Friday, February 13, 2009
We had to drive up to the new house today to make sure the manufacturer tags were still on both sections per federal law. (Who knew?). As we turned off the pavement, there were a couple of trucks parked on the shoulder looking up at the mountains behind the house. We stopped and asked what they were looking at. Ibex was the reply. They're reguler visitors I guess, so now we have to add a spotting scope to the budget.
As we turned into the driveway, much to our surprise, we jumped the young jackrabbit pictured above. As it turned out, he was a valuable test subject for the fencing around the yard. I chased him, slowly, with the camera as he pretty much tested the entirety of the perimeter fence, finding no way out, until he worked his way back to the open gate. If he couldn't find a hole, neither will the dogs!
The vacant lot next door is home to a covey of Gambel's Quail. Wildlife is abundant. Can't wait for our first rattler of the Spring. Yes I can.
He looks a lot like the Mimbres pottery rabbit, doesn't he?