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High Noon: Here Kitty, Kitty

"I often extol the virtues of Idaho, Boise and my neighborhood which happens to be at the wildlife crossroads of the Boise Front and the Boise River," writes Sisyphus, 43rd State Blues. "On Groundhogs Day I hit the greenbelt on my way to work and saw this critter walking casually towards me. She saw me coming and scooted across the dry ditch bed to see if anyone left some goodies on their back porch. It was about 15 degrees and this looked to be part of her regular route which I assume she usually took at night. She stayed clear of me but never rushed away from my presence, which was odd, since they tend to be very shy. I chalked that up to being cold and hungry." Sis has a bunch of other photos of his close encounter here.

Question: Have you ever had a close encounter with an Inland Northwest predator? Tell us about it.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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