When tracking bear, it is important to remember that there are hundreds of other wildlife opportunities that may arise. You may find a baby kingfisher, having waddled out of its cave. Or you may come across those sweet little tracks made by a passing fox looking for food.
Sometimes, however, you are lucky to enough to find something that everyone dreams about- (by everyone, I mean me and my assistants.)
Yes, the hound dog, using her exquisite nose and waiting for my command (HA!) left our trail of bear to find the next best thing- a deer carcass.
It was perfect, complete with all 4 legs and those fantastic articulating toes. Yes, deer have toes. The head still included furry ears and a sweet little tongue. Ah, the thrill of the hunt.
My assistants and I of course did the only logical thing- we gathered up our prize and brought it back to our lovely home. I know, this dreamy find may produce some jealousy. As I am sure that everyone wishes that they could have a full deer carcass in their front yard. I mean, who wouldn't want to be greeted by the 600lb dead animal when they get home from work. And, although I apologize for rubbing this in, who would not want one particular leg of the beast in their house when they get up in the morning.