Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wildlife and such

On the way to church this morning we passed a flock of turkeys in the street and then saw a herd of cattle being driven down Main St. This was the second cattle drive down Main St. right in front of the JnR Hotel this week. It was great but it was a little late since we have mass at 8:30 am on Sundays. I lucky to have the camera with me and took a couple of shots. They are posted at The drive got hung up down the street near the Country Hearth. I guess the cattle smelled the bacon or the people watching scared them, most likely the later. From across the street on the corner I was able to zoom in on one in front of Golden's. You can see the fear in their eyes and I wasn't very close at all - a good 500' away. The drive was a real treat though because it isn't something you can see everyday. The first drive seemed much smaller because I almost completely missed it. It takes a while to get the sounds of the drive to register in the brain to look out the window to see there are animals & cowbows in the street going by. On the way back from church we saw a couple of geese grazing.

The squirrel hunters are doing well but they don't seem to be making much of a dent in the population. The squirrels are mutiplying just too fast.

The wildcats are getting a bit thick too. A jet black one has been seen on the Alturas side of Cedarpass. There was a nice picture of a regular one in Lake City. When the deer and livestock are gone who's next?

The rotary had their foundation dinner last night at the community church. If the chamber can modify one of the flyers a bit it will be great for the squirrel round up next year.