Winston was excited because there were toads everywhere on the woods floor. He LOVES frogs, but he doesn't really like toads. I don't know if they taste bad or pee in his mouth, but they DO hop and that's fun when you are a hunter. (Side note: Frogs are fun to hunt because they can be squished and yet still play! It's harder to hurt a frog than say a chipmunk.)
Well, frustration was getting the best of me and I was tired of W pulling me every which way to get the toads. I decided we should just go home and try again another time. I was guiding Winston up the hillside when a small bird flew up from the ground near us, perched in the branches overhead and looked down.
An Eastern Screech Owl!
|It looked curious about us at first...|
|...and then it looked kind of annoyed!|
|I was about 10 feet directly under it at one point too. |
What a cutie! :)
It totally made my night!