Lest you think humans are the only threat to these fish, let me show you a photo I took the other morning.


Fishing in the Early Morning – 2012


These raccoons are smart, choosing to fish in the cool hours of the day. This one was after one more snack before heading off to bed.

Conflict in the Woods

At first I was going to leave Buttercup home so I could have a better chance to see wildlife.

I relented and let her come along. We heard snarling and hissing. I wondered what it could be, but Buttercup recognized those hen house raiders from some previous midnight encounters. One went up a tree, while the other tried to hold off the dog.

In this case I actually got the shot thanks to my assistant, Buttercup – and she also served as model 🙂 Good Girl, Buttercup!