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A night visitor

January 6th, 2018 by jomo

I was asleep in a hammock in the middle of the night at my Dad’s fishing lease on the Devil’s River in West Texas, when I was awakened by some animal rattling the bushes near my head. I fumbled around for the flashlight, found it and turned it on. The batteries were so weak that it gave off feeble light only a little better than the previous darkness. I saw there was some dark mass on the right side of my hammock, now near the far end, but I couldn’t tell what it was…some big bush that hadn’t been there earlier? A large tumbleweed, although they didn’t grow around there and there was no wind? Then the thing moved a bit, and its round face came into view, looking mildly back at me over its right shoulder – a porcupine! The only time, however dimly, I ever saw one alive on the ground.

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