Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wolf Toy

Had to do a quick post to show you what the wolves have been up to on the lake.

Bite marks on our bouy marker. Size comparison with our dog's toy.

We attached a new bouy this summer marking a log sticking out of the water on our lake. Once the lake froze, the bouy sat on top of the ice. It apparently looked like a new toy. The wolves ripped it off its rope, and played soccer with it across the lake.

We retrieved it this morning on our walk. The number of wolf tracks surrounding it looked like dozens of wolves had played the game , but we've only seen three - a spectacularly large and lush wolf with two smaller ones.


our lake view from the porch.

Now I want to tie more balls to the dock to watch the wolves come and play with them. I wonder if they like squeaky toys.

Happy New Year to everyone!

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I bet they do like squeaky toys and will work hard to remove the squeak!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

we need a webcam!
I love thinking about them playing.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yes, you need to put out a motion-sensor camera or something and catch them in the act!

Jemi Fraser said...

That sounds like fun! I hope you can snap some photos one time! :)

Jaye Robin Brown said...

Oh, oh, a camera - you could live stream wolf soccer from your blog - totally awesome!

Buffy Andrews said...

Just looking at your photos makes me cold. I need to move to Florida. Have a great 2012!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Happy New Year! So excited for you and all that's coming this year. xo

Kristin Lenz said...

You live in a beautiful, wild place. So far, we're having a very brown winter down in Detroit. Happy New Year!

Anna Staniszewski said...

If you had a wolf webcam, I would totally watch it, especially if they're playing with squeaky toys!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Wow! Yes, like Diane said : you do need a motion-activated camera! Love your site, Roland

Catherine A. Winn said...

Wow, wolves? And here I thought I was experiencing wild life finding and identifying possum poop in my yard!

Matthew MacNish said...

I could've sworn I was following your blog, but I guess not. Oh well, I've fixed it now.

Happy New Year!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

You have THE COOLEST life ever!! :-)