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Striped Skunk Family

I was tickled to be able to witness this momma Striped Skunk (sp. Mephitis mephitis) as she led her five cute little kits on an adventure. Most likely born sometime in May or perhaps the end of April, having opened their eyes for the first time when they were three weeks old, these kits have been learning life’s lessons and the skills they’ll need from their mother. Of course, the art of effective spraying is partly learned, they are able […]

American Pika

One of my favorite little critters is the American Pika (sp. Ochotona princeps). These small yet robust, hard working, unbearably cute little fur balls have fascinated me for years. Unfortunately, they are not found in my region of the country so when I found myself in the high mountains of Colorado, I just HAD to go to looking for them. Typically, American Pika make their home at elevations above tree line. Where’s that? In this case, it was between 11,000 […]