Friday, July 03, 2020

Deer Deer Everywhere

Yet another chapter in our quest to visit every state park and historic site in Missouri was about to unfold.










My copilot was keeping an eye out for trouble.








Saw a ton of deer at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The deer were super tame, which makes sense because this is the most popular state park in Missouri, with over 2.5 million visits in 2017.




If I was amazed by the amount of deer I was seeing up close, I was completely mind blown by seeing this fawn nursing. These deer are more accustomed to being near people than I am.








I thought this deer was kind of funny because it was pretty much trapped behind a bathroom building. I imagined what its reaction would be if I just ran at it. 










We were walking along a rather narrow path and I finally got my deer showdown. It was walking towards us and then stopped when it noticed us. Would it just turn around? Or try to squeeze by us somehow? Nope. It decided just leap up a cliff that I had thought was too high and steep. Put me to shame.
















Our campsite was literally crawling with centipedes.





I caught a glimpse of armadillo run into the brush. I think this is the first time I've ever seen one that wasn't roadkill.




Tightwad I think we can all agree is the best named city in Missouri. And its population is 69? Come on.