I would like to share two stories and some pictures today. I often see rabbits and groundhog in my back yard. There are always signs of opossum and the smell of skunk in the area.
First most of you realize that I live in a small city in Ohio. Our property abuts a field that has become fairly wild with trees and underbrush. The other day I was taking Jake our Pomeranian out to the back yard to do what dogs have a need to do. It was about 8 PM and when we came around the back of the vegetable garden to find a pair of does that were behind my neighbors fence. I saw them salute me with their white flag as they left (the underside of their tail is white and it can be seen as they raise the tail and run away). I was without a camera so I will have to tell the story. They ran a short way into the thicket and I could hear them not far away. Jake was at full attention and I could tell he knew they were near. I was staring into the underbrush when a tail flickered and as if through magic I could plainly see the two doe about 25 feet away. I think they felt me starring at them and eventually they moved deeper in the field and disappeared.
Second I had driven into PA and the plant at which I work is on the outskirts of a town. I have seen Deer, Turkey, Goose and numerous small animals in the area. As I drove down the hill to the plant a Red Fox ran across the road. It is not common to see fox and it was a joy to see this large species running free.
I was out golfing the other day and when I was teeing off I spotted this little guy on a rock. After I got done teeing off I went and got my camera. I was able to get a picture of the chipmunk on the rock and the zoom in to see he was working an a black walnut. The black walnut trees grow wild along this fairway.
We were up my sons and I was able to take a picture of his Chocolate Lab. His name is Fudge.
As I drove across near the horse farm a small pony was feeding in the field. He was such a cute little bugger I couldn't help but capture him.
He even put on a little show for me.
What's with the 'W' on his back quarter? Does any one know. Do they mark them that way before they brand them?