Thursday, January 27, 2011

Animal House

I found this hollow birch in the Grand River flood plain at Hogsback Ridge.
It housed some type of creature, as I found tiny wisps of fur along the edge of the bark at the opening to it's den. This was taught to me by a coon hunter in the early 60s, when lots of men set their hounds loose in and around the river valley in eastern Lake County, causing the woods to resonate with the sounds of dogs howling as they pursued the scent of raccoons, whose pelts fetched a lot of money in those days.

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