Monday, March 5
Sunday sunrise seen from our camp near Blythe, southeastern California
You boondockers probably already know this . . . .
If you leave your pet’s water dish outside over night, especially when camped in the desert, you’re inviting night creatures to visit your camp. Even without me tempting animals with a water source, they do roam around our home at night.
Yes, we do have night visitors. Every morning we find a few “droppings” on the mat.
Rarely do I see them.
I don’t leave my outside light on at night and I hope you know better than to do that, too.
If Roger sounds his barking alarm, announcing that “something is out there,” I hold my flashlight up to the window glass and scan the area. So far this shows no visitors. Roger hears sounds made far from our home.
Anyway . . .
About leaving a bowl of water or food outside at night . . . .
Del tells me his crew made a fuss the other night. The moon was full which allowed him to catch a glimpse of a furry animal drinking from the bowl sitting outside by the motorhome.
“It had a long tail, very bushy, not a coyote . . . .”
From his description we determine it probably was a kitfox.
Photo taken at Painted Rock Campground, Gila Bend, Arizona — Winter of 2015
I suspect the kitfox I was able to photograph (above) was becoming used to the presence of people at the campground.
Maybe you want desert creatures to have access to water at your camp.
That’s your choice. Generally speaking, I try not to introduce things into the lives of wildlife. (I’m talking about wildlife “in the wild” and at campgrounds, that is, in places where we camp. I am NOT talking about backyard feeders, waterers, and birdbaths where there’s a critical need.)
Sure, I’ve hung hummingbird feeders and put up bird feeders and at one camp I provided a plate of water for bees (to keep them away from the crew’s water!).
Well, what are the pros and cons of providing wildlife with water and food from your camp?
What do you have to say about that?
Sunday sunset seen from our camp
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View to the north at sunset
The crew and I were able to spend some time outside today.
It wasn’t as windy as this past weekend. I used my griddle to make a chicken-and-rice quesadilla. The highlight of the day for Reggie and Roger was a visit to Del’s campsite where they ran around off-leash and played with their friends.
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