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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Who drinks from the trough?

The answer to the question is not many. Of course I only caught part of the action, because the camera was set for night time photos only.

The pigs came and went. I am sure they could learn to stand up at the trough, but they were drinking from the spring about 50 yards away.

The most active user was this raccoon.

It fished there on several nights, and was quite thorough about it.

The menu was limited -- dragonfly nymphs, smaller insect larvae for sure, together with tadpoles and perhaps a few frogs, though we didn't see any.

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