Recently, a black bear was sighted on Cape Cod. This is a big deal because we don’t have bears here! (Another unadvertised perk!) Anyhow, the experts believe the bear swam across the Cape Cod Canal and walked from one end to the other. He was captured a few miles into his return trip, and (allegedly) returned to the wild on “the other side” of the bridge.
This event had me think about animals that make me nervous. Bears certainly make me nervous. They are big and often hungry when they are close to people. Hungry bears are aggressive. I wouldn’t want to mess with a hungry bear.
Bats make me nervous, too. Especially when they’re in my house. As the nasty rodent was flying around, all I could picture was it nesting in my hair!
Last year, shortly after the bat visit, a baby owl fell from it’s nest and was trapped in my backyard. I couldn’t go outside to rescue it myself, so I guess I’m afraid of owls. Especially baby owls, the size of a Mr. Potato Head.
As our country continues to consume, and build on the land that was once the habitats for many “wild” animals, it will become more common for humans to encounter wild life. I don’t think I like that. These creatures have scared me enough!
Which animals make you jumpy and nervous?
What what NaBloPoMo is all about? NaBloPoMo, created by the brilliant minds at BlogHer, is a month long blogging challenge to encourage you to write daily about a specific prompt. Today’s prompt was “Which animals make you jumpy and nervous?” Although sign ups to participate in this month’s Blog Roll have closed, the daily prompts are available here.