Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Two Owls, a Cross Fisher, and a Lazy Fox
On Feb 17, I was lucky to see and photograph a running fisher. I saw him running (loping) across the woods as I parked to go into Heath Hen Meadow conservation land on Boxboro Rd in Stow before 8 AM. As the fisher came up to the snow bank, he looked both ways before crossing! I got four frames and photoshopped them together. The BFI dumpster has been included for scale. Male, female?
Finally, I found a body print of what I presume to be a sitting fox. This was near the eastern edge of Marble Hill/Stow off Taylor Rd. His trail had a narrow, direct-register line, then broke to a 2-2 rear foot-leading pattern. Body print and gait included.