Sunday, February 23, 2014

Snow is a Four Letter Word

      While I wouldn’t say I hate snow I am getting really tired of it this winter. We actually had a beautiful sunny warm day today and it was so nice to get out and check my cameras. I really got some good shots the past couple of weeks from two cameras. But I’ll start out with some from the big snow we had. I had 16” at my house. It was a light fluffy snow so my snow blower just rolled through it. The good thing about snow is I get to play with one of my toys :).

The beginning of the storm.

Notice the snow on the deers back. It's amazing how well insulated they are.

Storm was just about over.

Face full of snow.

My wife liked these Valentine's Day pic.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Squirrel vs. Deer

     It's always fun to watch the different animals interact with each other. Squirrels and deer are always in competition with each other for food but this is the first time I’ve seen a deer actually chase a squirrel.
      I didn’t get out to check my cameras today. We had 16” of snow Thursday and I don’t feel like fighting it to check them today. I’m really for warm, sunny weather!

The stare down

And they're off.

The squirrel decides the ground might not be the best place for him.

Back to normal.

Well, maybe not.

Looks like the chase got everyone pumped up.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Man-Eating Tiger and the Coldest

     I know a strange combination but humor me. First I saw an interesting article today about a man-eating Tiger in India. The ones of you that have followed me know I’m fascinated about stories of man-eater and have a large collection of vintage hunting books by men who have hunted them. This story really caught my eye because of where it was occurring…in the Jim Corbett National Park located in north central India. Corbett is one of my favorite writers on the subject of man-eating tigers and leopards. Here is a link to the story….Man-Eating Tiger. So if you’re having a bad day think about how much worst it could be running into a 500 lb. cat that is going to eat you.

      Now for the coldest. The following pics are from a couple of weeks ago but they are the coldest temperature I have recorded on my trail cameras…2°F. The deer herd up in the cold weather and travel in groups. This group of does were being followed by a small buck.