Sunday, June 8, 2014
Four-footed neighbours in Elliot Lake ON
Seems to me that as humans move into the areas where animals naturally live, we should expect to encounter them and accommodate them rather than kill or remove them. Instead we move them and eventually eliminate them by altering habitat and removing the creatures or vegetation they live on. Then we bring in factory farms. Land is scoured and replanted with genetically modified crops to feed the creatures confined to these farms. Some species are survivors - they have learned to scavenge: racoons and coyotes come to mind as well as deer in some areas, along with mice, rats and skunks!
Others have talked about this more eloquently than I, so along with climate change, which I also rail against frequently, I'll leave this and just enjoy the beautiful photos of these huge critters roaming free. Most often people only see in film, photographs or zoos. Lucky Mike, his partner Lonnie and their friends and neighbours and others who live in more hospitable environments.
Thanks Mike for sharing your terrific photography and allowing me to share them with others.
Have a great day everyone, and hopefully one day everything and everyone on this earth will be able to live peacefully together in a more amenable fashion.