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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Detective In Me Worked Overtime

The banker's donkeys have not come to the fence to see us since I took this picture. They were friendly that day but must not have been impressed. Saturday when we were looking for a cow and her calf that should have been born we were driving in the pasture toward the highway and saw a car parked in the bar ditch with it's emergency flashers on. When they saw John's truck driving their way they took off. Then I saw a hole dug next to the fence. It wasn't a large swimming pool size hole like bulls dig when they fight. It wasn't a small varmit hole either. So I pondered on it and yesterday ask John to drive by the hole to see if those people in the car buried something there. Hole? What hole he says? So we drove down the fenceline until I found it. He got out to look in it. He said it wasn't dug with a shovel. It is either coyotes chasing a varmit or a badger. Well! Guess I won't have to call the sheriff's department to report bones after all. We went to the back forty looking for the cow and calf. We found the cow but not the calf but she had been nursed so she had the calf hid. She knew where it was but we didn't and she didn't give us a clue. As we stopped for John to search the distance with the binoculars we spotted a wild turkey gobbler doing his dance for a hen. Then off to the north we could see a few wild hogs rooting. The cow will probably bring her baby up to the herd in a few days.

13 comments:

garnett109 said...

Tom was doing his turkey trots

Tabby said...

I love the picture! Seems like you always have adventures.

Carlene Noggle said...

Hey Paula...you don't reckon they did bury something and the "varmits" dug it up do you??? Sorry, I read alot of fiction and watch alot of 48 hours! lol
love,
carlene

Missy said...

I'm glad there wasn't any bones in that hole lol!

*HUGS*

jack69 said...

good thing you did not find bones. Oh the paperwork and interviews! IF it was a rich man's bones, you would have been on Oprah. WOW, Or it could have been.... oh well. No bones!
I have watched Peacocks do their dance, I did not know turkeys did. I mean Wild Turkeys. I have saw a lot of men (turkeys) do those dances. HA!
Good entry, hope the wild hogs don't find the calf before mama gets her to the herd.
Jack & Sherry

jack69 said...

Carlene may be on to something there!
Jack

Sheila said...

Still makes you wonder why they were stopped there...huh...Take care, Sheila

Gerry said...

What a detective does not run onto when her curiosity is aroused. I envy you these rides in the country on a long slow day. This afternoon is Farmers Market so I might stroll over there. But I doubt it will be as interesting as the Texas country side with a born detective searching for stories to write. Gerry

Lynne said...

Kind of worrisome an animal was trying to dig their way into the cow territory. Hopefully, the calf will stay safe.

Shirl 72 said...

You need to apply for your Detective License
Your life is sure not dull.

Shirl

I Have Tea said...

You have an adventure all the time - I'm jealous, and really glad you didn't find bones in that hole. LOL

Martha said...

Sure glad there were no bones in the hole Paula! Have a great weekend! :-)

jack69 said...

Just browsing, and remembered the donkey pictures. I like that one it is a good shot. I look and look, there are expressions there. I just cannot label them.
Jack & Sherry