I was killing time in the UVA cemetery near Gilmer Hall. It’s something I do when I’m bored. Not very much moves in a cemetery, so the BLM easily caught my attention. I watched it run across a few yards of cemetery and then it disappeared between two flat gravestones. I thought it was just hiding, so I walked up to it slowly. BLMs seem really really unhappy to be photographed. When I got closer, I noticed it had dug a hole underneath one of the gravestones. And there were lots of flies coming out of the hole. Kind of really gross, actually, and I just tried not to think too much about it. I waited and waited and waited for the BLM to come out. This is the best I could do. S/he was a very bashful beaver like mammal. Plus I only had my camera phone, so it’s not so perfect. Now I know where s/he lives though, so I’ll be back.
Colin sent three photos with his submission, which are posted below. Colin definitely deserves an “A” for effort, and I think we all need to stop and pause and consider the fact that Colin really is a model BLM sighting submitter, what with his quick thinking, ability to use a camera phone, and informative blurb. Thanks Colin!