Posted by: Waheeda Harris | October 9, 2012

Spotting wildlife

Hiking through the Bruce Peninsula, I was happy to get up close and personal with Mother Nature.

Winding my way through trails in different areas, I was happy to see different trees and flowers and especially the unique views of Georgian Bay.

For every hike I did, the topic of wild animals would come up – bears, coyotes, wolves, snakes – this is their habitat too, but alas I saw none of them.

My good friend dropped me off one night, and minutes later she saw a bear, slowly walking down the road – but me, no sightings.

Until we drove in the afternoon to Cabothead, to check out the lighthouse and walk around the area – and I got to see a chipmunk.

I usually get to see chipmunks, since the wee animal is still happily surviving in many big cities, including the one I live in.

But to see this wee chipmunk, at the side of a road, not afraid of a vehicle, was a surprise. It was as if the chipmunk wanted to see as much about us, as we did about him.

So there was my encounter with Canada’s wildlife, a couple of minutes watching a chipmunk on the side of a gravel road, observing us like he was watching a program on people.

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