Travels

Mid-Winter Wildlife at Duck

It's mid-winter on the Outer Banks. The holidays are gone, almost no one's renting houses, and most businesses are shuttered until late March. Very few occupied houses and no street lights mean dark nights. All of that adds up to the sort of quiet that makes the wildlife bolder. In December and January, the deer have returned and we had a visitor -- a gray fox. All of the information that I could find says that gray foxes on the beach are rare... but we had one nestled in the dune for a few days.

a backyard anomaly
One day in January, I looked out the back window and, as is usual this time of year, saw the familiar browns and tans of winter.  But wait... what's that rusty spot near the lower left?
One day in January, I looked out the back window and, as is usual this time of year, saw the familiar browns and tans of winter. But wait... what's that rusty spot near the lower left?
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