Saturday, April 23, 2016

Gallery Views

Here are some additional views from within the Mammal Gallery today, including otters, a badger, fisher, wolverine, a muskox skull, squirrels, and that pair of banes of canines- the skunk and the porcupine. 

31 comments:

  1. Quite very well, you have done a good work!
    Have a good week end!

    Tomás.

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  2. If you participate in ABC Wednesday, you could do A-Z animals. Love seeing all the animals! How many have you seen in the wild?

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. A fascinating array of critters! I'd tend to stay far away from that skunk. Oh, wait, perhaps it's running for prez of the US along with all the other skunks!

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  4. Wonderful shots again, William, I still like the way some of those animals are displayed.

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  5. The dear old porcupine is much maligned. Other than being a bit thick in the head they're okay. I've seen pine martins but not fishers.

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  6. Really enjoying this series.

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  7. In this day of amazing video, it does seem like a vestige of the past to mount and display creatures in this way, eh? So the museum becomes a museum in unintended ways as well!

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  8. Reminds me of a family of skunks that made its way through my camp site many moons ago.

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  9. @Tomas: thanks!

    @Whisk: one doesn't want to cross a skunk, after all!

    @Janis: I've seen quite a bit of them. Of these I've had the privilege to see river otters swimming in the wild, no end of squirrels, the odd skunk. I doubt I'll ever see a wolverine, though they are fascinating animals.

    @Lowell: now that's an insult to skunks!

    @Jan: I do too- particularly the first squirrel. The background painting reminds me of a view from the Gatineau Hills. For all I know, it might well be exactly that view.

    @Red: fishers do tend to be quite elusive as well. You might see tracks, but that's all you ever see of them.

    @Grace: very different from the flora and fauna of your part of the world.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Cloudia: it is, but it's a good educational component for kids, I think.

    @Revrunner: as long as one doesn't startle a skunk, they're not likely to go off, as the expression goes.

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  10. Looks like they have a little of everything in that museum.

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  11. The Mammal Gallery is definitive a visit worth, thanks William !

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  12. That is some Museum. I am so familiar with a Skunk. While hubby and I were babysitting sons families dog two years ago for a week or so.

    That skunk came every day on the patio and you never knew when. And we had to take out the dog many times. So I was terrified that Mr.Skunk would not spray him with his strong aroma. If so. Family left instructions and the bottles to apply if it be so. To clean Teddy the dog with. Hurry did not have to. Good timing for us. We seen skunk but we just got inside right time.

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  13. Great photos of interesting exhibits! I feel a bit uneasy seeing the posture of the skunk... :-)

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  14. Fortunately, here in SoCalifornia we only have Skunks to contend with as far as dog banes!!! We've noticed a wafting bit of fragrance lately, though fortunately, not close!!!

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  15. Ive always enjoyed otters - they same so carefree!

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  16. @Sharon: a lot does seem to get covered.

    @Karl: you're welcome.

    @Carolann: fortunately skunks only use it as a last resort!

    @Tamago: it's definitely a warning posture.

    @Chieftess: some dogs learn from it... others don't!

    @Norma: with good reason.

    @Tex: I certainly think so.

    @Ciel: just as long as we don't startle them.

    @RedPat: I remember watching them at play in a river in Algonquin Park... that was such a treat.

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  17. some people don't really check out all the details of their own town, but you sure do! Often it is the tourists that really get to know a place. Inspiring.

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  18. Impressive, and some pretty scary examples there!

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  19. Great series of animal images. Especially love the curl of the squirrel's tail and the skunk's tail.

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  20. Excellent, what a great place to visit on holiday...

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  21. You took some great photos of the critter displays. I would have enjoyed looking at those for real but am thankful I can look at them because of these shots :)

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  22. When I saw that first shot of the badger, william, I thought it was taking a flight:-) The other exhibits seemed more stationary after that one!

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  23. @Tammie: thanks!

    @Linda: indeed.

    @Gemma: a skunk should be given a wide berth!

    @Geoff: certainly.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Beatrice: I assume you mean the otter.

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  24. fond of seeing all of them, but the skunk. scary crazy guy. ( ;

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  25. Skunks certainly leave an impression, don't they? I worked with someone who had a skunk wander into his home, then get cornered in a closet. It wasn't a happy story.

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