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Red Fox and Deer Mouse by Qiu-Ling Red Fox and Deer Mouse by Qiu-Ling
Part of my work in Killarney this summer has consisted of making illustrations for the new trail signs at Mashkinonje Provincial Park. I'm completing a total of 13 illustrations for the project, 11 of which have already been finished. There will be 6 large illustrations featuring a variety of species, and 7 small illustrations featuring 1 or 2 species each.

This is the small illustration for the Muskrat Creek Trail. It features a red fox and a deer mouse.

The red fox and deer mouse are shown in a bit of a predator/prey relationship, eventhough this particular fox is not hunting this particular mouse. Still, the deer mouse is hiding amongst the grasses while the fox prepares to pounce on some prey. If you've never seen a fox hunt before, you might find that pose a bit strange. Basically foxes like to sneak up on their prey, then from an almost begging position they jump up in the air and skillfully land on their prey - a surprise attack from above.

Please keep in mind, that these drawings are the property of myself and the Ontario Government.

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Technical Pen

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Other images for Mashkinonje Provincial Park:
Bobcat and Snowshoe Hare......................... [link]
Blanding's Trail (Blue Heron)......................... [link]
Monarch Butterflies....................................... [link]
Martin Pond Trail (Beaver)............................. [link]
Red Fox and Deer Mouse..............................
Muskrat Creek Trail (Painted Turtle).............. [link]
Bald Eagle..................................................... [link]
Lapins Trail (Belted Kingfisher)...................... [link]
Lake Sturgeon............................................... [link]
Pebble Beach Trail (Red Squirrel).................... [link]
Great Grey Owl.............................................. [link]
Black Bear...................................................... [link]
Loudon Trail (Sandhill Cranes)....................... [link]
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JacoDeMaesschalck May 4, 2009
I kinda like this style. It's digital I guess?
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:iconqiu-ling:
Thank you! Nope, it's all done by hand with a black technical pen.
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:iconwanderwave:
very nice, but it`s vry bad that I cant download your masterpiece!
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aimalee Oct 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful :clap: :thumbsup:
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aimalee Nov 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
My Pleasure, You are more than welcome :)
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magickalmoon Oct 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
cuuuute... I've never heard them called a deer mouse before, we always called them field mice at home. Probably because we've got a big field behind the house (where deer and foxes also live) I'm amazed at how many of the same species seem to live both where you are in canada-land and where I am in the mid-atlantic.
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:iconqiu-ling:
Thanks very much! We actually have field mice here too! Deer mice are a different species - they tend to be a little more brown coloured than field mice I think.
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