Sunday, October 7, 2007

Hunting Season

Andy and I were up at 4:30 a.m. to go out and look for deer for opening season next week. We had a great time. We got out and situated before sunrise and saw tons of deer. The best were these two spikes that walked within 10 feet of us without noticing us (see photo). As you can tell they eventually did notice us and decided to investigate a little more, which meant snorting at us and staring. One even tried getting closer to us, but decided we were to scary and they ran off. It was a beautiful morning and we had a great time being together. As we were headed back to the truck we ran into this very interesting cricket. We both had never seen one before so of course we brought it home. After some research we think it is a Jerusalem cricket that is native to this area so we let him go. Hunting and science makes for a great time.


Jenn said...

That is one ugly cricket! I certainly would NOT have brought it home. YUCK!

Julie said...

That's a fun science project. I can picture Spencer wanting to take something like that home. He LOVES bugs. Unfortunately they usually don't survive an encounter with him. The other day he saw a spider and wanted to play with it and ended up rolling it into a little ball in his hand killing the little guy. Oh well, one less in the house right :).