Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wildlife in the Park

This year we have had a variety of wildlife in the park. Some were welcome, some were not.

There have been the usual geese and ducks. They are wonderful to watch - especially the young ones. They tend to leave their deposits on the path, but that washed off regularly in the rain this year. The foxes first made their unwelcome presence felt when the water fowl began to disappear one by one.
Then the familiar odor of skunk brought out the traps. Visitors don't seem to like the smell!
Weasels have been spotted but they are tolerated because they like the 'Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie(s)'.
Yes, the mice have invaded again. The old buildings have numerous entry points for the destructive little creatures. A trap line was set up and Orval has been checking it regularly. Thanks, Orval. Not my favorite job. :(
And now a beaver has decided that the trees that border the pond would make a good lodge. Sorry, Mr. Beaver, you have to move on to another place. 

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