Filled the final archery tag

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I went hunting this evening. I didn’t see anything until about 4:45, when I heard the leaves been churned up to my left. I have the left window on my blind zipped up, because that window points up in the woods where the deer can see me if I move. I have the blind right on a well-used game trail, and I knew it would be just a matter of time before the deer thrashing around in the brush to my left trotted out in front of me.

A little doe soon trotted out, and she was followed by a six-point buck.  He availed himself to me, and I took the shot. I aimed for the heart, but I he must have moved just as I pulled the trigger on the crossbow.But the rage broadhead still went through his heart. He ran less than a hundred feet before he dropped.

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As my dad and I dragged him out of the brush, we came across a big ten-point that was tracking the doe that the six point had been tending. While dad went to get the tractor, the big buck came back and circled me. I snort-wheezed at him, and he stopped and tried to wind me for a few minutes. He then marched into the nearest thicket and began rubbing his antlers against the trees. I had taken out a little weenie that he’d have to beat up tonight.

I can’t go deer hunting again until Thanksgiving week, when the rifle season comes in.

So the big one is safe.

But this is still a nice little buck.

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Natural History

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Minimalism

I’m part of a group on flickr that gets a challenge every 2 weeks… This time around the challenge is minimalism.  So off Coulee, Marlin and I went to the university where there is a pretty cool sculpture thing I thought we could use.  It is nothing like what I normally shoot, but I quite like it!

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Fido’s Freebie Friday Makes a Fast Run to New York City!

Our PawZaar Rescue Tote made a stop in Rockefeller Center this week! This has been a whirlwind of a week! On Monday, I flew to New York to take part in the Better with Pets Summit; my trip was…



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DogTipper

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Benched

Lacey was being adorable yesterday on a bench.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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The Velvet Claw on Youtube

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If you probably couldn’t tell from reading this blog, carnivoran evolution and natural history is one of my passions.

Where did all of this get started? I’d say sometime in the mid-90s. I used to watch A&E’s old Wildlife Mysteries series on Thursday nights. These were mostly very high quality wildlife documentaries and a lot of them were BBC productions.

Some of these films were shown in a series called “Carnivores.” It was about the evolution of the order Carnivora, minus the pinnipeds. And I loved it.

The series was based upon the work of David MacDonald, a carnivoran specialist and conservation biologist at Oxford.

In the UK, it was shown as “The Velvet Claw,” which is one reason I’ve had a few problems finding even clips of it online.

And for a long time, all that we could see are short clips, but now, well, it’s been uploaded in full.  Here is the entire series on Youtube.

I don’t know how long it’s going to be up, so you’d better watch it soon.


Natural History

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Serval selfie


Natural History

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Raffi, the Biewer Yorkshire terrier

This is a black and white Yorkie.  Known is a ‘Biewer’ terrier – or Biewer Yorkshire terrier – ie a Yorkie that is black and white and brown.  The breed originated in Germany.

I met tiny 14 month old Raffi yesterday on Larvotto Beach in Monaco, where she lives.  Isn’t she adorable!

RIVIERA DOGS

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Trick or Treat with Brody One Ear!

A special day calls for a special ear. And a poem, of course.

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Trick or treat!

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I lick feet.

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Give me something that has meat!

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If you don’t, just beware-

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I’ll eat up your underwear!

 

Have a great day and be safe all! I get to go see Danny Elfman perform the Nightmare Before Christmas tonight at the Hollywood Bowl so I’ve got Jack Skellington on the mind 😀

Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

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Why did this dog fly first class on American Airlines?

The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

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Sassy Pants

Yesterday I set out to try and get pictures of Lacey being sassy.  It isn’t as easy as it sounds.  I have to be 100% engaged with her or it instantly stops – which means I’m shooting with the camera held down near my knees while I’m flailing a big blue ball around with the other hand. I’m also having to keep Coulee entertained at the same time or she turns into a barking, jealous fiend.

But I occasionally fluked out. I wasn’t quite able to capture her cute little run though.. so I’ll have to try again.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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