Category Archives: Animals

Ming and Muffin getting some early morning Sun

Ming and Muffin getting early morning Sun_edited-1_wm

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Little Miss Muffin

Little Miss Muffin_edited-1_wm

I shot this image just after Muffin scratched an itch.

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Doe stepping out for a drink

Doe Drinking from Bird Bath_edited-1_wm

I took this image yesterday at about 7:30 PM.  She was behind a business located next to Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights.   I used my camera, an Alcatel Pop Astro.  She sure was a pretty little gal and had just been drinking from the bird bath directly in front of her.

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Young Praying Mantis on the Hunt


This youngster was hunting when I disturbed his concentration.  As you can see he’s looking at me.  I was so attracted to him I did not see the spider below.  Thankfully, the camera picked it up.  I did not stick around to see what happened next.

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Face Off


I pulled this image from my 2012 archives.  Our cat, Ming, and, Scooter, the chipmunk, are having a bit of a, “how do you do.”

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