I’ve known for a long time that I have interlopers in my woods at Roundrock. I’ve often seen signs of them when I visit: matted grass and tire tracks left in the mud, rearranged things, and at this time of the year, photos of strange trucks taken by the game cameras.
And I know that hunters are avid about finding great spots for hunting deer. So it isn’t surprising to me to find some pix of interloping trucks on the game cameras, but this has to be the strangest truck I’ve ever seen make its way into my woods during deer season:
The road needs improvement; it’s especially bad in some places, and a big machine like that can turn an otherwise passable bit of road into a bowl of gumbo, which it did. The road across my neighbor’s pasture is a rutted mess on a dry day, but now it is a sloppy, rutted mess, best taken at a run just so you can plow through on momentum. The nimble Prolechariot made it through, but Pablo can dither no longer. I must hire someone to repair the road, get some loads of gravel delivered, and spread it around. All I need is money and some sustained dry weather.
I don’t suppose the fellow driving that truck above surprised any deer, arriving in that big, noisy thing.
Also, sadly, the game camera I had set up at the entrance was pointed too much at the sky, as you can see, so I didn’t get many good shots from it. The other camera, deeper in the forest did snap 122 photos, and some of them are even worth posting.
- Red admiral butterflies search for overwintering sites.