Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Wild Life Of Trucking

I always like seeing wildlife while I'm traveling, especially when they don't come in direct contact with my vehicle.

The place we deliver has three groups of animals that are always roaming the grassy areas that flank the roads on the facility.  They're obviously used to seeing people because they are not afraid of vehicles, horn honks, or crazy trucker chicks yelling out the window at them to smile for the camera.

The animals we see most often, in large numbers, are deer and wild turkeys (which actually honk back if you honk your horn at them).  They're curious and rarely run off. Sometimes they dart along next to the truck before heading out into the wooded area.

We've also seen armadillos.  Armadillos!!  I tried to get a picture of an armadillo last week but he was shuffling through the grass - quite quickly to my surprise - in the opposite direction.  I'll have to try again next time.

Other cute creatures I've seen in the trucking wild are elk, deer, bald eagles, caribou, moose, bears (I hit one once, in Northern California), buffalo or bison, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, miniature ponies, zebras, plow horses, regular horses, coyotes.

Boy, what a menagerie!

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Special Order

2015: Clooney Was Not At The End Of The Pier
2014: Where They Build Palaces Out Of Corn
2013: Modern Market Girl
2012: A Berry Good Time
2011: Traveling Through Mountain Ranch
2010: Backroads
2009: If Only I Could Fit All Of This Information On A Bumper Sticker…
2008: Gambling Haze
2007: Published
2006: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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