I promised you another animal and here it is! We had barely started our drive around the National Bison Range when out of nowhere came a bear. We made our first turn and there were two cars stopped in the road. Three people were out of their cars taking pictures.
I of course took a picture too, which has been cropped, so it looks like we were closer than we actually were. In my case, my son taught me long ago that you don’t get out of your car. Animals can move VERY quietly and VERY quickly.
This bear was right in front of everyone, but behind those standing in the road was a hill with lots of brush in front of it. You never know when an animal is going to come up from behind you and that could be the last picture you ever take.
WHEN I’M TRYING TO KEEP THE BIRDS FROM BEING SCARED AWAY BY OLIVER, I’LL PUT A PIECE OF CAMO FABRIC OVER THE BOTTOM THIRD OF A SLIDING DOOR. THAT WAY I CAN KEEP AN EYE ON THE BIRDS TO SEE IF THERE’S ANY ACTION GOING ON OUTSIDE AND THE BIRDS WON’T SEE OLIVER SLINKING ALONG ON HIS BELLY…TRYING TO SNEAK UP ON THEM.
YOU CAN SEE HOW WELL THIS SYSTEM (DOESN’T) WORK JUST BY LOOKING AT THESE TWO IMAGES….(SIGH)….OLIVER…MY LITTLE HELPER.
LIKE I SAID…I MIGHT JUST HAVE A SNACK…I THOUGHT I’D START WITH PEANUTS…AND THEN MAYBE I’LL HAVE A LITTLE ICE CREAM AND MAYBE A FEW MINUTES AFTER THAT I’LL HAVE A LITTLE CHOCOLATE…AND THEN MAYBE AFTER THAT I MIGHT RUN DOWN ZANNYRO’S FIREPLACE AND SEE IF SHE HAS ANY OF THOSE YUMMY LITTLE DRIED, SLIGHTLY SALTED PEAS…THEY ARE SO YUMMY!!
When flying as a pilot, one must always respect the landing and take-off style of others. Let’s face it, some pilots are just better than others. Sometimes you experience that wonderful, gentle landing…other times your glasses fall off and your dentures fall out from the impact of the landing. Some pilots make graceful turns, others have you laying on your side and getting to know the person in the next seat much more personally than you’d like to.