Was sitting in the family room Monday morning and hubby yelled to me to quick turn around and look out the back door, quick before it left or the hounds started yelping at it.
"IT" turned out to be a Pheasant!
Yep, there was a female pheasant walking across our back deck.
I tried to get a photo but there are those blind-thingies inside the glass of our french doors....they louver open or close but you can't pull them up out of the way.
So the big white 'stripes' in these shots are the blinds.
Right after I snapped that shot, the beagles caught a whiff of the pheasant and it was instant chaos and bedlam in the house.lolol
That's the first pheasant I've ever seen around here. Use to see them lots around our old house in the Poconos, along with the deer, bear, turkeys, raccoons, possums, etc. The old house was in a largely undeveloped gated summer community bordered by a state forest and a state gamelands. We were lousy with critters!lol
Not so much lousy with 'em in the rural suburban area here on the mountain.