Monday, August 20, 2012

What a Cutie

After our nice long day off yesterday going over to Mount Evans, we just chilled out today.  Tomorrow, it's back to work.

We were playing cards at the dining table when Wallace happened to see this little cutie scampering across the yard.  He was hunting for ground squirrels.  I quickly grabbed the camera and ran outside.

He was very approachable.  He was so intent on catching his lunch, he wasn't even bothered by me.  He went away empty handed while we were watching.  My camera was ready and aimed at the hole, but each time, nothing!!!  I felt so sorry for him, and for me for not getting a really good shot of predator with prey.  We watched for quite some time.

I have stalled long enough...wanting to enlarge it without covering up some of the info on the right of the here he is.

Long-tailed Weasel

You can see why it is named long-tailed!!!  What a delight.  Oh yes, these critters turn white in the winter this far north.  We saw our first one in south Texas at Santa Ana NWR with a rat in its mouth.  Yes, it is wonderful living on a refuge!!!

Until next time...


  1. Great shots... and yes... he's a real cutie! I agree with you about Refuge life... it's wonderful!

  2. Awesome! Yes, we do live a wonderful life!

  3. It's not fair, we didn't see that at Santa Ana!