Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Urban Wildlife

Around here we have squirrels, mice, rats, chipmunks, opossums, raccoons, the occasional adventurous whitetail (and so presumably ditto for coyotes), rabbits, and lazy semiferal cats who are apparently too well-fed by the locals to predate heavily on the smaller fauna.

Here's Peter Cottontail in the neighbor's front lawn yesterday afternoon. Fortunately I had the 18-200mm on the Nikon D2X, because the bunnies survive around here by being super skittish and bolting at even a hard glance. The only critters more shy than them are the chipmunks, whose presence is usually deduced by something small, brown, and stripey streaking for cover out of the corner of one's eye.

The same lens and camera were used to photograph one of the gargantuan local red squirrels in the front lawn the other day. They're obviously far less skittish than Br'er Rabbit.

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