Hope you're having a wonderful weekend...
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Jaci, making the rounds on the Hill (which I haven't done in far too long) and hope you're staying healthy and having a great start to your New Year! I'm delighted to report that it's been snowing in the Columbia River Gorge...we've got about a foot with more coming down tonight. I have no idea how much I'll wake up to, but it's such a nice change! I've missed the winters of my childhood that had REAL snow in them! Of course, my enjoyment probably rests on the fact that the guys are safely home from work. I love snow, but driving in the stuff...or fretting about someone else who must...is not so much fun. Keep warm, my friend, and don't slip on any icy patches!!
Love and Hugs,Paula
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Brrr it's the deep freeze around here...Blessed Be....
Hope you are doing better, thinking of you . take care and keep warm. with love and hugs Moe
Red fox in Îles-de-Boucherville National Park, Canada Like many other wild animals, the fox has learned to survive alongside humans. In places where human development encroaches on the fox’s habitat, it’s not unusual to see foxes in decidedly non-woodland environs. This red fox, however, enjoys the natural life in Îles-de-Boucherville National Park, a park comprised of five islands in the St. Lawrence River just north of Montreal, Canada. Within the park, the foxes likely don’t need to scavenge for food left behind by the many people who visit. Even in winter, foxes are excellent hunters, using their incredible sense of hearing and smell to locate prey, even beneath the snow.
English: Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) range map: green = native, blue = introduced, orange = presence uncertain
The red fox is found across the entire Northern Hemisphere, feeding primarily on small rodents, which it hones in on with exceptional hearing. Unlike most other mammals, the red fox can hear low-frequency sounds very well, like the sound of an animal digging in the dirt or snow. Like a cat, it sneaks up on its prey, then pounces and chases the animal.
Scientists have recently discovered that the red fox also uses the Earth's magnetic field when hunting prey. The odds of a red fox catching a mouse buried beneath the snow rise to nearly 75 perfect if the predator is facing north. The fox uses the invisible magnetic field of the planet to triangulate and home in on its prey, buried in up to 3 feet of snow, from 18 feet away.
A fox is believed to be a very intelligent and clever animal. 37 species are referred to as foxes, but only 12 species actually belong to the Vulpes genus of ‘true foxes’. Every fox belongs to the canine family, and they are ranked as the smallest of all canines. However, they have some characteristics different from other canines.
First, the fox doesn’t bark like other canines. They also don’t live in packs as they prefer to be out there on their own. The fox is nocturnal which means they are primarily active at night. When you see one moving around during the day it is a sign that something is seriously amiss.
These animals feature a reddish and brownish coloring to them. They also have areas of white on the body. They are small canines with long noses and long, pointed ears. They have excellent hearing and smelling that allows them to avoid danger and to find sources of food.
A great deal of research has been conducted about the fox. That is why some of them have been successfully relocated to Australia. They are thriving in that environment just as predicted. They also do very well in captivity so that they can be further studied. The fox is a fascinating animal that we still have lots to learn about.
GOOD DAY, LOVE, HUGS, & BLESSINGS, Ms. Jaci, I hope YOU have a SPLENDID SUNDAY, a GREAT WEEKEND, and a FABULOUS NEW YEAR, my friend...
Thanks for your friendship and wonderful comments. I appreciate you my friend. God bless you richly. Have a wonderful NEW YEAR. hugs, Shirley
Happy New Year!
It has been in the 80's here in Florida. I guess we are skipping winter. Have a good weekend, and be safe.
GOOD MORNING, LOVE, HUGS, & BLESSINGS, Ms. Jaci, I hope YOU have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, & SPLENDID SUNDAY, and ENJOY YOUR DAY IMMENSELY, my friend...
Good morning. It looks like it is a snowy morning in Alberta. Great for a white Christmas, but terrible for travelling. Lot's of cars in the ditch on the main highway. I hope that you have a wonderful, safe Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you and your family...with love from my page to yours...
I love your Christmas. How nice that you haave so many snowmen I love them.I love your mice too. I have a set of mr and mrs mouse that i made many years ago and put out at Christmas. I put them on top of the wall clock where the cat can't get them. Hope you have the bestest of Christmases. Later, Luv, Alice xxx ♥ ♥ ♥