Mink Hunts Muskrats in Ontario Swamp

Mink Hunts Muskrats in Ontario Swamp

mink, etobicoke, Ontario

Bob and I spent one afternoon exploring a marsh near Mississauga, Ontario.  We barely had gotten underway when we spotted a member of the Weasel Family, a Mink, coming towards us, totally unconcerned about our presence in its habitat. Read more

A Wild Coyote We Sighted In The Claireville Conservation Area in Toronto

A Wild Coyote We Sighted In The Claireville Conservation Area in Toronto

A wild Coyote gives me a look as it stands in a snow covered field in the Claireville Conservation Area, in Toronto - Ontario March 8, 2013

On a visit to the Claireville Conservation Area in west-end Toronto, in Ontario, before we had barely set off from the parking lot, fellow visitors walking their dogs drew our attention to this wild coyote emerging from the edge of the bush. Read more

Wild Vicuna at the National Reserve of Pampas Galeras, Peru

Wild vicuna at the National Reserve of Pampas Galeras, Peru

Vicuna in the National Reserve of Pampas Galeras in Peru, South America.

In the harsh climate high in the mountain meadows of the National Reserve of Pampas Galeras in Peru live the rarely-seen Vicuna.  In 1974, the Vicuna were declared an endangered species; at that time, only 6,000 of these animals were left alive in Peru.   Today, with the aid of organizations like World Wildlife Fund, the population of Vicuna has recovered to about 350,000.  Even with that supposed high number of these animals, it is still very difficult to actually catch a glimpse of one in the wilds of Peru. Read more

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