Sunday, 26 June 2011
Bear With Me?
I was told to watch out for the wildlife when I was staying at Heather and Wayne's. 'Watch out for raccoons and watch out for bears', I was warned. Fair enough, so I kept a watchful eye and managed to photograph a few 'scary' creatures in their garden.
I sat outside on their patio, camera at the ready. Much to my 'horror', I noticed a couple of 'menacing' looking birds helping themselves to birdseed. Suddenly I'm thinking about a remake of a certain Alfred Hitchcock film.
Then it got even worse. I observed that dreaded little creature known as a squirrel. Well, I think it's a squirrel or a chipmunk. Anyway, it's evidently some kind of rodent that can makes the lives of gardeners a sheer misery. They love to eat bulbs. And no, not the kind that light up your house. Apparently, they have a love of tulip bulbs and many a squirrel and chipmunk has been seen booking flights to Holland. Possibly with the exception of flying squirrels who save themselves a fortune in airfare.
Now then, back in my garden in England, I can have some real worries about wildlife. Who would dare want to upset a hedgehog? Even the garden gnome is wary of this 'evil' beast.
And here's another monster that has been seen wandering through my English garden. Such an animal, with that menacing look, is best kept a safe, safe distance from.
Yes indeed, beast beware! I very bravely took a chance to get a more up close photo of the crazy critter. Whoops! My gosh, it's Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star! "Hello Penny...ummm.....good dog...."
You may recall that I was told about the possibility of seeing a raccoon or maybe even a bear. I was awoken by an almighty crash. "What the f**k?", I thought. I noted the time. It was just gone 4:30 A.M. and it was starting to get light out. I looked out the bedroom window and......
And through the safety of the glass of the front door, I photographed what looks very much like a bear. Bear with me? Oh no, I definitely kept a safe, safe distance. Thank you very much.