Wednesday, May 09, 2012
I was awake much too early this morning. As I contemplated going back to bed (while filling my tea kettle with water and looking out the kitchen window) I woke up fully when I saw a marten! At first I thought it was a fox because of the big, beautiful bushy tail, but it was moving much too low to the ground in an odd, furtive and slinking way. It slipped in beneath the lattice work under the neighbor's deck, just as I have seen foxes do in the winter. A few minutes later I watched it make it's way back up the hill, through my yard to the road where it headed north in it's peculiar, stealthy way. The squirrel population around my yard seemed to go down drastically this spring and now I think I know why.