Monday, January 15, 2007

So does this guy look cool or what? Living on a busy road in the country can be exciting.... living on a quiet road is even better!! Especially when your neighbour shows up at your door and as you answer the door you look out on the pond to see Mr Brush Wolf --- poking around in the footprints you made yesterday while walking around your backyard!! With two of the best behaved big dogs being hustled in the door to keep from spooking the visitor we were able to grab the binoculars and take a few minutes to enjoy the creature before he disappeared deeper into the back yard!

This does confirm our suspcisions that something other than rabbits and partridge live on our property. We have also seen some paw prints that make this fellows three by four finger tracks look rather small.
Unfortunately, my camera would not zoom in enough ... but the likeness displayed represents quite well the image of our visitor in broad daylight.

Red wolves are intermediate in size between gray wolves and coyotes. Typical red wolves weigh 45 to 65 pounds (20.4 to 29.5 kg). Total length ranges from about 4.4 to 5.4 feet (1.3 to 1.6 m) (Paradiso and Nowak 1972).

Well that's all for now.... this was our nature lesson for today!!

Hope we can capture some of these moments for Sam, Ben and the rest of the family!!