Morning Site Seeing

I have been running most mornings starting about 5:20 a.m. ever since Hazel was born.  At first it was a very difficult adjustment, but lately I have come to enjoy it.  I think it is a great way to kick off the day, and at least for the spring, summer and fall months I can avoid the heat.  Another great thing about morning running is i get to see all sorts of interesting wildlife on the trails.  A few days ago I saw a fox catch a mouse or a mole or some other little brown furry thing.  It did the classic pounce.

I of course see lots of deer and rabbits. Today I was treated to 3 different momma snapping turtles laying eggs just off the side of the trail.  I don’t know how many of them will survive once they start mowing the edges, but I wish them all the best of luck.