I know that quite a few people feel that hunting is just about the kill. Sadly for them they don`t take the time to see what beauty nature has to offer. I thought I`d pass along some of the sights I`ve come across during our days afield.
Seems as if this is all I see of the wild and wily Eastern wild turkey. The scoreboard now reads Turkeys 10-Feral 0. Ah well, that`s why they call it hunting and not getting!
Being out in the woods at sunrise and listening to that first call sleepy of a song bird directly over your head, nothing can beat it!
Even though the turkeys have been invisible there have been other woodland creatures that we`ve encountered either heading to the blind or leaving.
Speaking of woodland creatures, I have to pass along this little nugget from yesterday morning. Mister Yodeling and I were in our pop-up blind as the first rays of the sun began to tint the sky. As it grew lighter I got a soft nudge in my side. I jerked awake and lifted my head from his shoulder.
"Look at the mouse in the tree," he whispered.
I peeked around him and through the small side window I could see a mouse scurrying up a thin apple sapling. Then another one came dashing up! The two romantic rodents then decided to engage in marital relations on a shaking little branch. Sadly for Mrs. Mouse Mister Mouse fell off with a soft thud to the leaf litter after just a second. We both sat and snickered at the rather spicy show. After a space of time spent listening there was a rustle in the dry leaves at our feet. I instantly hefted my boots up to my knees.
"Take it easy. It`s only those mice," my husband whispered. I could hear the barely concealed chuckle in his voice.
"If one of them races up my pantleg I am OUT of here thundering herd of turkeys or not!!" I hissed back and spent the next 15 minutes hugging my knees while he shook his head.
So even sharing a blind with two amorous mice has it`s own kind of appeal. At least to my amused spouse!