Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Bald Eagle and a Bisque
bald eagle on top of a telephone pole. I wish I had a better telephoto lens on my camera. These are striking birds to see in person.
Gary and I were also surprised to see a ring-tailed cat on a separate trip. I tried to get a photo and at one point I was hopeful because the critter stopped and stood on his hind legs looking at us in curiosity. But when I got out of the car to take a photo, the little guy quickly ran into the woods. Now we're looking in the same area each time we return hoping to get a photo. When I came home I read ring-tailed cats are not native to this part of the United States. I reported the sighting to the Fish and Game and they're hoping I can get a photo. They said Florida is home to more exotic animals than any other state. Some are escaped pets and some smuggled or illegal imports.
gopher tortoise was briefly out of her den. It's been completely overcast every other day this past week which is unusual for here in Florida. The weather has been dry and mild and yesterday we could smell citrus trees blooming in the air. Have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.