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 blog...so here he is.
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...