Friday, April 20, 2007

Nature red in tooth and claw department

The picture above, on Donna Browne's website
was identified as a rat delivered by Pale Male to Lola on the nest yesterday afternoon

The photo above, on was taken yesterday afternoon also, but the prey was not identified . Nan Holmes, of Massachussetts, wrote in worrying that it might be Little Red, the much beloved Red Squirrel who's been living in the Locust Grove due west of the Great Lawn for a couple of years. I'm hoping it's the same rat Lola was about to feast upon, photographed a few minutes before delivery.

What do you think?

PS When you click on the 2nd picture to enlarge, it sure doesn't look like a rat leg. Alas.