We finally saw a Sherman's Fox Squirrel, Sciurus niger shermani. My son spotted it darting across a cow pasture in Avon Park a couple weeks ago. I backed up so he could get a picture, but this is the best he could do. Can you see him on the right? I've been wanting to see one for a long time. Now I can add another critter to my life list.
The next thing I want to see in the wild is an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. You'd think with all the caching we've done, I'd have seen one by now, but nope!
Further down the road, I went to turn around to show my friend an old abandoned house in the woods, and this happened.
My friend, Susan, was yelling, "Don't do it! Don't do it!", but did I listen? Nooooo... so we got stuck.
Good and stuck. I tried to shove sticks underneath the tire to see if it would help, but it didn't.
Thankfully, a very nice man pulled over and offered to go home and get a strap to pull us out. I gratefully accepted and a few minutes later, we were pulled free! (I really need a 4X4)
So, if you ever find yourself in Avon Park, keep your eyes open for Fox Squirrels and DON'T GO OFF THE ROAD!
So now, according to Mr. Obama, we don't need to drill for oil if we just keep our tires inflated and engines tuned up. *Slapping my forehead* I never realized the solution to our fuel problems was so simple! This guy SO deserves to be our next president!