So I’m walking along the trail this evening around 7:30 or so, maybe 8:00, and I’m thinking it would be cool to see a snake or something. Some of you will recall that on the neighborhood cleanup day we saw a good size black snake crossing the trail at the end of Cedar Grove on his way to the creek. That was cool.
Yesterday I was almost back home and I saw a baby rabbit run across the trail and into the woods. Cute, but not very fulfilling. I’m thinking “there’s got to be something out here – I’ve heard people say they’ve seen deer in their yards – they’ve got to live in these woods somewhere… why can’t I ever see them?” The other day I heard something in the woods, but it could have been anything. Sometimes I’ll be walking along enjoying the woodsy – honey suckle smells, and then get a whiff of something that smells like, a skunk. I doubt it’s a skunk, and I know there are foxes out there because every now and then when I’m outside sitting by the fire I’ll here what sounds like the blood-curling scream of someone being eaten in the woods. That kind of freaked me out the first time I heard it, but after doing some research I found that a fox makes that sound when it’s mating.
(Which is kinda messed up.)(Really — check this out …)
Anyway – I’m walking the trail this evening and as I’m thinking these thoughts, a deer jumps out of the bushes on the left side of the trail and bounds across the trail into the woods on the right and was gone. It scared the crap out of me. But it was SO COOL! I yanked my phone out of my pocked to try and get a picture, but that was stupid because it was already gone. I did, however, get a picture of deer tracks
–maybe that one, maybe not. So now every time I walk the trail I’ll be looking for deer. I’ll probably never see another one.
I also got a picture of the baby geese this evening!
At least I’ll have something to remember them after the hawks and owls have eaten them all this year.
Enjoy the trail! They mowed it today!