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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.

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    Loved your blog and story - very interesting. I haven't heard of this place so I'll look it up. I love wild life.
    1202 days ago
    How delightful. It looks great there (or is it over one hundred there like it is here? I'm glad that wasn't a wild boar!!! That could have been dangerous. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Keep having fun AND sharing with us Spark Pals.

    Luv ya,
    1205 days ago
    definitely some excitement there!!
    1207 days ago
    Wow. What an adventure!
    1207 days ago
    Wow--My BIL would have shot it and had roast big. I love pig roasts. When we camped we had a pig roast for the Memorial Day weekend. Everyone would bring something for potlock, and the guys would roast the pig. Only one year, then they put a stop to it. I am glad you enjoyed your summer.
    1208 days ago
    I just watched the video (here at the library) ....those wild pigs are scary. Supposed to be mean..but, he is used to people, but still wouldn't want him lurking around! Quite the animals experiences you had while there! The bear would really be scary to me more than anything! Surprised they are down there, since most of the population is up north in Ocala and over on the west coast and panhandle areas.
    1208 days ago
    Thanks for sharing with us and letting me know you posted the blog and video. I will watch that later, I am on my way out the door soon. Just in to post my food and exercise quickly, then saw you sm. So glad you had a great time and love the RV! I will also answer your other sm later. Have a wonderful day! emoticon
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  • PICKIE98
    Interesting,, you must live out West, to have armadillos. We have bear, deer, moose, possum and raccoons.

    1208 days ago
    Oh I love to camp! Going tomorrow in a popup camper we picked up last year from an older couple who had maintained it so well. Super excited to take my grandson camping. Nature speaks to my spirit and soul. Hoping for good weather here in Michigan.
    1208 days ago
    Have fun
    1208 days ago
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