Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Deer Saga, continued...

Yesterday we looked out around noon and there was a red fox working on the dead deer...

This photo was taken from the window of the program room in the Pardoe building, so it is a bit fuzzy with the zoom lens. Cathy stepped outside and watched the fox leave the deer and come up onto the snowbank at the edge of the parking lot, quite close to her, and then head off north towards the driveway. Interestingly, it was about the same time of day that Terri had first seen the fox heading toward the deer the day before.

We also had a Fish & Game officer come out to look at the deer to determine if it had been shot, but he, too, thinks it was hit by a car. He and Bruce dragged the deer to the woods where we can easily see any action from the big window of the program room. We set up the motion detector camera again and are hoping for some good pictures to share in the near future.

Just a reminder - we will be holding a guided tracking program this Saturday, January 17 from 1:00-3:00pm. Cost is $10 for Audubon members and $12 for non-members.

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