Spring loaded and tightly wound may be an understatement.
Back and forth and all around following the rabbit tracks this Ermine moved so fast it made us dizzy. As he hunted rabbits darted with lightening speed in every direction gravity would allow. Excitedly we watched yet feared for the rabbits lives. Yet when all was said and done we think the Winter Bunn made it out alive. How she escaped this mighty hunter is a testament to the difficulty of finding a meal even for a hunter as fierce as the Ermine.
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Thanks for sharing. I don’t recall ever being aware of this beautiful creature and certainly have not seen one before now. Lucky little bunny.
It has been high drama with this guy lurking in the neighborhood. Everyday we see the rabbits we breathe a little sigh of relief.
Wow, great capture for such an active predator. They are so lovely in their winter garb!
HI Eliza, there are indeed wonderful in their winter whites. That black tip on the tail makes the whole thing special.
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Great to spot this hunter – unless you’re a bunny…
The bunnies seem to know when he is around and have so far stayed out of harms way.
Felice anno 2020 !!!
Great photos, did you have fun watching them. They move so fast and with such a strong purpose. A wonderful 2020 to you as well.