Larven January 20, 2011

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The winter landscape lies quiet and frozen, the snow cover very deep. I've had to shovel my way around the perimeter to make sure the ferrets can't get over the fence.

The ferrets spend most of their time underneath the snow cover where they have a huge network of caves and tunnels throughout the entire enclosure. This network is also including the frozen tunnels inside the hill well below the snow. The trees, bushes and logs provide natural spaces under the snow. Every once in a while, a ferret will pop up somewhere from one of the many tunnel openings!

It's hard to believe, but the photo above is actually where the pond is situated. This is what it looks like in the summer!

There are activity above the snow surface as well, where they tend to use specific trails.

Can you find Larven in the two pics below?