I woke up early this morning, around five or six and found there were five deer in the yard. One full grown doe and four babies of various size. The lighting was really bad and I had to take the picture through my window so they didn't come out well. Gemma saw them and I actually kept her from barking and she jut watched while I took the pictures, then Bosco noticed and barked and they ran away. :P
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
"The pine marten is mainly nocturnal, hunting through the night and especially at dusk. It is one of the few predators agile enough to catch a squirrel. Pine Martens always land on their feet, just like cats. Martens are rarely seen in daylight; they sleep in dens hidden in a crevice among rocks or in hollows under tree roots. "
"Pine martens are active throughout the winter. Those that normally live high in the hills move to lower ground during the colder months. The soles of their feet are covered in thick fur which probably helps them to move across snow-covered ground.Pine martens breed only once a year, mating in July or August; the female's pregnancy does not begin until January. This is called 'delayed implantation' and occurs in other mammals too, including the badger. A litter of about 3 babies is born in late March or April, often in a nest previously lived in by a crow, magpie or squirrel. At birth, the young are blind and are covered in a thin coat of yellowish-white hair which changes to grey and then to brown as they mature. The babies spend at least six weeks in the den before they venture out and the family stays together until they are six months old."
I love them, they're so cute!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Two young bucks visited our yard today, I think they're brothers. ;) the dogs didn't notice for at least ten minutes after we did ( Vinny and I) Vinny saw them practice fighting! ( I think) too bad I didn't get any pictures of that. When Bosco did notice, he started barking at them through the window and it didn't faze them one bit! The deer up here are too used to people, and apparently dogs as well.
Actually the one looks considerably smaller than the other, could it be a father and son? I must go research white-tailed deer.
Aren't they handsome?