Where the wild things are at 5am.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I have started preparing for the 5K Color Me Rad run I’ve signed up for. A few weeks ago, I was out at my usual 5am, when I saw a couple of Jackrabbits race across the street in front of me. Cute, interesting yes, but it also reminded me that while I live in a city there is a wildlife corridor not too far from my house, and I’ve seen coyotes wandering the city streets in the early mornings.
Being a country kid, having grown up on an actual farm and playing in wooded areas, I know the last thing I want to be doing when I come across a coyote or bobcat is run. Running makes me prey.
I’ve had that scenario in the back of my head in the mornings; what will I do if I happen to run into a wild –beasty that’s bigger then a rabbit.
Tuesday morning, I was on my way back to my house at 5:30am, when out of the corner of my eye I saw a wild creature leap from the shrubs after me!!!!
I proceeded to leap into the air and screech......which caused the poor, tan tabby-cat, that had darted from the bush and was crossing the street behind me, to come very close to having a kitty coronary.
In all fairness, he scared me first!
We parted ways; him scurrying away from the insane woman and me feeling rather embarrassed and relieved that it was so early and no one saw my less then dignified reaction to a 10lbs house cat.