Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Small Subterranean Mammals, AKA Big Trout Food

Out in the snow today I saw a little black creature skittering across the surface. My cat like instincts eventually had me holding a mole in my right hand. I gently lowered him into a bucket and went to get the camera.


If one of these tried to cross a slow pool with a big trout residing in it, particularly at night, I bet that it would not reach the other side.
 After I got the picture I was looking for, I let him continue with his dark underground life. 

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  1. Didn't know they swam! You're teaching an old dog lots of new tricks. Nice pictures.

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    1. Every once in a while a mole, vole, or mouse decides for some reason to cross a river. It happens often enough that mouse flies are the top pattern in some places, such as Kamchatka (in Russia) and for brook trout in Labrador. Up there they eat lemings too!

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  2. Great vole pix -- you must be lightning-quick to catch this little critter by hand!

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