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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Not Everyone Is Staying In Where It's Warm


It's cold out there and this little guy is all hunched up trying to grab a bite to eat.  He has a friend keeping him company but he moves so fast I can't begin to catch him on camera.  I think it is a ground squirrel of some description...just a bit bigger than a chipmunk and wearing his fluffy winter overcoat,  He's zipping around the back yard having himself a blast in the snow.  As I stood in the window watching, another bunny came flying past and the two took off in a flurry of snow.  Maybe they went to look for their tiny little friend.

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  1. I hope they find somewhere out of the weather. And as I melt, am envying those snowy scenes (but not the furry winter coats).

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    1. Yes, the fur coat looks pretty lush doesn't it?

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  2. I hope his safe and warm burrow isn't too far away. I shivered as I looked at him.

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    1. It lives under our tool shed so .. only a few steps, er, hops.

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  3. I don't know how the animals do it, but I assume they find a way to get warm. The alternative makes me very sad, so I try to think the best. That is one chubby little bunny. The wild rabbits I've seen here (in mid-summer) are slim and svelte. I imagine this guy or gal is still fat from eating all fall in anticipation of winter. Kinda like me.

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    1. thee is still lots to eat close under the cedar trees and of course our delectable pussy willows offer nourishment as well

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  4. When I see the animals outside in the freezing weather, I feel so bad. We have some that come up to our deck and stare in our window. I have shelters for them but most of the time they stay together in the woods.

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    1. They have survival methods honed over many many years.

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  5. I think he is more worried about hawks or foxes than the cold...a bunny's life is a very difficult life.

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    1. No foxes in our backyard and the cedars gave him lots of protection from danger above. Bunnies in our backyard have it easy compared to their relatives in open fields.

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  6. Is that a bunny or am I just splitting hares. They do somehow seem to keep warm. Penny likes to pretend she's a snow plough.

    Gary

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    1. This little guy had quite the fur coat. Say, could I hire Penny to clear our driveway?

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  7. Nature always amazes me, especially how animals are built to withstand the elements.

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  8. Always lovely to see

    All the best Jan

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