12 August, 2018 Civic duty/ dumpster diver/ quick and dirty
When we get to the river, Mackey and Turner jump out of the car, and Mackey poops on the ground – first thing – before we’re a leash length away from the car. I perform my civic duty and throw it in the dumpster. Tuesday we were down there with our friends Andrew and Drew and their dog Kosar, and I went to throw the bag in the dumpster at Pony Pasture at 2:00 PM and that face was looking up at me. It didn’t look concerned, but we didn’t think it could get out. So we put a stick in there for it to climb up. We also let the park management know. When returned from our hike a couple of hours later, the grass was cut and the raccoon was gone.
There’s going to be a swimming water snake picture further down – snake-o-phobes, be forewarned.
And this is a quick and dirty post – more quick than dirty – because I’m late. I got red-tails yesterday and Monday, both near here, no great pictures, but I’ll post one.
This was the moon at 5:45 on the morning we saw the raccoon. It was a “waning crescent” moon, four days before it vanishes completely and becomes a new moon:
Here’s a deer on the same day – not a brilliant shot – but we had a lot of dogs, including a new one (Kosar):
I also saw a Luna moth this week – although on Friday – at Starbucks. This one was alive, but not for much longer I’m afraid:
A picture of Dash from today in his jungle lair:
Almost left out a Red-tail from this week. This is Monday afternoon at 2:40 near Freeman HS:
Also I nearly left out the snake picture. It’s not great quality but it’s cool to see an actual Northern Water Snake swimming. Drew pointed it out or I would have missed it completely. Thanks Drew!:
Almost forgot – I got a very small toad today at the river. I regret not adding anything for scale but it was moving quick. It was about half an inch long, possibly less:
Maybe more next week – I never know – have a great week! All best,