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Friday, October 26, 2012

Saved By a Fence

Ever road hunted before?

South Dakota pheasants
are pretty smart...

they start out here....

in the ditches
and along the roadside
where it's legal to shoot them...

then they land
in Mr. Farmer's field
where they know they're safe

Do you see them?

Do you see them yet?....

they're heading for the safety
of another fence...

they aren't sure if 
Mr. Hunter knows the 
rules or not,
so just in case...

they cackle
 (that's pheasant talk for "Run For Your Life!")
and start to fly way out 
to the middle of 
Mr. Farmers corn field.

Another close call for Mr. Pheasant!

We'll get'em next time Max!

("He hates hunting with me,
my camera doesn't shoot 
real bullets, and he never
gets to retrieve!")

Have a great Friday my friend,

linking with Jan and Jer's
Lisa and Nancy 
for Rural Thursday
hop over and join us!


Lynne said...

Great post . . . cheers for the pheasant, (this time).

Love your MAX photo . . . gorgeous, handsome boy!

Judy said...

He may not get to retrieve, but he does get a good long walk, and maybe roll in something while you are busy. Or that is what my dogs do...
I love that first capture, looking up toward the top of the hill!!

Karen said...

Smart pheasants, even though you were only trying to take a picture! We don't have that many pheasant around here, just their really big, gawky bird-cousins, turkeys. Soooo many turkeys, unbelievable. And no one seems to hunt them.

And you've had snow already......oh, groan. I'm not looking forward to that. We were in the 70's Wednesday and Thursday and then the cold front came through last night and hello 45 degrees. But at least the sun is shining. Good luck with the house siding...we're still trying to get some mortaring done this fall, too. Let's hope the Canadians keep all the snow this year, ha!! I feel the same way about it as Max does, love that photo.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty smart for a pea-brained bird!

It's me said...

Happy weekend darling...love Ria...xxx..

Lea said...

A fun post for Friday's Fences!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea's Menagerie

Ana Eugénio said...

really smart birdies. I'm glad they figured that out ;) happy Friday. xxo

p.s. I'm your new follower :)

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos . Max is soo handsome . I think the game birds some times get smart about being hunted lol Have a good weekend !

Melinda said...

Those birds sound pretty smart to me.

Snow? Not ready for that yet.


M :)

Marie said...

Lovely post! The pheasants are hiding in a pretty place!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, they really are hard to catch. almost invisible. that is wild. good for them i guess. lovely views. (:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your post reminded me of several years ago when we were driving through South Dakota and kept seeing the pheasants on the roadside and in the ditches--I guess for that time of the year, they knew they were safe! I'd not thought of that in a long time--Thanks for reminding me of a good memory! :-)

I hope you're doing well, and I hope you have a good weekend!

Tricia Hays said...

Fly, fly for your life! Cool shots... no pun intended! LoL! =)

Jan n Jer said...

Great photos...love the song too!!! I have it on my Ipod!!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Our populations have been way down the past few years -- so glad you were able to "shoot" one. :)

barb said...

cheers for the birds!

AllyJo said...

A fun sweet post. Made me feel like I was there! And I want to pet that dog. Take care.

Dianne said...

go pheasants! :)

Max is beautiful

Cheryl said...

I used to try to convince my dad to shoot game with a camera. Never worked.

Your dog is adorable.

Thanks for sharing with Your Sunday Best this week.

Lighthousegal said...

Great photos, not only of the pheasants, but the scenery too.
Beautiful dog!
Happy Sunday!

cherry said...

poor Max ..lol smart birds.. Beautiful pictures.
hugs, Cherry