Saturday, October 25, 2008


A bird of prey sat outside the kitchen window this morning. I snapped this picture from inside the house.

Zoe weighs just under five pounds. Flirt, Dawn's dog who visits us frequently weighs in between 3 and 4 pounds.

Hawks and eagles have been known to carry off small dogs like ours.

This morning's discovery serves as a good reminder that we live on the edge of what is home to creatures like this.

Our resident coyotes howled up a storm last night. The pack would love to dig under the fence in search of small four legged creatures. We always check the fence for holes and breaks. It's been a while that we have felt that he had to safeguard our dogs against hawks or eagles by not letting them roam the backyard unattended.

Looks like it's that time again.

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DNA said...

You have to admit though that he/she is gorgeous. There certainly is nothing like mother nature.

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