Wildlife Sighting

This sighting starts back to about a month ago.  Just before Christmas (might even have been on Christmas morning), I saw something cross the Red River on the ice.

It appeared to be dog-like, but I didn’t really think it was a dog.  It was fairly dark out and this critter was quite a distance ahead of us.  I was thinking Coyote or Fox, but he quickly crossed the river and disappeared up the bank on the other side.  I did not have my camera with me as it was too dark to take pictures and he was too far away to successfully zoom on him anyway.

Fast forward to this afternoon when Chester and I were walking along the river as usual.  I thought about bringing the camera, but already had my shoes with spikes on and did not want to take them off to go get it.  I sure wish I had though.

We were just about to turn off our path and start heading for home when I saw a Coyote walking along the middle of the Red River.  He was trotting along without a care in the world and was actually closer to my side of the river than the other.  I had a beautiful view of him and could easily have taken a few dozen pictures. He was in a nice sunlight of late afternoon and looked to be in excellent condition.

I’m sure my jaw dropped to my knees, as I watched him until he was out of sight.  What an amazing sighting!  I was kicking myself all the way home that I hadn’t taken my camera!

Squirrel Sighting
Squirrel Sighting

Sorry – this is the only wildlife I was able to get a picture of today.  This squirrel was posing in between the tree trunks here until I pressed the button and he took off.  So – we’re missing his face and his tail – but it is a Grey Squirrel.  🙂  I have to have a wildlife picture of some kind here.

Two posts in one day???  What’s up with that?

4 thoughts on “Wildlife Sighting

  1. Nothing wrong with multiple posts in one day. Shame the coyote got away but the squirrel looks good anyway. Best way to shoot wildlife is with a camera not bullets, unless you want to eat it. I’m no vegetarian but I prefer to eat fowl anyway.

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    1. Thanks Dave. I know there is nothing wrong with multiple posts – it’s just that I have never posted twice in the same day. 🙂 I am still kicking myself for not having my camera with me for the coyote – the lighting was perfect for photos.


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