Thursday, April 1, 2010

Now we've seen it all

Before this big snowstorm blew in and buried us in several inches of snow, we had some beautiful weather and were able to get out and even do a little hiking. There have been a lot of signs of spring: frogs laying eggs, birds returning from their winter vacations, and animals munching away on the green grasses that are popping up through the earth. We spend a lot of time looking at animals, and Desert Boy even has some little binoculars to discover the world around him (never mind that he usually holds them upside down). We keep going on adventure hikes to explore the world around us, and lately we've been going all over the meadows. Anyway, I was finally able to see an animal that I've been wanting to check off my list: the jackalope.This jackalope was quite the beauty, with a beautiful, thick coat of hair, and a good rack. It hopped away before I could get really close, but fortunately an 18x zoom and post-processing cropping left me with a rather good image that I can share with you. If you haven't ever seen a jackalope in the wild, it is a magical experience. I sure hope I can see another one some time, although they're quite rare. My husband, who grew up out here, still has never seen one. I guess I'm just lucky.

8 comments:

Dessert Survivor said...

I have never seen a jackalope, but I saw a unicorn once. It, too, was a magical experience. Similar magical experiences are being reported all over the Internet today.

The Incredible Woody said...

Love it!! =)

Anonymous said...

there are a lot of jackalopes in the country taverns in Nebraska and other western states. They seem to like to hang out with the ranchers

g said...

Did this jackalope leave Easter eggs?

Charming's Mama said...

Yeah, but have you seen a snipe. You should really go snipe hunting.

G. Robison said...

I can top that - I've seen a Sidehill Galoot!

Leslie said...

Ah, a lucky sighting indeed! A fine specimen.

Anonymous said...

My father was raised in Utah. He called anyone who did a stupid thing "a sidehill galoot". What is it?

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