Mudcat Café message #1809012 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93385   Message #1809012
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
13-Aug-06 - 04:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: Women In The Outdoors
Subject: RE: BS: Women In The Outdoors
I was in the out of doors last night very late. My pit bull started the most unusual barking and yipping and circling and jumping--she looked, in the moonlight, to be enchanted by the moon, as if she wanted to leap up and catch it.

I headed out the back door, barefoot and in a sleep shirt with my very bright flashlight--not exactly the best uniform to meet the unknown--and shown it on her and then up to the electrical wire that crosses my back yard back toward the creek. There perched on the wire was a big fat opossum, staring down into the yard at the leaping dog.

The hose was handy so I screwed on the nozzle, turned it on full force, and aimed at the dog. She moved out of range, but still was focused on the animal 25' in the air. So I nailed him also. He scooted quite nimbly across the wire, then the next-door-neighbor's crape myrtle sagged and heaved as he climbed down into the field behind her fence. That damned possum had been teasing my dog. She did look pretty amazing out there when I first looked out the window to see what the fuss was about. :)