Turkeys circling a dead cat in the middle of the road, of a subdivision stirred up quite a chatter on social media today. Though they are not engaged in some dark ceremony – I like the think they are performing the Great Conjunction ceremony of the Dark Crystal, casting a spell upon the Cat Kingdom. It appeals to my ‘inner-Tim-Burtonesque’ sensibilities.
However, in reality, the boring but truthful explanation is more likely a predator/prey action. The turkeys saw the cat – being on their way of normal travel – as a potential threat and were just looking to see if it would ‘waken’ and become a real threat. So they just circled it to monitor its effect on the situation. No movement, they will eventually move on in their previous straight line formation. If movement … well, if that happens then WE’LL ALL run for the woods!! –O’fieldstream
A bright and beautiful afternoon on the Sheboygan River is always better with a friend and willing fish! But if you don’t have fish .. then a good friends are a fine substitute.
Karen Campbell and her husband, Jay and I met up with Dan Small; Dan Small Outdoors Radio and Wisconsin Outdoors PBS/TV; to ply the waters of the Sheboygan River, in search of steelhead, coho or king salmon. No tails were lifted this fine afternoon, but tantalizing hook-ups, bumps, sightings and imaginations were abundant; regular enough to keep spirits high.
Memories … this afternoon will be rehearsed often over the coming months and years. Good times last/linger/fill/savor – well and long.
No fish were harmed – only assumed prowess was proven more assumption than reality. But in the company of good friends or new-friends-who-become-good, little else matters.
It was a fine day to be alive. A fine day to be haunted by waters.