Sunday, February 23, 2020


[Mark Trail, February 23, 2020.]

Last week I went out after dark to toss coffee grounds and vegetable peelings into the compost bin at the edge of our backyard. It’s a long walk. I stopped in my tracks when my flashlight showed me the yellow-green glow of five or six pairs of deer eyes.

Now I understand what I was seeing. Today’s Mark Trail gives a good explanation of eyeshine. Thanks, Mark.

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comments: 2

Elaine said...

Wait! You never had kitties responding to your return?

Michael Leddy said...

No cats, except the feral ones in the neighborhood. I’ve seen the glow before, but it’s only now that I know what it’s called and what causes it.