Wanderings Of A Canadian Loon Through The National Capital And Beyond
Saturday, April 23, 2016
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.
Quite very well, you have done a good work!ReplyDelete
Have a good week end!
One of those was a little scary.ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots again, William, I still like the way some of those animals are displayed.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Funny little critters :)ReplyDelete
Really enjoying this series.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Reminds me of a family of skunks that made its way through my camp site many moons ago.ReplyDelete
@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.
@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.
Looks like they have a little of everything in that museum.ReplyDelete
The Mammal Gallery is definitive a visit worth, thanks William !ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.
Great photos of interesting exhibits! I feel a bit uneasy seeing the posture of the skunk... :-)ReplyDelete
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!!!ReplyDelete
The skunk would give me pause!ReplyDelete
Gotta love that skunk!ReplyDelete
Ive always enjoyed otters - they same so carefree!ReplyDelete
@Sharon: a lot does seem to get covered.ReplyDelete
@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.
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.ReplyDelete
Impressive, and some pretty scary examples there!ReplyDelete
Great series of animal images. Especially love the curl of the squirrel's tail and the skunk's tail.ReplyDelete
Excellent, what a great place to visit on holiday...ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
@Gemma: a skunk should be given a wide berth!
@Mari: thank you.
@Beatrice: I assume you mean the otter.
fond of seeing all of them, but the skunk. scary crazy guy. ( ;ReplyDelete
The last time I saw a skunk here was on a winter evening in January or February. I saw him before he saw me, so I made sure not to do anything to startle him.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
It would require a whole lot of cleaning up afterwards.Delete