The closest stop sign is over a mile away and the first traffic light is 5+ miles down the road. A visit to the grocery store is almost 30 miles round trip. It's quiet here; just the sound of toads and coyotes at night. It seems very still, but when you look close there's always something happening. Read on about a few things we've noticed over the past few years.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I'm out for a walk on a paved neighborhood road. Several hundred feet ahead of me, something is in the street. It looks to be fresh cut lumber on the road. As I continue walking towards it, the lumber moves and I realize its some kind of four legged animal. The animal turns and faces me. The animal is tawny in color. What animal is four legged and tawny colorer? A mountain lion? A bobcat? The animal begins to run towards me, I turn and run like I'm going to be eaten alive. I few seconds later I turn to see if the animal is still chasing me.... it is. Fortunately, I spot a van approaching the animal from behind. As the van reaches the animal I'm now able to accurately measure the size of the animal against a familiar sized thing - the van. I realize the animal hardly reaches halfway up the tire and rim. What I thought might have been a mountain lion was actually a tan colored Pomerainian dog. What a fool!