Dr. Kev at CPD is big on animals.  When he's not up to his elbows in your child's face, he's usually wandering through the woods in Chatham County with his camera.  Favorite spots include the incredible Haw River (really, if you live in the triangle, you need to be spending your days here) and the paths in and around Briar Chapel.  He's always argued that the animals are there, and if you can slow down enough to look for them, you might even find them.  Here's a few of Dr. Kev's latest pictures of some of the more quiet residents of Chatham County (although that osprey was quite the screamer) with and without teeth. 

 This mink was taking a walk along the banks of the Haw River.

This mink was taking a walk along the banks of the Haw River.

 Dr. Kev had been watching this kingfisher dart up and down the Haw for about an hour when it finally sat still long enough to pose for a picture.

Dr. Kev had been watching this kingfisher dart up and down the Haw for about an hour when it finally sat still long enough to pose for a picture.

 This tiny musk turtle was just south of the Haw dam on 15-501.  He's about as big as a thumbnail.  Check out the minnow in the top part of the picture for a sense of scale.

This tiny musk turtle was just south of the Haw dam on 15-501.  He's about as big as a thumbnail.  Check out the minnow in the top part of the picture for a sense of scale.

 Dr. Kev's still a bit unnerved by spiders, but this yellow garden spider is beautiful.

Dr. Kev's still a bit unnerved by spiders, but this yellow garden spider is beautiful.

 Dr. Kev was born in south Florida, and he's always kept a special placein his heart for snakes.  This brown snake was found on his back porch.

Dr. Kev was born in south Florida, and he's always kept a special placein his heart for snakes.  This brown snake was found on his back porch.

 This juvenile gray fox lives near Dr. Kev's house with its sibling and mother.  

This juvenile gray fox lives near Dr. Kev's house with its sibling and mother.  

 A very suspicious groundhog holds court under the Haw River bridge over US-64 near Pittsboro.

A very suspicious groundhog holds court under the Haw River bridge over US-64 near Pittsboro.

 Osprey along the Haw River need to make sure their feet stay attached at all times.

Osprey along the Haw River need to make sure their feet stay attached at all times.

 White-tailed deer are ubiquitous in Chatham County.  

White-tailed deer are ubiquitous in Chatham County.