These winter squash from the garden were on my windowsill when we left for a few days to attend a Thanksgiving celebration south of here.
When we returned, the winter squash were gone! I suspect the whitetail took them all. The chickens and rabbits enjoy squash and pumpkins, but they wouldn't jump up to the windowsill to get to it. Besides, they are locked up. They will be locked up in the yard run for at least a week. I saw what I believe to be a Fisher Cat (or possibly a Pine Marten) prowling around.
I have long suspected that one (or more) have been around the riverrim..I see their tracks in the snow. This is the first time I have gotten a photograph of one (not a clear photo, but one that I can use for reference. Any help with identification would be appreciated.
This eight point buck has been hanging around and he is beautiful. Early this morning I bid him fare-thee-well...and hope I will not be bidding him farewell! I have already been witness to a decapitated whitetail that was in the river just near the bridge. It appeared that someone had just tossed the carcass over the side of the bridge. I will spare you the photo.
Stay safe out there!