Friday, March 28, 2008

Teeth Torture

Todd and I have been on a wisdom-teeth pulling kick. Larissa was our latest victim. She made me buy her Cold Stone - there are some perks to being tortured.

Connor's up next in a few weeks.

*The author of this blog is seriously taking her life into her own hands by posting this picture.

Coyotes, Foxes, Cougars - Oh My!

There is a big mystery in our household.

On a few separate occasions, Todd and the kids have told me about a wild fox they have noticed while driving down Traverse Ridge. I hadn't thought much of it until I saw it today.

WHY? WHY? WHY do I never have my camera when I see cute animals in the wild?

It was striking. It was in a wooded area and was walking on the snow - very close to the main road. Of course I told Todd about it when he came home tonight, but it had been on my mind all day. The thing is, it didn't look exactly how I thought a fox would look. I mentioned to Todd that it almost reminded me of a coyote.

Well, that just opened up a great big can of worms! Now Todd and I cannot decide if it was a coyote or a fox. We don't even know if we saw the same animal or not. Todd is convinced that he has seen a coyote AND a fox and that our little critter in question is in fact, 2 critters.

You can bet that I'll be finding an answer to this little mystery!

As a side note, there also seems to be a cougar roaming around in the area. Read very scary news article here:

As yet another side note, I do realize that this post ranks high on the "Holy Cow, What a Nerd!" meter. I admit that in my younger years, I never would have found foxes and coyotes interesting. I'm not quite sure what is happening to me. Old age? Boredom? Teenagers sucking the life right out of me?

One of these days I may totally tip the nerd scale and relate my embarrassing elk story on this blog.

I'm sure you are dizzy with anticipation.