Category Archives: Animals

College Hill news in photos: Beautification volunteers needed, a vulture goes to church and more comings and goings

Beautification projects scheduled The College Hill beautification team has scheduled work days for the next two Sunday afternoons, April 28 and May 5, noon to 3 p.m. both days. Volunteers — and anyone can volunteer, especially you — will meet at … Continue reading

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News from Tate Street: ‘Uncle Pete’ passes away; an Easter Egg hunt is planned; and a vulture wants sushi

All the news in College Hill over the past week or so involves Tate Street: Uncle Pete passes away The longtime Tate Street figure known as Uncle Pete has died. Pete and his pal Ricky were familiar fellows on the … Continue reading

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Two visitors bring greetings from the goddess Isis

Hawks and owls are familiar sights in College Hill, but these two guys look like a new breed of visitor. The black vultures — or possibly some kind of buzzard, if there’s actually any difference between them — were perched … Continue reading

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No, that wasn’t a ‘baby copperhead’ in your yard

By IAN McDOWELL, South Mendenhall Street Newborn copperheads are 8-10 inches long and look much like mature copperheads except for their greenish or yellow tails, which they may use to attract lizards, and which lose that coloration after the first … Continue reading

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Rabid raccoon found on Morehead Avenue in College Hill

Guilford County has reported that a raccoon found on Morehead Avenue in College Hill tested positive for rabies. The animal was captured last Wednesday. The raccoon was taken by Guilford County Animal Control around 2 p.m. on February 15 in the 900 block … Continue reading

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Late winter is owl-watching season in College Hill

Late winter and early spring (before the trees leaf out) are the best times to see our neighborhood owls. They show up well in bare trees. They’ll perch in magnolias for better cover, but they’ll sit out in the open for extended … Continue reading

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Slow down on Tuesdays with a meditation group or bike ride … Plus sightings of little kids, Republicans and a raccoon …

A weekly meditation group will begin meeting this week, Tuesdays at noon at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. The public is invited. For more information contact Lora Farlow or the church office, 336-275-6403. … Also every Tuesday, the Taco Tuesday Beginner Ride rolls … Continue reading

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Two owls spend a pesky day on Carr Street

These two owls buzzed a cat repeatedly while spending an otherwise quiet day in a backyard on Carr Street. I think they were just checking the cat out to see whether she was small enough to kill or fly off with. Owls … Continue reading

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Do you recognize this wandering black dog? He seems lost

A stray dog was roaming around Carr Street this morning. One of my dogs and I corralled him in our back yard. He’s a relatively small black dog with a white patch on his chest, not neutered. He looks pretty … Continue reading

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If you have bats in your attic, read this before doing anything

I’ve been noticing more bats lately on early-morning walks in the neighborhood, and today I came across this important information about them via email from the Aycock Historic District. The source is Kim Yeoman, a biology grad student at UNCG … Continue reading

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