On a Saturday morning walkabout near DeNormandie’s big field searching for a great horned owl nest (which I did not find) I located this high perching turkey. A dog had chased a flock of 25 wild turkeys, splitting the flock, and one tom apparently took flight and perched out of immediate danger—a good 60 feet beyond the barking dog, straight up.
I found this snake on a snow patch behind Brownings Fields a day after a day that bumped the thermometer to 59 degrees in the afternoon. The snake was active but sluggish on this colder day and the muddy tail shows some damage. Certainly this fellow was victim to a hawk, owl, coyote, fox or fisher that unearthed and dropped or abandoned its quarry on this spot.