I found a woodchuck burrow in Chapel Hill. How much wood can a woodchuck chuck? Zero! They don't have anything to do with wood--it's a corruption of the Native American name for the animal: wuchak,
Leucistic young deer. (Location withheld to protect her) Took me many attempts investigating deer trails to find this very illusive deer. She's gorgeous! Perhaps I will be fortunate to get a less obstructed photo one day.
I see some weird things in nature sometimes....but a hawk eating a hawk? Yesterday I photographed a red-tailed hawk preying upon a red-shouldered hawk. Very unusual behavior! Research indicates such behavior is extremely rare and not well documented..speculation is the 'prey bird' may have been weak or injured & therefore prone to attack. I don't know what led up to this instance...would be interesting to know. I will refrain from posting detailed images here as it may be disturbing--interesting that I can't stand to watch the predatory scenes on wildlife shows on TV, yet I have no problem watching raptors pick apart prey in real life. Go figure.
Exciting news: My work is featured in the January/February edition of Chapel Hill Magazine. 9 photos included...see pages 30-34 if the print edition (32-36 on the pdf). https://issuu.com/shannonmedia/docs/chhm_issuu_jf18/32