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Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

The bag on his shoulders grew heavier with each passing minute and his breath came in ragged gasps. Where was the way out of these cursed woods? Something howled in the distance and the man flinched. Was it a wolf? Were there even wolves in this area? He hurried onward but froze when the stars winked out as a grey shape passed over him on silent wings. He felt the owl’s golden eyes settle on him. The thumping in his chest was like thunder in his ears. Then light filtered through the trees. Could it be… Moving forward again he finally saw the crossing that would take him and his loot to safety.

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Once again he had made his escape.

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Posted in Animals, Nature, Photo, Six Word Saturday

Empty Nest Syndrome

My Saturday in six words:

WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, LITTLE ONES?

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The day after I shot these photos, the nest was empty. I don’t know whether they have flown off or if some predator bird got them. There were no feathers at the crime scene. My cat is innocent, that’s for sure. The weather has been so bad that he hasn’t gone outside for days.

How long do turtledoves stay in the nest, does anyone know? Is it possible they are still safe? I’d like to think so…

Have a safe weekend!

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