The last one was getting a little long so I just continued it on a fresh blog...
Day 6 - Feb 14 / 2010
What a nice day for a walk. I pack my gear and a couple of carrots and hit the trails. I wanted to go back and see if my newest porcupine friend has survived the past few days. I strapped on my snowshoes and ventured into the brush. The only way that I would find this den is to follow my snowshoe tracks from the previous visit as it is very deep in. After about 1/2 an hour, I come across the den..... He is still alive! I was sure that I was going to be walking into a blood bath.
The above is 2 current pictures of my newest forest friend. He is still alive....for now.
After seeing my little buddy, I made a new path. Got wapped in the face a few times with some branches, split my lip open. I looked totally hardcore and bloody! Sweet. After 15 minutes or so I noticed some fur in the snow... not moving of course. Another fisher kill... Rabbit.
This is the destroyed rabbit I stumbled across, he was REALLY torn apart.
I followed the tracks leaving the scene of the crime. They lead me to a hollowed out tree with nesting material inside. I know where this fisher lives now. Ill check in next time I go to visit my spiky friend.
This is the tree that I'm almost positive a fisher lives in.
I started to head back now. All of a sudden I heard a loud noise. Scared me a bit as I am a tiny wimp :)
It was nothing more then a big white tail deer. They truly are beautiful animals.
Hard to see, but in the middle of the pictures, there is a large white tail deer. This one wanted to have nothing to do with me. Picture is much better large, check it out in my profile pics...
The last thing that I found was really interesting to me (but really, in the forest, what isn't) I actually found the full rack of a buck! I put it in my backpack and brought it home. I don't know why really, just thought it was really cool. Maybe I will use it as an arse scratcher!
The antlers I found! I actually just read up on antlers and why or how they fall off. Deer actually drop their antlers once a year. Larger deer in February/March and smaller deer later in the spring. Every year they grow back one "Point" bigger. Antlers are made of bone matter.
I am going to go out later tonight or tomorrow night (in the dark) to see if I can see or at least hear the fisher. I'm kinda nervous, being in the dark with this thing may be a stupid idea.
All for now, Jeff.......out.