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|The first of only two squirrels I shot. I got |
this one on Saturday, it was a plump female.
|Squirrel number two, taken on Sunday from an oak tree within 20 yards |
or so of where I got the one on Saturday. This one was a male. My
guess is that they probably were a mated pair.
|Luckily I had my pair of Hatch Resistor, Kevlar |
lined, gloves. So, I picked it up for a close up
examination. Not only are the quills formidable
but so are a porcupine's claws, both front and rear.
|After seeing that damage I was dismayed and kicked myself in the arse |
for having taken a head shot. I left it there, belly up for the scavengers.
|One of the rear claws. The front ones were bout 3/4 the size of the rear ones.|
|It gets even more spectacular than that during the peak of the color change.|
|I also got to see some wonderful things when looking own for |
deer sign, this mushroom being one of them. That is a 2 3/4"
12 gauge shotshell for size comparison.
|My heart sank when I read the sign in the door, Closed For The Season!|
|I would rather shop at The Little Store but if they do not resupply ammo |
and firearms, I may have to consider this place in the future. Heck, if they
have a decent sale on ammo I need for a hunting trip I will shop there!
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