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I had an experience that sticks with me to this day. All my posts so far are pics. I didn't have a camera with me this day so after the encounter I ran into the house and wrote down all I could remember. I was shook up to say the least. Please forgive my writing style and enjoy. Friday, August 19, 2011 Terror in the North Woods It was a normal kinda day in the forest, but the guy that came from the city to the great superior forest was unaware of the erie events which were to plague him that day. (This don't sound like a love story does it!) The weather was normal for that late summer day. Anything could happen rain, snow, wind anything. OK Ok I'll get on with it. The Young Good looking man from Ohio had been working around the house when the night sky had begun to come into focus. Unaware of the danger that was to change his cocky attitude forever.His knowledge of odd construction habits had led him to the pile of lumber that was at the lake.While sorting through the cutoff lumber he noticed the ducks that were swimming at the dock had begun to move to deeper water, in a hurry! This city boy wasnt't even concerned.Then it happened,he turned and began back up to the house. Not more than a few steps had been taken when he noticed the timber wolf standing in front of him.This wolf had not a bit of surprise in his eyes, but the city boy,,,,,,,,,,well that was another story. He had heard stories of what to do when attacked by a bear, but was not prepared to lay down and play dead. (I would have felt like this animals lunch) In a loud voice I asked this tall grey Lanky guy "What do you want?" the effort was to let him know I was not afraid, even though I did have concerns for my health at that moment.He looked at me for five to ten seconds turned and jogged away. I wished that I had the camera. That was my only regret! To be within ten feet of this animal has left me to wonder just why this animal had exposed its self in such a careless manner. Now that all is done, I sincerly believe that this creature, that was about as big as me, must have been completely terrorized by my fierce actions. Thus came the title, "Terror in the North Woods."

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More from shaffcal

I had an experience that sticks with me to this day. All my posts so far are pics. I didn't have a camera with me this day so after the encounter I ran into the house and wrote down all I could remember. I was shook up to say the least. Please forgive my writing style and enjoy. Friday, August 19, 2011 Terror in the North Woods It was a normal kinda day in the forest, but the guy that came from the city to the great superior forest was unaware of the erie events which were to plague him that day. (This don't sound like a love story does it!) The weather was normal for that late summer day. Anything could happen rain, snow, wind anything. OK Ok I'll get on with it. The Young Good looking man from Ohio had been working around the house when the night sky had begun to come into focus. Unaware of the danger that was to change his cocky attitude forever.His knowledge of odd construction habits had led him to the pile of lumber that was at the lake.While sorting through the cutoff lumber he noticed the ducks that were swimming at the dock had begun to move to deeper water, in a hurry! This city boy wasnt't even concerned.Then it happened,he turned and began back up to the house. Not more than a few steps had been taken when he noticed the timber wolf standing in front of him.This wolf had not a bit of surprise in his eyes, but the city boy,,,,,,,,,,well that was another story. He had heard stories of what to do when attacked by a bear, but was not prepared to lay down and play dead. (I would have felt like this animals lunch) In a loud voice I asked this tall grey Lanky guy "What do you want?" the effort was to let him know I was not afraid, even though I did have concerns for my health at that moment.He looked at me for five to ten seconds turned and jogged away. I wished that I had the camera. That was my only regret! To be within ten feet of this animal has left me to wonder just why this animal had exposed its self in such a careless manner. Now that all is done, I sincerly believe that this creature, that was about as big as me, must have been completely terrorized by my fierce actions. Thus came the title, "Terror in the North Woods."

Another Neighbor (pine marten)

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My little friend

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