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Little Mouse On The Trail At Wiley Park On Cape Cod

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I heard a little rustle in the leaves at Wiley Park and saw this little mouse scurry up the tree and out onto a branch. This is the first mouse I have seen there. I’ve heard rustling in the leaves many times but always thought it must be a bird. Maybe it was a mouse?

So, I took some photographs up on the branch and then in the leaves below and came home to research what kind of mouse it was. I presumed it was a “Field Mouse.” Well, there are so many different types of mice, I have no idea what kind it is.

Can anyone identify this little guy? Cute, isn’t he?

Cute Little Squirrel On Our Deck On Cape Cod

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I keep finding little piles of roses “gone by” on our deck here on Cape Cod. They look almost like a Rosehip but much smaller. And there are always a few little piles strewn about.

So I scouted the other morning and found this little squirrel grabbing a little rose from the bush and jumping on the deck to savor his feast. He did this numerous times and would always feast in a different spot.

Cute little guy, don’t you think?

Huge Raccoon In Our Yard Here On Cape Cod

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We’ve seen this huge raccoon in our yard looking for food around the bird feeders. He usually comes after dark and sets the motion detector lights off.

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This time it was just about dinnertime and he was there. We were so surprised to see him in broad daylight. He must have been hungry…

He’s one big raccoon!

Box Turtle In Our Yard Here On Cape Cod

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I haven’t seen a Box Turtle in our yard since the very beginning of summer. Yesterday this Box Turtle sauntered all the way across our back yard into the woods. I wonder if he was looking for a place to hibernate¬†for the winter.

Prior to hibernation, box turtles tend to move further into the woods, where they dig a chamber for overwintering. Eastern box turtles hibernate at depth of about 10 centimeters and frequently stay within .5 from their summer habitat.

Cute Little Bunny On The Trail At Fort Hill In Eastham On Cape Cod

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This cut, little baby bunny was just munching away along on the trail at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. I did not faze him at all. He would look at me and munch away. I was so close that I had to step back to get a good photograph.

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After he finished eating, he lay down on the trail to take a nap while I clicked away.

So cute, don’t you think?