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A Fox for All Seasons

A determined fox continues to hunt, despite the nasty weather.

John Blumenkamp Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Entitled A Fox for All Seasons, this photograph was taken on a freezing February afternoon in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Photographer John Blumenkamp watched the fox for hours, weathering the wind and sudden drops in temperature to take this stark image of a winter survivor.

Stay warm, everyone. Happy Friday. 🙂

Wasps

Frank Deschandol / Wildlife Photographer of the Year

This amazing photo was taken in France and shows two different types of wasp: the red-banded sand wasp (left) and the cuckoo wasp (right). The photographer was trying to capture the cuckoo wasp but got a bonus with both of them.

I’m not a fan of wasps, but this photo is beautiful and the work it took to get it pretty amazing.

Happy Wednesday. 🙂

Moose Nibbles?

As a mostly northern country, we sometimes face interesting considerations.

The moose like the road salt splashed onto the cars, says a national parks spokesman.
File photo.

Officials in Jasper National Park, Alberta, are warning motorists not to let moose lick the salt from their vehicles.

And they are extremely attracted to salt, especially the kind that may be all over your vehicle in the winter.

Parks Canada file photo.

As you may imagine, an 820 kilo (1800 lb.) moose coming near your car might not be a good thing. It’s dangerous for them and you; moose can be aggressive and will charge if they feel threatened. And, as an added incentive, there’s a $25,000.00 fine for non-compliance.

Another reason for the problem is that the wolf population (the main moose predator) has been declining, and now there are more moose than usual.

The advice? Drive away carefully when you see moose approaching your vehicle.

If you’re interested, here’s the article.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/37736/now-canada-has-road-signs-telling-people-not-to-let-moose-lick-their-cars

Have a good week and remember, keep the neighbourhood moose away from the nibbles. 😉