...winter storm Octavia.
Ozzy doesn't care that the temperature outside is only 5 degrees farenheit. He wants to go for a walk with me in the early morning. I try to delay the walk when it is so cold -- but he is persistent -- so I bundle up and take him.
This morning we were treated to a beautiful sky -- and the morning flight of birds that passes overhead. This is a daily morning event -- usually I'm back in the house by this time, but this morning I took Ozzy for his walk and then came back in for my camera to take some photos of the beautiful morning, and...
...so I could take a photo of this :-(
I first noticed some fur on the top of the snow (right side of photo). And then...the spatter of blood :-( It was bright red when I first saw it, and between the time when I went into the house to get my camera and then came back outside the spatter drops had deepened in color.
I am feeling guilty now. Do you think if I had not delayed Ozzy's walk this would have not happened? And then I think that this was not a random act of violence -- it was a wild animal catching it's prey to be eaten for survival.
There are some tracks -- and the fur can be from either a cat or rabbit. It's possible a vulture swooped down to pick up this animal -- but I didn't see any feathers. Since this happened on my front lawn, I will have to investigate it further -- I really don't want to have an animal carcass hanging around when the weather warms up.
For now, I am off to the store to purchase some sewing supplies so I can continue with the quiltalong I mentioned yesterday.