We decided to return to the scene of my award winning shot (see post here…
https://kritterspix.com/category/photo-musings/ ) before the forest closed.
With all the fires in AZ at the moment, we got quite the red sun at sunrise. Unfortunately, we were unable to stay long, as the AZ Game & Fish came by to advise us the forest would be closing due to the fires.
Many of the AZ fires have been human caused, and with super dry conditions they are out of control with little containment. Firefighter resources are very thin, so any new fires would be difficult to fight. We are actually thankful they are closing the forests to keep our forest safe. Nonetheless, it was disappointing to have to leave such a glorious spot. I guess we’ll have to go back.
We were at Schnebly Vista, (see my post here…
https://kritterspix.com/2021/06/11/schnebly-hill-vista/ ), when we caught this little mouse gathering food.
We watched this little guy for quite a while, nibbling away on an agave, then proceed to carry this stalk probably 5x his size down into a his home.
How often is it you can watch a wild animal going about their daily activity?
While he knew we were there, he was more intent on gathering food, perhaps for his family.
Either way, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to witness him (or her) at work. Very cool.