"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
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"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Muskrat Pond, Installment Four

While observing the pond yesterday I had an unexpected photo opportunity.  A mink suddenly appeared and began taking dry leaves to its' den...


It made several trips from the den to some nearby bushes...


When it left, heading in the opposite direction, I was afraid the moment for photos had passed.  You can imagine my surprise when it returned carrying a young rabbit...


This was repeated four more times, until the mink had brought five young rabbits to the den...


 

I can only think that the carnage ended when the mink had caught all of the rabbits in the brood.  Perhaps she has a family of her own to feed...


Thanks for letting me share this "once in a lifetime" photo opportunity with you.  Stay well, and stop back soon.

 




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