Sunday was absolutely one of the prettiest days we’ve had here in quite some time. I have to admit that I was thrilled to head out and take pictures of the snow and the blue skies and I even planned a ride in on the faithful Gump. The day was just perfect- the weather was beautiful, I didn’t have to wear 85 layers and the sun was shining. I thought it couldn’t possibly get any better and then…it did.
You see, there are several animals that have evaded me through the years- and I managed to capture one of them the other day. It gives me hope that if I’m simply patient enough opportunities to photograph a bald eagle, golden eagle, coyote, and deer may present themselves. I managed to catch an awesome rattlesnake this summer, and when I saw the chance to capture this little guy I nearly died.
I had finished riding Gump, and headed back to the house, with two dogs, hot on my heels. They didn’t come right to the front door, however, and ran out beside the hen house, which lead me to freak out and go running through the snow to see what was going on. Low and behold I found a furry, punk-rocker- the second largest rodent in the state! I cannot tell y’all how fast I ran to the car to grab the camera! I am lucky that I had just been out taking photos on my ride and that it was handy. I flew through snow drifts like they were non-existent (cursing them all the way!) and wishing I was in better shape.
This is such a cute critter. I want to hug it, but that would not be a good idea!
Pretty sure he was telling me to get away from him- but then I don’t know because they don’t have the best eye-sight.
See- he shook at me!
I am so excited to have actually captured one of these on “film” so to speak. Lucky doesn’t begin to describe it! I hope you enjoyed seeing the photos and if you want to learn more about these cute rodents go here.
What’s the coolest animal you’ve ever seen up close and personal?
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