I built my house right inside the rain forest. It is at the very end of a road that was built to the edge of the forest.
So I have wild life coming every day. It was fun in the beginning having them arrive every day, but now, after 20 years it has become a chore to feed them. And they are very demanding.
There are about 100 bush turkeys,
That is a male breeding turkey.
The turkeys come inside my house, but only through three special windows. But they come onto the balustrade at the back.
about 8 or 10 kookaburras,
around 6 butcher birds, some black some brown
and a few pairs of bush fowl.
They are nearly always on the ground level but this rare occasion I saw them in a tree.
Then there are goannas, one of them came up the smaller pole, I couldn’t discourage it enough and it came up the pole and into my house. It was in the walkway. My house is in three sections connected by walkways. I ran inside closed the door, next thing I know there is the goanna between me and the door. It came through the cat hole.
I threw every thing I could lay my hands on that was light weight and it took refuge in the bathroom. Then I got enough courage to open the door and with many pieces of chicken I enticed it out and into the back section and out the back door.
Then there are also kangaroos and wallabies. I make bread for them with lots of fruits, walnuts or almonds, chia seeds and sunflower seeds. I do have a few photos but I have to look for them. They are hard to photograph as they arrive in the late afternoon and there is less light plus they blend in with the background.
The snakes come at night after the mice. This one of Estia looking under the freezer.
Then there are frogs day and night. They eat the mosquitos and flies
There is other wildlife too but these are the ones that I feed.
Feeding these guys costs about $1,000/ month.