Today was a pretty uneventful day. Sort of sleepy, really. So, when the girls spotted a mama turkey and her babies strolling through the back yard, things perked up around here.
Truth be told, they would’ve been much happier if it was a bear. There have been bear sightings in these parts over the last couple of months and the kids have been really hoping that one will take a hike through our yard.
I’m quite ok with that not happening. Turkeys are aggressive, but I’ll take my chances with a turkey over a bear any day of the week. Thank you very much.
Aidan and I did our 5 mile hike on the canal today during sunset, which is quite lovely. Aidan prefers to jog his 5 miles, while I prefer to putz along taking my own sweet time.
I’m not fast, but I get ‘er done. Slow and steady wins the race and all that jazz.
While plodding along I saw something in my peripheral vision. Something black and fuzzy was bouncing up and down on the rocks by the water’s edge.
And I never figured out what it was exactly, because as I crouched down to get a better view…..
The cute and fuzzy thing bared his cute and pointy teeth while letting out a low and primal growl. I’m all about self preservation, so I scooted the hell out of there.
This world is a dangerous place, I tell you.
My guess is that it’s a mink. Aidan thinks it’s an otter. So I’ll leave it up to you my brilliant readers to figure it out.
What’s your guess?
In a bizarre twist of fate, mom is for once in her life correct about something and apparently mink have anger issues.