真夜中のパーティー – Midnight Party


ステルスカメラと小さな水瓶を前庭に設置しました。野生動物を観察するためです。- We have set up a stealth camera and a water bowl in our front yard in order to observe wild animals.

まずはロードランナー。- The first character was a roadrunner. 

ウズラの家族。- Then a quail family.

夜にはカンガルーラット。- A kangaroo rat appeared at night.

でも、昼夜問わず、なんと言ってもウサギが大半でしょうか。 - But almost always rabbits appear all day and all night at any hour of the day.

ステルスカメラは一日約1000枚撮影しますが、そのうち990枚がウサギです。こうしてまさに井戸端会議状態です。- The stealth camera takes about 1000 shots per day, and 990 shots are rabbits. They are socializing by the bowl like this.

ところが、この夜は特別でした。- But then, last night was very different.

ウソ!ネコ?違うよ。ボブキャットが夜食を咥えて歩いてる! – What? Is it a cat?  No!!! A bobcat is walking with a mid-night snack in his mouth!

ウサギばかりでうんざりしていたら、一気に大逆転ホームランです。噂に聞いていたボブキャットですが、やっぱりいたんですね。この家が建っている場所、カエンタ層にちなんでカエンタと名付けました。- We had grown tired of deleting the rabbit pictures. But this exciting incident changed our enthusiasm for the stealth cam.  We’ve heard from neighbors that there are bobcat here, but didn’t take it seriously until now.  Bobcats really exist!  We decided to call him Kayenta as our house sits on Kayenta formation.

そして、再び平和にウサギの井戸端会議が再開しました。- Then, the rabbit social started peacefully again.

 

 

 

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