Tag Archives: foraging

TURKEYS AND DEER…OVER HERE!

Foraging in-between,

Highway and exit ramp seen…

Acorns and grass

Singly en mass,

Turkeys and deer in-between!

–J.E.C.

CHANGING BUNKS

CHANGING BUNKS

In warmer weather male skunks,

Try to trade for new bunks…

Sleeping alone

They fight for their own,

Not willing to build double bunks!

The female skunk is fine

For a number of them reclined…

In the same den–

It’s warmer then–

A fact to which males aren’t resigned.

How do we know this goes on,

Just take a whiff near the lawn…

Smells acrid

When the males bid

For better bed rooms in which to sleep on!

–Jonathan Caswell

HHEEEE’S BAAAAACK!

HHHEEEEE’S BAAAACK!!!!

 

I haven’t seen him for  a while,

But he’s come back with a smile…

Our ghostly white skunk

Unpacked his trunk,

Deciding that our grubs have style!

The camera just caught sight

Of a foraging skunk nearly white…

Recognizing that gait

I anticipate,

We’ll have to  walk carefully tonight.

I don’t see him in the flowers,

He’ll be on the lawn for hours…

Procuring his meal

With consummate zeal,

Confident in olfactory powers.

 

–Jonathan Caswell