About noon, when we were returning from a walk in the woods (called the haddock), I noticed a buzzard sitting on top of a post...so I snapped it's picture. Well...it was a lookout! When we got back to our camp, just around the corner, its buzzard friend was standing in our cooler clutching our hot dog weiners. All our meat and cheese was strung all over camp. Bummer!! We had purchased some of the prettiest porkchops I had ever seen for Maxey to grill for supper! One of them was left in the package over in the bushes, but it was very dirty. Maxey had just filled the cooler with ice so we could have iced tea all day. I think the fact that all the ice was dirty made me more sad than the loss of the porkchops. Maxey got back from his golf game shortly after we made our discovery. He said he was sure it was raccoons. I disagreed. I had SEEN the buzzard!!!! (which he informed me was a hawk...he said he could tell from the photo)
Well, sure enough (Maxey is NEVER wrong...it true!) we were all sitting around our campsite when we heard a rustle in the bushes.
Pickin's were pretty slim for supper, so Gail opened a box of Cracker Jacks. Hmm...Do you think it's humid in The Everglades?
Needless to say, I wasn't too thrilled to be hiking this trail! IT'S A KNOWN PANTHER CROSSING! I got pretty close to being obnoxious about not wanting to be there!!!!! (That's hard to believe, isn't it?)
I must admit the trail was postcard beautiful! But that sign seemed pretty serious to me.
The sign might have gotten Maxey and Gail's attention, too.
|An acorn even fell in my tea!|