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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Mamma otter teaching her pup how to hunt crayfish

During an early morning rain shower, an adult North American river otter and her yearling pup catch and feed on crayfish in the Umpqua River near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Fish is a favored food among the otters, but they also consume various amphibians, freshwater clams, mussels, snails, small turtles and crayfish.



 

Fawns in the meadow

A pair of twin black-tailed deer fawns walk through a pasture along a country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Friday, June 11, 2021.


 

So freaking cute

A curious pre-adult ground squirrel forages on a brush pile along a country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

 

Surprise in the brush pile

A Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) holds motionless while waiting to ambush prey on a brush pile along a country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, June 12, 2021. A juvenile ground squirrel was foraging nearby. The Pacific rattlesnake is a venomous pit viper species found in North America from the Baja California peninsula into the western United States, and southern interior of British Columbia. 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

The race is on

A pair of black tailed deer fawns race through a plum orchard on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Friday, June 4, 2021.

The winner of the race!

 

@rloznak

So freaking ##cute ##babyanimals ##deer

♬ Whistle-Stop (Robin Hood - Intro) - Nassim Al Fakir

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

An early start to Oregon wildfire season

A wildfire burns on a ridge near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon late Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The fire had burned about 200 acres on private timber land as crews continued to fight it into the evening. A dry spring has brought an early fire season to the region. 

No structures were threatened in the blaze.


By Wednesday afternoon the fire appeared to be under control.


 

@rloznak

Initial ##attack on 200 acre ##wildfire in ##Oregon. It’s going to be a long ##fire season

♬ Fire - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Daisy Daze

On a rainy morning, raindrops dapple the petals of a wild daisy growing on the bank of the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

A beetle stands ready on a nearby flower.