For those of you who sent photos but haven’t seen them yet, don’t worry; I’ve saved everything, and am back in Chicago where the pictures reside. Today, however, we’ll have photos by two of our regulars.
First, Stephen Barnard of Idaho, who rarely sends mammals besides moose and his border collie Deets:
There was a family of River Otters (Lontra canadensis) in one of my ponds this morning. [JAC: yesterday]
And his resident pair of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Desi and Lucy (if you don’t know what their proper names mean, look them up). The eagles have apparently produced eaglets, but we haven’t seen them yet.
Lucy was calling to Desi to bring a fish for the babies, but he returned empty handed.
And Diana MacPherson, for reasons beyond my ken, sent a chipmunk butt:
This chipmunk was sitting like this for hours. Bum of Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus):