Snoozy in the sunshine

24 01 2019

Piedra and Kestrel

Piedra and Kestrel relax in sunshine and snow on a cold day in Spring Creek Basin. The light reflecting off the snow made it very comfortable for a snooze, despite the air temperature.

NOT comfortable was hearing the baying of hounds to the north. Around here, hunters find the tracks of mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes in the snow, then send dogs after them. I don’t believe the dogs were in the basin, but the baying sent at least one band trotting away, and at the same time, a group of at least 50 elk went streaming south out of the trees on the north hills, running from human-induced pressure during a season when they should be conserving energy, not wasting it. … Imagine the animals that cannot escape that pressure.



2 responses

24 01 2019
Karen Schmiede

Love their fuzzy coats!

24 01 2019
Sue Story

Disregard for all the wonderful creatures around us never ceases does it, TJ. But at least your beautiful photo of dozing mustangs conveys a sense of serenity and peace.

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