Over the years I've watched red tail hawks sit in the tree above me. Wild turkeys have flown in just a bit before dusk, sounding like the whole forest was crashing down. Lizards have leapt across the blind to nab a spider descending on a thread. And OH!
Coons, bobcats and foxes have all walked past and under me.
Armadillos have come out and met doom. (Yes, we
I'm certain a lot of these critters have looked into the stand wondering what was making such an awful racket. Falling asleep in a deer stand is not a problem. It's a privilege.
Today, a first.
Today, a tiny wasp (well, wasp-shaped) zoomed in one window of the blind and out another. Repeatedly. Dozens of times.
It regularly flew up to me, then zoomed up and down, checking me out. I am not kidding. In one window. Up to me and a zoom from shoulder to foot.
(Me anthropomorphisizing? Were you there listening to this wasp? Didn't think so.)
Then he zoomed out. A few minutes later, he was back. In & out. Finally, he perched on the one of the blind windows.
Using his best Georgia State Trooper voice, he cocked a couple of hundred eyes back and me and said "Aaight. I'm
I outweighed this tiny insect about a
This is one reason why I so enjoy deer hunting.
Here's another reason. About 5:45 a yearling walked out and accepted my 50