When we peeked out the window this morning to check the weather, we saw a group of deer out grazing.
And that got us to thinking about all the critters we get to see up here. Being very close to the Tahoe National Forest and the Tahoe-Donner open spaces we are very lucky to see these wild animals. Unfortunately, we don't always have a camera handy when we see them but here are some that we managed to capture around our home...
<- like this Yellow-Bellied Marmot, who blended in so well to the scenery we almost didn't see him.
Raccoons too! A family of them used to live under our house, but have since moved on (thank goodness). We have seen coyote and fox as well.
<- Red-naped Sapsucker
<- This photo was taken while we were out for a walk on the trails near our house.
We have had many bear sightings and even though we know there is a danger, we always enjoy seeing them!