Just Another Day at the Ranch

Took the family to the ranch today. Cold and Windy. Not the kind of day that you want when looking for critters.

My grandson is wild about anything that’s alive. Everything is new and exciting. As he and his father wandered up the creek from where we parked, I began a slow walk up another draw. A ground squirrel appeared and if there had been anything else around to watch, I probably would have paid it no attention. But, I did look and it appeared that there was something in its mouth, so I raised my field glasses and looked.

This is what I saw.

ground squirrel mother DSC_0998[1]

Very compelling and one of the best subjects I’ve ever seen.

2 thoughts on “Just Another Day at the Ranch

    • I am nearly certain that it was moving the newborn from one squirrel hole to another. The mother squirrel passed by a few minutes later moving in the opposite direction without the baby. While the mother carried the baby, I could tell that it was alive – moving its legs while she carried it.

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