May 31, 2009

Creatures are Stirring!

While at the computer last week a 4 foot tall wild turkey showed up in my peripheral vision. I thought; am I finally losing it? I turned to look out the window and there he was, standing on the front lawn, on his way across the property and into the woods. What a rush! I couldn't get my camera to take a photo fast enough and missed the shot.

A couple of days later, I found a baby kitten curled up on the front porch! Not more than a couple of weeks old, she scurried off under the back porch. She showed up again the next evening and was like putty in our hands. She must have been a straggler whose Mom (thankfully) came and got her in the night.

This is typical, and over the last 5 months I've encountered a family of deer running across the front yard in the pouring rain. Armadillo that stopped traffic while they crossed the road. Chipmunk, squirrel, bat, hawk, geese, woodpecker, humming birds, fleas, ticks, mice, wasps, bees, and a host of other creatures that go bump day and night.

This is why Dusty has made her station under a 75 year old chesnut tree that sits smack in mid-property. She's gonna catch a critter, even if it kills her. Terrier-ist!
I learned last week that we've now officially entered BEAR season! This should be interesting. Or terrifying. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. I think this may be my new favorite blog! I can't wait for more stories! Please keep them coming!


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