Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nighttime on the Ranch

When you see an orange-red moon like this, you just know something is going to show up during the night. 

Of course, the dogs kept wanting back outside 3-4 times after the usual "potty" time before going down for the night.  I'm never quite sure if there is something lurking in the dark outside the yard fence or if it is a ruse to get another treat.

We had this visitor the next night.  So, Mr. or Mrs. Fox may have been roaming around out of camera range the previous night.

I'm almost sure the cows spy on me to see where the camera is placed so they can get their picture taken.

Maggie looking for intruders.

One of the jack rabbits that have taken up residence near the house.

Ooops.  What is this?  It's me mowing outside the yard fence. 

This just might be the day I go to the back of the property to place the camera.  :D  I know, I know that I keep promising to do it.  It is kind of a pain to do because we have to drive to the back since there is a very steep hill covered in loose rocks.  You risk a broken bone or two if you slip and slide.  Driving is the safest way to go down and back up.  In addition to taking the camera,  you need a branch lopper, gloves, and a small branch saw to clear brush before attaching the camera to a tree or fence post.  We also take a small caliber gun for rattlers, coyotes or whatever because the area is undisturbed for months at a time.

I use to walk Luc back there a lot until the walking/driving path became too treacherous with the loose rocks, but I've always felt uncomfortable since my nephew told me of coming across a half-eaten deer carcass a few years back.  He made a fast retreat up to the house.  :D  In other words, you never know what you might come across:  nothing or something you'd rather not meet up with. 

Until next time, God bless.


The Japanese Redneck said...

Good pictures. That's a pretty cow.

Star, my black and white was being called Holy Cow when we bought him!

Donna said...

Hahaha, pretty good muscle tone in that leg of yours! Love all the pics, including the jackrabbit.

AL said...

Wow a spy camera at night, I would like to have that too! Umm wonder what would the camera capture, looters LOL hope not.

I simply love the moon picture!

Crafty Sue said...

I'm a city girl and unfortunately never get to see any foxes or cows around where I live. The only wild animal I ever saw in our backyard was a hare...LOL!


EG Wow said...

Nice nighttime captures, Lynn! I would think the dogs would LOVE to be out there. :)

SquirrelQueen said...

That is so cool that you got a fox and a jackrabbit. One the left side of the fox photo I see a small light, could that be an eye? Maybe I'm just expecting to see eyes everywhere, LOL!

Be careful if you go to the back of the property. No telling what kind of critters you might get photos of back there.