The days grow progressively shorter as summer melds into autumn. With much of the growing season behind us many of the fruits are ripening and wildlife is enjoying the bounty of the season. During one of my evening walks I encountered this cottontail eating a pear that had dropped early along the roadside.
At another place along the same back road I spotted a cottontail eating a fallen peach.
While peaches and pears are not everyday staples in the cottontail diet, these little critters are not about to pass up the bonanza of fallen fruit.