The first visitor I saw was when I was walking on the path to the east of the cabin. I’m heading one way and this big ol’ painted turtle was coming the other way. I thought it was pretty cool that it was using the path too. I think it was heading back to the pond.
Besides the birds, squirrels and chipmunks that are around here most of the day, we had a visit from a small bear last night. While it was cleaning out the bird feeder, a deer came by to have a little evening snack. She didn’t see the bear right away, but took off like a flash when it moved in her direction. This blurry picture is taken from inside.
The bear hung around until I decided it was time to scare it away. But that was after we got a close up picture of it on the trail cam.
Here’s some of the other evening visitors.
And another visit from the bear. This was after he dug up an ant hill on our lawn. Sheesh! Jim had to scare him away and hopefully he’ll go out and find some blueberries, raspberries or other natural bear food out there in the big woods.