I gave a squirrel a pass. He looked kinda young, plus I didn't feel like cleaning him in the dark outside my house when I got home. wife sure wouldn't let me clean him in the kitchen sink. Walked down to the creek and halfway there I heard a LARGE animal coming towards me up the trail. Whatever is was I knew it was BIG and coming fast. I came around a bend drawing up my shotgun and found myself face to face with a horse (3 adults and a foal, to be exact). Have no clue where they came from, noone else in the family has horses. They didn't like my presence, so they turned and took off down the hill. I think I was as surprised as they were. Almost had some horse burgers.
Saw quite a few doe and fawns (in the distance). Finally made it to the creek and saw something moving in the duck pond. A nutria was swimming across. I let a couple of slugs loose at it, not sure if I got a good hit or not (that's a touch shot at 30 yds, standing with just a bead sight. I moved up closer to the creek and saw another nutria trying to figure out what all the noise and commotion was about. I shot at him and hit right under him. If you haven't ever seen a nutria do a triple lindy, I promise you that it is a sight to see. I swapped over to my 7 1/2 shot and hit him 2 more times. He finally went toes up and did the back stroke to the bottom of the pond.
I wouldn't consider the day a total loss. But I hope some cooler weather gets here before season ends. I would like to see some birds.
Edited by bull279 (10/15/15 09:15 PM)
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