July – Have a Snappy Day

We’ve been having rain – LOTS of rain.  It has knocked down the corn in our garden, it has washed one of my zucchini plants right off it’s roots — and, apparently, it has disoriented the wildlife on our farm.

We woke to finding this “creature” trying to get into the pasture with the goats and the horse – headed in the wrong direction from the stream.  He was not happy when Chris came at him with a shovel to relocate him and latched on with the viciousness of a mouse trap.

Almost more than the shovel could bear, we got him turned around, gently set him in the creek pointed downstream and waved goodbye.  It was either that – or the stock pot.  And I don’t know how to make Snapper Soup.

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A hefty shovel-full, once we got him turned around and unlatched his jaw from the tip of the shovel.
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Back in the stream where he (or she) should be happy.
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Swimming off for parts unknown – I hope.

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