Winter on the river.

Late in the afternoon a few days ago, a herd of deer stopped for sips of water from the river and then crossed to the other side.
I’m amazed at how high and how far deer can jump.
If you look closely on the left, you can see the head of the deer next to the yellow arrow. That’s quite a jump! The really amazing part is that they don’t even need a running start.

Super Squirrel

WM Super Squirrel

In my official capacity as a judge of squirrel jumping, I’ve seen many jumps and I would give this leap very high marks. I would like to see the front legs a little straighter, but other judges consider this acceptable so I’ll let it slide. 

I did want to address the minor violation…accessories are not allowed in jumping contests and the peanut falls into that category. However… this was such an audacious bit of flair that I added a point.