12:24:14 -- first photo
It was a hot August day and little past noon when gray fox entered the sandstone cave.
He immediately settled in the back of the cave, stretched out on the cool sand, and schnoozed for the next 2 hrs and 20 minutes.
12:27:10 -- 18th photo
During his siesta the camera seems to have taken a picture every time he moved, and in 53 photos produced a time motion study of his gradual movement to the front of the cave.
14:46:51 -- 67th photo
When he woke up he seemed to notice he wasn't where he was when he started the siesta.
14:48:44 -- 69th photo
So he went back to where he started.
14:48:48 -- 70th photo
And started over again.
The siesta ended an hour and 15 minutes later, and our thoroughly rested fox left the cave.
Craig and I agree that as camera trap photos go, this siesta was no sleeper.
Chimineas Ranch update: There is a lot more coming from our last round of camera trapping at the ranch, but it takes a lot of time to compile and analyze nearly 1000 photos.
I'm a bit compulsive about this compilation business before drafting blog posts.
You will see all the good stuff in due course, if not in continuous sequence, then interspersed with other posts about my usual adventures with Fred, etc.