I’m also linkin’ up with Ruskus the Eskie in Thoughtless Thursday.
First, going back to last weeks Barks and Bytes…
“you could swim in my big pond, there are no snakies or gators. Are the gators and the snakes there for the whole summer? Mom misread the brown thrasher, she read "trasher" and asked my dad what kind of bird it is... oh boy...ne we call her "the blonde trasher" for buying useless things :o)”
The gators and snakes are here all year. However, during the winter months when the water is cool, gators are not very active. We do occasionally see one laying in the sun on a warm day.
Snakes aren’t very active until the air temperatures are above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. In the spring, when temperatures are cooler in the early morning, we don’t worry about the active snakes.
This week the temperatures when we go out about dawn are in the upper 70’s Fahrenheit.
About Sepia Saturday’s photos
“Very cool shadow picture. I see a wood duck house in the second picture, do you ever get a hen to lay eggs and see the chicks. We have a couple houses and see a male sitting on top. When we clean the house out in the spring there are unhatched eggs in it so don't know if any made it.”
The pair below have been around for several years. They do nest, but I’ve never seen the young. Since we are in a wildlife preserve a man comes by boat in the winter and cares for the boxes.
Then we come to Sunday’s black and white shadow image…
“Is your shadow on a diet too, Hawk? if not, then why is it so skinny? Happy B&W Sunday.
“Are you wasting away to a shadow? Your humans better up your food!”
“Did you lose some weight, Hawk? You sure look happy about it!
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets”
My how slim you look Hawk! Cute smile. Your shadow cannot capture that, can it? :)
Those Terriers are really smart! don’t y’all think? And you’re right, shadows don’t smile, especially the one in the photo which seems to be beheaded.
But this suggestion I found smartest of all…
“It is a perfect weight loss solution! Just have everyone look at the shadow and everyone will find you way too thin and feed you treats.”
On Mischief Monday’s post I do have one serious comment I’d like to discuss …
“Ever heard of the rabbit cycle? And tell your friends to watch out for tularemia.”
Tularemia can wipe out entire rabbit or rodent populations. The humans get it from that nasty brown dog tick. The decease is also carried by wood ticks and lone star ticks. It can also be transmitted by the evil deer fly which has a much worse bite than a horse fly. There are also other ways the decease is transmitted, but I’ll let you check it out for yourself!
Y’all hurry back now!