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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Our New Neighbor

Itch-Kep-Pe, Columbus, Montana

This is the closest campsite to us.  It is directly across the camp road.  They arrived at 2:20 a.m.  Yes, in the dark middle of the night.  They went about setting up the tent by flashlight and I finally went back to sleep at three to the sound of tent stakes being pounded into the ground.  The next morning I was surprised to see the size of the tent.  They eventually crawled out from bed near noon and set up the rest of camp meaning the shade structure and the shower tent.  It is a couple from Tennessee and they appear to be in their fifties.  It seems they are pretty experienced campers.  Just why arriving at that hour is beyond me.


 Beans and I found this little yellow bird on our walk one morning.  Looked like it go hit by a car.  We brought it home and Beans had fun tossing it about, feathers flying everywhere.  
That lasted for about ten minutes.


I like to go for a morning walk down the road that connects the two halves of the park.  The local golf course is off to the side.  That is where I took this photo of a bird who couldn’t care any less about me.  On one such morning walk a pit bull came out after me from a camp.  I’ll not go into detail what transpired afterwards but needless to say I was very unnerved and quit with my walks down there.  Two days later I observed the rectal orifices leaving so I could now safely resume my morning walks.



5 comments:

  1. Love the last sentence it summed those people up a treat, in fact there are few of them around here

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  2. I'm wondering why they set up at that hour, I would have timed my arrival for a more decent time, with lots of daylight. And why so close to someone else? I would think camping would include being as far as possible to other campers, at least for me it would be.

    Poor birdy, but Beans at least enjoyed it for a while.

    Why in the world would people let their dog run around? Especially if they are prone to go after people. SMH!

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    1. The only part I can answer is that camping is in designated sites only. That is why we like our spot as there are no sites to either side of us. Just across the road where they are and over by my swimming hole. They are quiet and usually gone all day. Good neighbors. As for the dog part, dogs are to be on a leash at ALL times here. People are idiots.

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  3. A lovely Kingbird posing for you.

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    1. Kingbird! That’s it. I couldn’t think of what it was. Thanks T

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