Animals

Barred Owl Release

September 23, 2018
Owl Release at Arterra Wines in Delaplane, Virginia on 9/21/2018.

Last Friday, we got to see a barred owl released at Arterra Wines and Hawkmoth Arts. When the owl was very young, it apparently fell out if its nest and was found injured on the ground. The owl was rehabilitated and released by Dr. Belinda Burwell of Wildlife Veterinary Care which cares for sick and…

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Young Black Bear in Backyard

June 27, 2018
Young Black Bear in the Backyard

This evening, we spotted this young black bear in the backyard. It appeared to have mange. Pictures below:

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Momma and Cub

June 9, 2018
Close-up of the Black Bear Cub

One reason to keep your speed in check on Skyline Drive is you otherwise might miss seeing wildlife from the road. Yesterday we spotted this Momma Bear and her cub:

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First Snake of the Year

May 3, 2018
Snake in the Road

This black rat snake was the first snake I saw this year. It was lying in the road yesterday.

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Mountain Lions in Virginia Reports (June 2017-April 2018)

May 2, 2018
Scene in Markham, Virginia

Here are the mountain lion sighting reports I have received during the last 10 months: Reports E. Huff writes on 7/5/2017: Today is July 5th 2017.One week ago a customer in McLean VA reported a cat larger than a German Shepherd.Mr Jacobs stated that it was in his back yard at night and a bad…

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Fox in the Yard

April 12, 2018
Fox in the Backyard

I’ve seen this fox a few times lately in our yard. A couple times I even saw it chasing a squirrel, but both times the squirrel got away. I think it’s a red fox despite the darker coloration on its back.

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