A Hunting Story

Slowly I walk the old mining road being careful not to kick a stone or snap a random twig under my heavy boot. I’m swallowed up by the cool mists that hang onto the abandoned strip mine. I know that he’s out here somewhere. The moist air carries a musky scent but I can’t really tell where it’s coming from. I know that his instincts are to stay in the low gaps between the rolling hills. He’ll be just inside the threshold of the forest edge at the far end of the field. The rustling of leaves somewhere to my left catches my attention and I freeze in my tracks. If I stand still enough he’ll t think that I’m just another bush on the ridge line. I dare not turn my head. He’s nearsighted but even the slightest movement will give me away. I can hear my heart pounding with excitement and my hands are beginning to tremble a little. I have to calm down. His finely tuned ears can hear my heartbeat even at this range. His ears rotate back and forth like the sweep of a radar tower. He’s trying to triangulate my position. I knows I’m too close for comfort. I strain my peripheral vision to catch a glimpse as he sniffs the air. He knows that he’s not alone. The firm thump of a hoof breaks the silence. Through the fog we’re just an odd shadow to each other. He lowers his head and stomps the ground one more time. It’s just a bluff but I slowly slide my finger across the safety switch on my rifle. That was my mistake. The metallic click was all that was needed to confirm his suspension and in a single bound he vanishes into bush. I wade through waist deep broom sedge trying to pick up his trail but it’s a fruitless effort. He’s outsmarted me again and I’ll return to camp with only the story of the one who got away.

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Hello Friends and thank you for your support of my page. If you have enjoyed the photos or the writings please let me know by commenting and sharing my work on your social media. I also want to invite you to Follow Lloyds Lens Photography on Facebook

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Recently, I’ve been made aware that many of my posts on Facebook are being buried in the feed. So, if you don’t want to miss a post then you can sign up for email alerts on my website at the bottom of theWelcome Page

Visit My Website

Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Forgotten Harvest 2” and is available for purchase by using the Contact Form on my website.(Note, I do not share or sale contact information.EVER)

4X6 is $5.00

5X7 is $10.00

8X10 is $15.00

Some cropping may be necessary for certain sizes.

Ring this bell to order prints or schedule portraits

I’m also available for portraits by appointment. Use the Contact Form or message me on Facebook for details.

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