Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cold moves in.
The cold air mass that the Weather Channel has been talking about, arrived last night. At 4:30 this morning it was crystal clear outside and 22 degrees.
I went for a drive yesterday through the woods. I know all the old forest service roads and I enjoy just getting out and driving out there without any destination in particular. Came around a corner to where there's a big creek. Most of these you just ford, but this particular one is so deep there's an old railroad tie bridge. There were two Sheriff's Department patrol cars there, some old guy on a four wheeler, and a DNR truck.
You never see anyone out there. One of the Deputies was in the middle of the bridge with a big scowl on his face, and two others were staring down in the water by the base of the bridge. I figured it was another drug killing.
I stopped and Deputy Friendly came up to the window. I didn't recognize the guy. He said "you know who's killing these deer?" I asked what deer he was talking about. He told me to take a look. Someone had killed three good sized does and just dumped them off the bridge. It was pretty sick and I could see why the guy was mad. I also realized they probably wondered why I was tooling around out there in the middle of the deep forest. I told the Deputy I had no idea who would do that, but if I heard anything I'd let them know (and I would.) They let me go on across the bridge.
Sometimes I wonder what's next. There doesn't seem to be much of a limit to what some people will do. I can't , for the life of me, think why someone would randomly kill deer, or why they would go to the trouble to haul the dead deer to the bridge and throw them in the creek. I don't understand a lot of what goes on up here though, nothing new about that.