This time though, we were in for a real treat. We were about five miles into the forest, driving along. Mike and I were in deep conversation about some conspiracy theories, which is normal for us. As we came around the corner, about forty to fifty feet in front of us, I saw something jump onto the road from the right. I immediately slammed on my breaks, and came to a complete stop. What was awesome, was right in front of us was the biggest lynx cat I had ever seen. Now I had only seen one before, and that was driving home in the middle of the night, so I didn’t get too good of a glimpse of it. But here we were. 11 o’clock in the morning, and here is this gorgeous wild cat standing right in front of my truck. We were just amazed, watching this gorgeous silver and black cat with its cropped tail, whispy cheeks and pointed ears staring right back at us. It was the closest I’ve ever been to a wild cat in the forest. At least that I know of. Cats are stealthy, so as many times as I’ve been in the forest, who knows how many big cats have watched me, and I haven’t even seen them? It’s probably happened a few times. But I’ll never know.
Here’s this beautiful lynx, right there, standing, staring back at us right in the middle of the road. At that point, I know I have to get a picture of this big kitty. You know this is what amazes me about the human brain? Hundreds, if not thousands of times I have grabbed my phone to take a quick picture. Whether it’s something funny my son is doing or just something amazing to try and capture, like the northern lights, I’m always able to capture those. But sometimes our brains go to mush, like mine did, and I was fumbling and bumbling to get my iPhone out of ‘lock’. The damn button, of all times, wouldn’t recognize my thumb print. When it finally did, of course I have to hit about 17 apps before I finally got to the camera. Then somehow, when I’ve never done this before, somehow my fingers swipe the camera from stills to video. Dammit I didn’t want video at that time. I know you are laughing right now because this has happened to you! It sucks when it happens because it makes you feel like such an idiot, doesn’t it?
Hey it can happen to anybody, right? I mean I didn’t mean for it to happen this way, but it did. So let’s go easy on those people who claim they see something with a shitty photo that follows. Unless the photo looks so bad that it’s probably nothing