Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday morning as I was returning from my usual walk I saw a black bear ambling along behind a house about 20 yards from where I was walking. I think it was a young one, about four feet tall on all four legs. Sorry I didn't get a picture. I did pull my camera out of my pocket and paused. But I realized how stupid I was being and hurried home.
Tuesday morning I was wandering up a country lane in another part of the county when a big buck came crashing out of the woods on my left and went leaping across the road into another woods. It was only about a yard in front of me. I know it had antlers but I was too startled to count. I am used to seeing the does and young ones alongside the road as I drive, but I have never seen that big a deer, nor any deer up that close.
I sometimes write here about the peace and quiet of walking in my neighborhood and in the woods. Nothing worthwhile comes without risk.