Yesterday's evening walk was a bit crazed because the dogs were so hyped about all the wildlife activity. Within 50 yards of the house, we found the remains of a Flicker, a beautiful woodpecker, who I suspect was killed and eaten by a raptor. In another quarter mile, we spotted a pack of coyotes huddled in an aspen grove in the middle of our meadow.
As you might guess, I decided that the dogs would remain leashed or under very tight control for the hike. I unhitched K briefly for a photo with the moon rising behind her.
This morning, I decided to make an attempt at riding my snowbike on our trails. It was moderately successful. K and I found about 1.5 miles of trail that we'd packed down with snowshoes to be passable.
The wind howled like a jet engine off the Continental Divide, whipping K's ears and the pogies on my handlebars with each gust. K didn't like the flapping of my pogies and gave my bike the evil eye.
One of them stopped in his tracks, dug into the snow, and then stuck his head underground. Sorry about the lack of zoom - I had only my tiny point-and-shoot camera with me.
While making the video of the elk jumping the fence the other day, I discovered that the new version of iMovie that came with my upgraded computer is much easier to use than the old version. So, I made videos from a couple of the rapidfire series of still photos that I've captured of mountain lions in the past couple of months. For today, here's the most recent mountain lion photo series in the form of a very short video. You can also watch it here if you have trouble with the embedded video. I hope that you enjoy it.