Saturday, December 3, 2016

Wildlife

We left our driveway and saw something running.  It looked strange.  I am always on the lookout for stray dogs.  (A couple of weeks ago we returned Daisy to her owners…with a reminder to all the small children that their dog needed more attention! Daisy was walking down the center of the highway and was more than happy to go for a ride with us. ) Anyways this “something” looked like a dog…it ran like a dog.

My camera was in the case, and I had to change lenses and I had my gloves on and I knew my battery was low…how low was it?  I started snapping photos through the windshield.

Chance is watching.  Earlier in the morning when I walked him for his morning duty he pranced around like a pup and was very interested in something on the back road.  I thought it was strange… we came back to the house and got in the car and left.

Wolf in the field

As you can see it was NOT a dog.

Wolf

He almost posed for a photo.  He meandered along.

Eagle and Wolf

The Timber Wolf gave the Bald Eagle a wide berth and took off toward the woods.  The Bald Eagle had been feasting on a road killed deer, he got up and flew away but landed close enough for a photo.  

So that was our adventure on Friday. As you can see we still have some snow, a few days ago this field was bare….it has rained/snowed since then.

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21 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! Unbelievable pictures! I thought to myself, this looks like a wolf, not a coyote, and it is a wolf! Aren't wolves beautiful!

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  2. So interesting! Glad that the wolves have survived! Yes, it is beautiful. But worrisome for Chance.

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  3. Wow, that is a huge wolf. Beautiful and scary at the same time. And a cool shot of the Bald Eagle! :-)

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  4. I agree with DJan. The wolf is both scary and beautiful. I'm surprised by how much snow you have. I'm in Michigan and we'll be getting some soon.

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  5. WOLF! Beautiful and scary! Love your Eagle shot!

    Linda

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  6. You do live in a wild part of the country.

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  7. Great photos - at least it's a lone wolf and not in a pack - yet.

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  8. Now that's wildlife! :)
    It's exciting to catch great shots like that--wow!

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  9. And the wolf was probably feeding on the carcas too.

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  10. Growing up in the North Country, Timber wolves were part of the folklore. Beautiful, wary, mystical creatures, and you were fast enough to get those amazing pictures!

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  11. Amazing wildlife sighting! You must live on the edge of wilderness.

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  12. I wonder why he was out alone. He was on a journey to something or to see someone else. He may have smelled the deer but wasn't brave enough to go eat. That seems unusual to know there was a wolf in your area and yet we had a mountain lion in our area months ago. You have a great photographic proof of what you were seeing.

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  13. I always find it interesting that we catch sight of some bird or animal and in a matter of seconds it's gone. Being at the right place at the right time, that's what we hope for. Your wolf looks majestic, even from a distance.

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  14. Glad your battery held out! You caught him! No wonder Chance has been so lively.

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  15. We have eagles and coyotes here in the suburbs, and even black bears, but certainly NOT wolves. What a great sighting.

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  16. That's a big one. And how exciting that you got to see it. I always meant to go on a wolf howl at the Wolf Centef near Ely but didn't get there. Even better to see one so close. Tell Chance to be safe when he is out there.

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  17. Wonderful pictures. I would love to see both of those in my yard. Through the window of course, for that coyote.

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  18. Wow, how neat to see a timber wolf and get a photo of it. Awesome captures of both the wolf and the eagle.

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  19. Fascinating photos. I've seen a fox before at Nalley Valley but never a wolf.

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  20. So wonderful to see the wildlife that is still in some areas of the country. You are so lucky to live where you do. Great pics!

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