Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Around Town & Out Here...
This is the story of adventure from Saturday. Three trucks drove past our house on Saturday morning at a high speed. One slams on his brakes and backs up just as fast, to the corner field. But not so far I could not see what was happening. I see them let a man out with a rifle. This man squats down with his gun by the power pole. The truck drives off, this man starts walking with his gun closer to my neighbors yard but still across the road.. Well you know what the authorities tell us..if you see something unusual call the law. So I called the sheriff's dept. They say they will send someone out. I go look out and the man is gone. Then I am sweeping the porch after I see the sheriff go down the road. A truck pulls up and says...we are hunting coyotes, thought I'd let you know. I asked him, "hunting coyotes on the road? Where's the fellow with the rifle,?" He says it was a shot gun. Then they drive off.
On my way to town I see that truck on the road parked. So I drive up and ask, "Have you lost something? I see you found the man with the gun. " The fellow says," we have twelve dogs and some are still out." I explain why I called the law and he says they all understood. I told him I heard the dogs in the woods across from my house. ...I drive off and go into town. Go to the grocery and the library.
On my way home, I think I won't go the same way home...but I see on the next road that truck is pulled over by the DNR. I turn back and go the way I went before ..so as not to be involved in any of that.
I start carrying in my groceries and all three trucks drive by my house and honk their horns and the fellows all wave...The last truck stops and it's two young kids. I asked if they were old enough to be driving, my gosh. Well the driver was 24, he said and his little brother was about 13. They had found their dogs. They were sorry they let the fellow out with the gun and not said anything to the people in our area, about what they were doing.
Now I am not stupid...I know they should never have been on the road walking with a gun. This is not an isolated place . I know darn good and well , I was not the only one concerned. There's a probation officer two houses down and a city policeman lives on the corner. We all look out for each other out here. I'll be honest, I can't for the life of me understand how a group of grown men think they can hunt coyotes on private land, carry guns down the road and drive like they were. Beyond me. That's my adventure from the weekend.
Hope your day is a nice one. XO