Notes come from all around Chicago outdoors.
“Hi again from our yard in Green Oaks! . . . Our dog started to go after him, but fortunately listened when I told her no. That buck was NOT leaving! Hung around for about 20 minutes. I hate to think what he could have done to her with that rack!!” Lynn & Tim Snell
A: Canines and bucks have a natural aversion (hatred?) of each other. That particularly comes to the fore during the rut.
WILD OF THE WEEK
Rob Huber of Glen Ellyn found this “suburban coyote moonlighting as a zoning inspector.”
WOTW, the celebration of wild stories and photos around Chicago outdoors, runs most weeks in the special two-page outdoors section in the Sun-Times Sports Saturday. Submit nominations by message on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) and Instagram (@BowmanOutside) or email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com).
Through Jan. 3: Drive-through light show outdoors, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, mortonarb.org/illumination-event/2020-11-20
Thursday, Nov. 26: Waterfowl seasons open, south zone
16,375: Sandhill crane count Tuesday (high of the fall) at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area southeast of Valparaiso, Ind. Click here for the latest on the crane count.
“Lots of bucks out looking for does. The second one is taking a break from chasing after females and enjoying a pumpkin!”
Paul Yambrovich, with observations along trails by the Des Plaines River (and I am thinking the wild equivalent of a cigarette)