A Giant Eagle Killed Our Local Prairie Dog

We loved our local Prairie Dog, he was our neighbor, and we would often leave veggies outside his burrow. He was the Puxatony Phil of our little community. Maybe we fattened him up too much, maybe he got lazy, because today he got killed by an Eagle. We will be sad to see him go. This Eagle took him and was in the process of eating him while a magpie tried to get in on the meal:

Unfortunately the birds flew off before I could get any closer. Only these two pictures (cropped at maximum zoom) came out. Continue reading A Giant Eagle Killed Our Local Prairie Dog

Death on the perimeter: to catch a predator

The dangers that lurk in Frontier have struck too close to home.  Yesterday I discovered a partially devoured deer carcase not much more than 300 feet outside of my front door.

 

 

At my home there are no fences to protect us from the frontier.   Continue reading Death on the perimeter: to catch a predator