Jan 23 2011

Hiding in Snow

Published by at 7:26 am under Beyond Bounds,Doves & Chickens


We just went through a very weird weather week that started and ended with snow but melted in the middle… and now it’s very cold!

Last month I mentioned that willow ptarmigan hide in the snow to avoid predators.  Here’s one nestled up to its neck, almost invisible except for his beak and eyes. 

It’s awesome that he stays warm.

I don’t think Pittsburgh has enough snow to hide a ptarmigan right now, but I bet the Laurel Highlands does!

(photo by from Wikimedia Commons. Click on the photo to see the original.)

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  1. John Englishon 24 Jan 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Wow! That’s how I looked after cleaning off 3 cars Friday morning :-/

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