One of the absolute best things about living in a rural location is the visitors that drop by unexpectedly. One such visitor is below. You're just not going to see a beautiful guy like this living in the city!
He wandered into the yard one afternoon and was kind enough to hang about for a photo op... from about 20 yards away.
Over the course of about ten minutes I snapped over 140 pictures of this guy as he rummaged around for greens to eat.
Rest assured, I had my rifle with me in case he chose to be a dumbass, but that wasn't an issue. He looked around for me but never figured out where I was, and I was still and quiet so that he quickly went back to feeding.
Just a wonderful sight!
Visitors like this guy are a regular occurrence. The dogs don't like them much, and the bears don't like the dogs either, so I don't get to see them as much as I'd like. Usually it's a barking dog that alerts me that the visitor is even there... for an instant!
Rural life is wonderful, I gotta say.