The Good, The Bad and the Frightened! FOXTROT TANGLE?

This week saw my neighbor’s fenced-in yard as a snowy overnight sanctuary for a small herd of deer.  

Status Quo! Content between walking around, relaxing and sleeping. 
One deer always remained outside the sanctuary, all night and morning, almost as a guard. They remained until early afternoon each day before hopping over the fence for their daily parade for food through the back-woods.
Yesterday, things were dramatically different! All the deer were gone, replaced by “Foxtrot Tangle!”

But was it the nearby Gray Squirrel who REALLY felt threatened?

First reaction: hide head in snow!
“Ohhhh! He still sees me!”
“I’ll just hide here on the other side of the tree!”

You can’t make this stuff up, folks. In time frame, this is exactly as it happened, except the deer images were taken one day prior.  But on this actual day, the deer were there an hour before I noticed their absence, replaced by the fox. The fox` and the squirrel (outside the fenced area,)  were photographed in quick succession actually looking towards each other, at a distance of about 25 yards. 

As usual, click on the images for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

The Squirrel and The Chipmunk – Our Back Yard

 Seasonal nut and berry gathering is underway

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Finally, nobody’s here. I’m underpaid and starved.
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I’m eating. Muk muk, yum yum!
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YIKES! It’s that annoying CAMERA GUY!
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I’m Outa Here! Whoosh!
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Squirrels! HUMPH! No talent. I can carry TWO acorns at a time!
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Oops, It’s Camera Guy. Scurry and Bury Time.
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OK, Acorns buried. I’ll just HIDE here till he GOES AWAY!      Like I have all day!….

As usual, Thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome. M:-)

ROMANCING THE…SNOW – Part Two, ENOUGH!

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It seems every two days, another “event” has tested our resolve, romanticists included. After the icy images of Part One, the expression on this forlorn squirrel, above – “weathering” a lull at about 8 deg. F (-15 deg. C,) only hints at what was about to come. And he already shows the scars of this winter’s relentless play.

Below: Some 22 hours later, heavy snow is falling on top of existing layers of snow – ice – snow – ice, distributing dangerous weight,Image

…and continuing into the night.Image

The icicle reveals some heating loss from our house…Image

And Sandy Paws (remember her?) navigates the frozen turf, as the brilliant sun spotlights natures latest work.Image

Alisa’s Travel Theme this week is “Romance”