Not Extinct~

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Walking with the Alligators

Galapagostortoise              Sierra_Nevada_red_fox
A Galapagos Tortoise  Picture credit: Matthew Field        A Sierra Nevada Red Fox  Picture credit: NPS

Extinction is a dirty, ugly word and usually we, the two-leggeds are to blame, but this week is a time to celebrate, for two rare and exciting sightings have caused great joy around the Globe.

This post is about two extremely rare and endangered creatures who have just shown up after many years, a very, very rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox in Yosemite National Park and also some very rare Tortoises in the Galapagos Islands.

Neither of these creatures had been seen in these particular places in about a hundred years.

So the fact that they have both made public appearances nearly in the same week, gives those of us who take such great delight in their very being, a reason to cheer.

My personal only sight of a Red Fox was in the West, just this side of the South Dakota border in Wyoming nearly twenty years…

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