May 092010

I had a wonderful bike ride this morning… lots of surprises.  This is the first time I’ve ever seen this critter… turns out to be a round tailed ground squirrel… Carl figured it out.   I suspect I wouldn’t have noticed him if he hadn’t stopped on top of this gray manmade structure.

I couldn’t believe that he stayed put long enough for me to focus the camera and that the zoom on the camera let me capture the animal as clearly as it has.  Moreover, I didn’t have a tripod.  So, lucky me.

Right after he ran away I turned around and a coyote was running past me about 20 feet away.  Beautiful animal (especially running past and not at me).

At least there were no snakes today.

  5 Responses to “THEME: More Wildlife”

  1. Gosh that guy has BIG eyes! It’s a neat capture and I like the contrast of natural and manmade elements.

  2. You even caught a bit of catchlight in his eye! I think he liked having his picture taken, you can see it in his face.

  3. What a cutie! You have the most interesting bike rides!! Glad there were no snakes today! The eyes on that squirrel are razor sharp!

  4. Interesting little guy. Great find!!

  5. What a wonderful capture, I have never seen one of these either! What a great place you are in for wildlife….I am jealous!

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