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Archive for June, 2008

You Little Stinker

Posted: Sunday, June 15th, 2008 @ 11:15 am in Mammals | Comments Off on You Little Stinker

Not long ago we were out for a walk and we smelled a skunk — a very ripe, very dead skunk. When we finally located the source of the odor it proved to be a dried out, thoroughly dismembered carcass that had obviously been lying beside the road for months. Unseasonably warm weather had activated […]

Stalking The Bighorn

Posted: Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 @ 3:05 pm in Mammals | Comments Off on Stalking The Bighorn

With vision so sharp it equals that of a man with binoculars, a bighorn ram gazed down the mountain. In the open vistas favored by this species, keen eyesight far overshadows the need for acute hearing or sense of smell, so we were certain the animal eyed us long before we spotted him. Even so, […]

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