Sunday, August 21, 2011

Some of Our Mammal Friends

   Jeff and I have many mammal friends that call our two habitats home. Since our home only sits on a half of an acre, other than chipmunks and squirrels, they don't actually live here but do pass through on their regular milk runs. At Dean, a property consisting of approximately a hundred acres, they actually are residents. We have squirrels, chipmunks, deer, raccoons, grey foxes, and groundhogs all making regular appearances on the property, day and night. We began putting out supplemental food (deer corn) during times of environmental stress like heavy prolonged snow cover or extreme drought, but suckers like we are, we now put out food regularly. We realize some folks may disagree with this practice. Anyway, we couldn't resist putting out our new mobile critter cam to see who and how many come by for a snack. The camera has been helpful in assisting us to document the species we have, the family groups, the time of day they come by, and how many babies they have.
   Here's an assortment of some of the best photos recently, as you can see, everybody seems to get along well:

 A buck, a doe, a groundhog and a squirrel walk into a bar...
(the thing that looks like a rock in the foreground is actually an all natural mineral lick)
Is the groundhog smiling?

Four bucks, a groundhog, and a squirrel
 "No elbows on the table!"

No comments:

Post a Comment