Thomas noticed this fat, tailless squirrel eating bark off of our large tree in the backyard:We haven't seen this guy in our yard before; our squirrels are more svelte. I wonder what happened to his tail -- I'd imagine that would affect his balance, so hopefully he can survive and our resident squirrels will allow him in their territory.
I thought it was interesting that we can see the squirrel tracks in our backyard -- they appear to only have a couple of routes that they follow:
(If you look closely, you can see the squirrel still sitting in the right crook of the tree.)
It has been really cold around here. I had to do my 20 mile run this morning, and it was so unpleasant! The temperature was 1.6 degrees at the start. I may never do a winter marathon again. The good news is that I am now officially tapering, which means I get to decrease my mileage. We'll probably get a winter heat wave so I can't go out and enjoy it!
Next week, we are going owling twice, so hopefully I will have some pictures to post, though I suspect owls are rather elusive!