth Cox of N Stratford Rd. sent a picture of a soaring hawk:
"I took the attached photo of what I thought was a hawk this weekend."
"I took a picture of this blue jay back in February" -- Gordon Certain
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Recent wildlife photos posted 4/7/09

Amelia Schaffner of Land O'Lakes Drive reports: "We saw this opossum on Sunday hanging on a tree in our backyard. The dogwoods are also blooming. Itís cold today... but spring is on its way."
 
 
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Recent wildlife photos posted 2/18/09


Copperheads

Itís that time of yearÖ. As the weather warms up the snakes are waking up.  Just this week-end we found a huge copperhead in our front yard on Land O Lakes drive, next to the creek.  Please make sure people keep their eyes open especially with young children.  Here is are some pictures of the snake we found (it was shedding its skin). -Amelia & Todd Schaffner

 
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Recent wildlife photos posted 2/9/09


Red Tail Hawk
I spotted this (large) hawk perched on a telephone pole on Wieuca Road and was able to take these pictures. -Alison Bearman 1/7/09
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Recent wildlife photos posted 1/29/09


Raccoon

A resident of Old Ivy Road writes:

(Left) I used to have a lot of raccoons around my place. They are very bold and will come right up to your door as if they're trying to get in.

(Right) I'm attaching a photo of Juan and Roberto, the basso profundo duo who lived in my pond the last couple of years. Talk about making some noise -- once those two got going you literally could not carry on a conversation! Alas, I think they succumbed to a coyote or some other predator who valued frog meat above the opera.


Frogs (Juan and Roberto)
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Recent wildlife photos posted 1/29/09


Eastern Ringneck Snake

Argiope Spider

Garter Snake 2005

Shrew
Arthur Roberts of North Stratford Road wrote:

Here's a new update on some of the wildlife in the neighborhood.

 


Ambystoma Salamander 2009
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Recent wildlife photos posted 1/28/09


Fox (infrared) - 12/21/08

Raccoon and opossum (infrared) - 12/10/08

Squirrel (summer '08)

Chipmunk (summer '08)

Chipmunk (summer '08)

Butterfly (summer '08)

Hummingbird (summer '08)

Hummingbird (summer '08)

Hummingbird (summer '08)
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I took these from my front porch this summer and from my "game trail" camera at night with an infra-red flash." 

See many other recent photos here


Click on links below to view more/larger photos and links to wildlife articles.  All photographs are from North Buckhead except as specifically noted below.

Birds Mammals Reptiles, etc. Other

Egret (Great White Egret)


Beaver


Frogs

Butterfly
 


Geese (Canada Geese)



Chipmunk

Salamander (Ambystoma 2009)
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Mollusk


Hawk (Red Tail Hawk)
Chattahoochee Nature Center

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Coyote

Snake (Copperhead)

Moth

Heron (Blue Heron)

Deer

Snake (Eastern Ringneck)

Argiope Spider

Hummingbird

Fox (Red Fox)

Snake (Garter Snake)
 

Owl (Great Horned Owl)
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Mink

Turtle (Chicken Turtle)
 

Owl (Screech Owl)


Opossum


Turtle (Eastern box turtle)
 

Turkey (Wild Turkey)

Raccoon

Turtle (Snapping Turtle)
 
 
Shrew

Turtle (Other turtles)
 
 
Squirrel (Gray Squirrel)
   
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Mole
Otter
Rabbit