Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Nature, Red in Tooth. . . .

Roxie loves to chase squirrels. Today, much to her surprise and mine, she caught and killed one. (That leaves us with only about 999 squirrels in the backyard.) This chubby squirrel was unable to do its usual acrobatics, thanks to the deep snow. Roxie didn't know what to do next and was easily called away. Later, a doe tiptoed up and gave the corpse a delicate sniff. Then she backed away and went to forage among the fallen birdfeeders.

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