Monday, July 06, 2009
Okay, not quite on the order of Yeti sighting, but still...
I was pretty excited when I was fishing with my new rod and reel and cast across the little cove on the lake and saw a dark brown critter darting in and out of the rocks. I thought it was a ferret, but I didn't know if that was an indigenous critter here.
Anyway, turns out it WAS a weasel-like creature and it came around the cove all the way over to us, making its way by ducking in and out of the loosely tumbled boulders on the bank. It came to a rock by my foot, and was just about 2 feet away from me. It was amazingly cute. It seemed curious. Suddenly it scampered back around the cove and I regained my senses and took out my cell phone to snap a pic. Yeah, it's just a smudge on the pic, but I know I got a picture of the Yeti, and the Yeti knows...
It was a beautiful day, overcast, and cooler than yesterday's 107. Had a grand time and saw an unexpected critter. I'm loving my fab new rod and reel. More later...
Posted by phlegmfatale at 12:35 AM
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A "yeti" otter? I can't tell by the picture.
He's not going to make it to the Fuck you, Penguin site until you get a better camera.
'Twas a good day then!
I think it's a long tailed weasel, which is native to Texas. From what I read, they are about the size of a ferret and have the same natural curiosity.
I've never seen a weasel, but that doesn't mean they're not around. I've seen red foxes and beavers(go ahead with the comments. I know it's too much to resist.) within a few miles of my house, so the possibility exists there might be a weasel or two, exluding politicians, of course.
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