Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fog, Weasel Antics, Skunk foraging and Point Reyes Elk

A cold and foggy Sunday morning, but we headed for Point Reyes, knowing the elk would be forming harems. About 50 feet before we reached the Pierce Point Ranch parking lot, Susan spotted a skunk about 15 feet from the road, out foraging. We backed up to get a photo, and saw another skunk about 25 feet from the first one. Both were ignoring us, just walking around digging here and there.

After a few shots, we park and start down the trail. A few others are braving the fog. A lot of elk are way off the trail, down towards the ocean on the right.

The real surprise comes as we continue on towards the pond, where lots of elk usually hang out. Susan spots a movement almost at my feet, just off the trail. A little weasel is popping in and out of a burrow, and boldly just standing and checking us out. You can't really appreciate him until you checkout this movie Susan made, and posted on YouTube:

1 comment:

  1. Called to see you via Solitary Walker. Hi! I love your photos - you have such exciting wildlife over there. Can't do too much walking these days so need to get my kicks from reading about other people's walks.