Just about each morning this pterodactyl† flies over our cottage and often lands in the tall ash tree by our upper pond.
The dogs think it is a blue heron and get quite excited. Their job is to keep it from landing in the pond and making off with our fish. They take this job very seriously but the pterodactyl keeps coming back morning in and morning out. I think it spends the rest of the day down in the marsh or perhaps over at Riddle Pond to the north of us where it hunts frogs.
One day earlier this summer the critter was late. I was on the phone at lunch time with a guy who had called from the Discovery Channel†† and all of a sudden there was this huge winged creature headed right for the glass door in front of me! I yelled out – I seriously didn’t think it was going to get over the roof. The guy on the phone said I made his day, that he was stuck in an office and there I was out on the mountain seeing the local wildlife. Being chased by dinosaurs more like it! Fortunately it cleared the cottage – amazing head on perspective.
So that is what happens up on Sugar Mountain when you least expect it.
Outdoors: 78°F/56°F Sunny, 2″ Rain
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/67°F
Daily Spark: Even pigs like bacon.
†Amazingly, the spell checker seems to know all its dinosaurs.
††No, I’m not dropping names.