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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Milk monster

A 3-week-old kitten is left with a milky mustache after being bottle fed at a veterinary clinic in Canyonville on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. The kitten and its litter mates are being hand raised by the staff a the clinic after the kittens were found abandoned next to a garbage dumpster at a local grocery store. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

New newts on the way

A pair of pregnant rough skinned newts swim in a glass container after being pulled from a pond near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. It's mating and egg laying season in Oregon for the amphibians. Rough skinned newts are highly toxic and their colorful underbellies serve as a warning to potential predators. The newts were returned unharmed to the pond. 

Tastes like chicken?

A chicken attempts to feed on a dead rat in the farmyard of a ranch near Roseburg in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.  Chickens, like many birds, are omnivorous and will feed an anything from corn and grains to insects and small mammals. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Spring flowers

A violet blooms in a wooded area near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. While the East Coast is seeing wintery weather, the West Coast is experiencing spring-like conditions. 

A small insect perches on a blooming wildflower in a wooded area near Elkton.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ranch life in Oregon

A pair of curious lambs inspect a large crow in a pasture on a farm near Elkton. The crow was not interested in getting to know the lambs and pecked the white lamb on the nose. It's lambing season in southwestern Oregon. 

Raindrops keep falling

Small droplets cling to a blade of grass growing in a pasture on a farm near Roseburg in southwestern Oregon after a misty rain soaked the area.