Friday, February 11, 2011

February Scrambled Ramble

Find a caption for each of the photos below by sorting out the smashed-together words at the end.  All photos are plants and animals currently strutting their stuff in February on the Dipper Ranch.  Click on a photo for a larger view.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Predator in the Middle - What Happened

If you saw this on a drive down a quiet country road, what would you think?

Press "Post a Comment" below to share your thoughts.

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A few days ago, I invited readers to share their thoughts about the above photo. Responses here and ones I otherwise received speculated this situation was the result of humans persecuting animals, a giant shrike or other predator taking advantage of a barbed wire fence, even witchcraft (see comment section below).  Let me share the specific facts as I heard them, biological facts as I've learned them, and unmask this story of predators.

That is a bobcat carcass hanging on a barbed wire fence.  I did not stage that photo.  It is exactly how I found it.