Friday, September 7, 2018

They Walk Among Us

We feel blessed to be able to live in a rural setting. No city hustle and bustle here. We are pretty much surrounded by woods through which we've maintained a trail where our dogs can run freely as we walk along with them.

We've often wondered what sort of wildlife might be found out here. A year ago I received a couple of trail cams which I installed to help answer our curiosity. Over the months, as I took the camera cards out to see what was captured on them, we saw a variety of wildlife - coyotes, skunks, raccoons, deer, etc - as well as people and dogs.

Then as I reviewed one of the cards recently, I got a large surprise, captured on one of the cams only 200 yards behind the house ... have a look:

Although we've lived here for 15 years, and we'd heard rumours of sightings in the area, this was our first actual evidence of their presence. We do pay a little more attention on our daily walks now !


Ruth Hiebert said...

Yikes!! Yes,do be careful.You,nor the dogs don't need to tangle with some of those critters.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow. That was a surprise for sure. Our property backs onto open field and we see lots of deer and the odd fox but the past 10 days we've had a very healthy looking coyote passing through.

Helma said...

ello dear Rick,
thank you for your sweet and beautiful response to this terrible news.
It is not bad that you just respond because I am already happy that you react!

It is indeed a year ago next Wednesday, but it feels like the day of yesterday. We are also allemala free that day and all come together to comfort and help each other.

The oijn will indeed never disappear and the lack will not but we all hope that we can give it a place and deal with it. We really hope that we will be reunited with Jahnay if we also leave our earthly existence.

Thanks again for your beautiful and valuable words.

Liefs, Helma

Marty said...

I wish you a happy Nouvelle Année ! peut-être un come back sur le blog ?