Wednesday, January 30, 2008

From the back yard

It's been COLD here (well below zero Fahrenheit) the last couple of days. The poor little juncos are searching for food in any bare spot they can find.

Yesterday morning I happened to see a tiny shrew running across the garage floor. It was hunched up into such a little ball that in the semi-darkness I at first thought it was a leaf or something the wind had blown in under the door, but when I went to pick it up and toss it out, it ran away. :-) So I had to check it out a little closer, thinking maybe it was a mouse, but it turned out to be a shrew. I let the poor little thing continue on its frigid way.

Isn't it amazing how such tiny little creatures can survive such cold temperatures?!

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