November 2, 2014

Horsing Around

SDP 11-2-14 
The tree where Ozzie and Harriet, the bald eagles, call home is actually located within a horse paddock in North Ft. Myers.  At any given time, you can see 2 to 24 horses standing around grazing.  Usually, they don't exhibit too much energy and just meander from one spot to another.  Well, last night was a different story. With the mercury dipping below 60, the chilly air must have made the horses frisky, because they were running around.  Half a dozen were galloping around the paddock chasing each other.  Dirt was flying!  Then they headed straight for me.  I was tucked safely on the other side of the fence, but -- wow -- to see these large, speedy animals racing right at you is something else.  They turned at the last second, hugged the fence line, and continued roaring around the pasture. While I was still in awe of that unexpected show, Ozzie suddenly soared onto the scene and tucked into the nest.  What a fun evening!  I'll catch you up on Ozzie and Harriet and the live camera feed soon.  

8 comments:

Birdman said...

Coming to get you!

Brian King said...

Very cool photo! I live in the heart of horse country so I get to see them all the time.

We are: Clamco said...

Wow! How exciting! It's really really cold today in Alabama and the thermostat in my house says it's 67. Yowza! Maybe I should run around the paddock a few times. lol.

Kay said...

Whoa! Great shot! I'd be very happy to be tucked behind a fence for this one.

Michelle said...

What a great shot!

Jack said...

I think I might have been a scaredy pants!

Lois said...

They were definitely feeling their oats!

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