Fate and I. June 23rd, 2012
I have my cowgirl hat on and my 12 gauge shotgun.
The shotgun is not a "prop", It is an important item of survival here.
9 years ago, I had this very same shotgun aimed at a medium sized Blackbear [ about 300 pounds.]
I was unhooking a trailer that I had brought down with me at around 6:00AM and there he was.... Standing there looking at me.
He could not have been there more than 5 minutes before I saw him because my truck had Physically been on that spot he was standing at that time as I was turning around.
I'm glad he wasn't really hungry that day
because I would not have made it to the cab of my truck to grab the shotgun in time.
However, I did. And I had the bear In my sights I could have killed him easily at that point as he was only about 50 feet away from me.
He turned and walked uphill into the woods, I was soooooo glad that he did.
This was only about 150 feet from where I am actually sitting here, but 9 years ago this property didn't look anything like this at the time.
Heck,there wasn't even a pond here then.
Anyway, this is a pic of me and my trusty dog Fate.