In Dubois, we sleep soundly and don’t fear intruders in the middle of the night. But we do know that often someone is out there casing the joint while we’re snoozing.
It’s easier for us to track them, of course, in the dead of winter. This morning we woke to discover that a rabbit had been exploring the back porch.
Our neighbors across the highway set up a night camera, to capture images of these visitors that come by while we are quietly tucked in bed.
The folks to the north sometimes lose one of their chickens during the summer when the birds are free to range in the yard. This critter must be a bit hungry this time of year, when they’re safely cooped up.
Now here’s a startling image!
We know that mountain lions are indigenous to the area, and some people have actually seen one.
But who knew that they wander so close to our homes?
I wonder how this fellow lost his team, and came out so far ahead of schedule. I do hope they have located him by now, and have him well fed and ready to travel again.
© Lois Wingerson, 2017
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