Corona Safe, Woodchuck, Lame Deer, Minks - UPDATE March 12, 2020

With all the talk about Coronavirus, I’m glad to be safe in Ely with the nearest case over 200 miles away—only 9 in Minnesota so far—all in southern Minnesota.20200312 Mink SpotMink Spot

Out the window, the first woodchuck was a little late for groundhog day. Mating season is coming up for them.

A red squirrel visitor was lactating.

The lame buck found a snow free spot where the sun had bounced off the cabin and melted it extra fast. He wasn’t putting a lot of weight on his left front leg and held it up as he nibbled grass.

Streak has been back the last couple days with no sign of Spot since this picture on the 9th.

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Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center