Monday, March 24, 2014
A New Tandy Hills Hoodoo With A Crow Mad At A Bobcat & Pesky Flies
A new shape and it appears a new Hoodoo is sprouting to the north of the main Hoodoo.
After I photo documented the new Hoodoo I found myself suddenly confronted by a very upset crow, making extremely loud crow cawing noises.
A few seconds later I saw what had the crow so upset.
A bobcat suddenly leapt out from the trail which leads to the Hoodoo from the west.
The bobcat saw me and did a quick u-turn, running back from whence it came. I followed, hoping to take a picture, but the bobcat was long gone.
I think today was the first time I've had a bobcat encounter on the Tandy Hills. I may be forgetting one.
I had other wildlife encounters today on the Tandy Hills, with those wildlife encounters being extremely annoying.
I do not recollect ever being bugged by bugs on the Tandy Hills.
It was being like a mild version of a late summer high country hike in the North Cascades, where biting deer flies can make hiking miserable, unless one douses oneself in bug spray.
I don't know if it was biting flies which I found myself repeatedly swatting. I do know they looked like a small version of a deer fly. And I don't believe I suffered any bites.
I don't remember if I've mentioned it before, but my location in North Texas is way less buggy than my old location in Western Washington. I don't believe I have had a single mosquito bite since I have been in Texas. I never went a summer in Washington without a mosquito bite. My last mosquito bite occurred the last time I was in Washington, in Tacoma, summer of 2008.
If this fly infestation continues to be a pest on the Tandy Hills I think I may be cutting back on my hill hiking.