Friday, August 24, 2007

Pick a side

Plenty of mammals out last night in Kenney Park.

First, an eastern cottontail rabbit.


When I made it down to the river, I saw about six deer lapping up the floodwaters. The water has gotten so high that is has overtopped the banks, filling up small depressions in the woods. The carp seem to be hiding out in these pools, and the deer like to drink from them.

Here is a doe with twins. I was surprised to see that the fawns are still very spotted this late in the season. Another observation: They ate the leaves of amur honeysuckle without hesitation. Anyways, Megan and I see deer crossing the river frequently. Last night, and for the next few days, they are stuck on one bank or the other.




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