Fox Incognito

This red fox was hiding close to a chipmunk burrow waiting for his chance.  Camouflaged in the terrain, it wasn’t long before the chipmunk with it’s terrible vision unknowingly darted within striking distance of the fox.  Using the great force of his hind legs the fox leaped, landing on top of his targeted prey.

Thank goodness I did not witness that! I do know this. We had chipmunks around here before this guy showed up. Now we have this guy, no chipmunks (mice either, which is a good thing).

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How beautiful is this wild creature? He’ll live for 2 to 3 years. He eats about 2 pounds a day.  A chipmunk weighs a third of a pound. That means he’ll eat about the equivalent of six chipmunks a day.  In addition to chipmunks and mice they also eat birds, worms, berries, eggs and any scavenged food they can find.

 

Awe and Wonder

Canoe your way through the Rockies. Emerald Lake YoHo National Park. Rocky Mountains. British Columbia Canada.

Did you know? As the snow melts from the surrounding mountains, the watershed cascades over cliffs collecting powered limestone along the way, colouring the waters of the lake into a vivid turquoise colour. 

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Behind the lens. Photographing Emerald Lake.