Photo of the Week- "King of the Hill"

February 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

King of the HillKing of the HillSubject- Red Fox

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The weather has been all over the place this week so I haven't shot anything new, but that gives me a chance to share another fox photo from a few weeks ago for the photo of the week.  For the first time this winter, temperatures climbed above freezing and we experienced rain rather than snow.  The snowpack dropped considerably.  At first that might sound like good news for the wildlife but the truth is, with 6 to 8 weeks of winter left, below freezing temperatures will now freeze the snowpack into ice which makes it much more difficult for animals to dig down to the forage below, or in the case of coyotes and foxes, they can't dive down after rodents.  The snowpack also holds moisture that helps keep plants green well into summer.  Fortunately, the temperatures remained cold and snow fell over 7,500 feet though the warm, moist snow that did fall creates huge avalanche dangers.


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