Camping with wildlife
Monday, July 25, 2016
We went camping in our new to us RV/ Travel Trailer. We traded in our 17 foot for a larger one. Though it is a year younger than the one we traded in, it seems older. Maybe because the previous owners did not treat her as well as we treated ours. But that's another story.
SO we took her out to test drive her. We went to Blue Spring State Park. Gorgeous place.
Our first walk on our trip we ran into a big pig. We were taking the dogs down to the Springs. They are not allowed in the swimming area, but you can walk them around the park. The image is shaky becuse I also had little Rocky on a leash while I was trying to video tape it. It becomes clear at the end. The pig is immune to people I guess. He or she is just walking around with all the picnickers. Probably hoping for food. I noticed this a few times at the park with other creatures. Such as a Armadillo who waddled out from under our camper stopped a foot from my chair, looked up to me, and then continued to waddle back into the woods.
There was a snake on the foot path, also in no rush to get away from us, but did eventually at a leisurely pace. We watched large Gar fish in the stream, move from people, but other wise just float around. At our camp site we had a pair of cardinals, and a baby woodpecker.
At night we were visited by a family or families of Raccoons. Prints everywhere. There was also a huge print which must have been the bear. We had two coolers with ice and soda outside. They were sideways and had big teeth-marks in both of them. Too big for a Raccoon and a Raccoon would just open the cooler with their little hands.
Yes, it was a fun time. We were only gone for three nights, and we miss it already.