As promised in my last post I hit the beach early this morning. Pulling up to the James River on a cold drizzly day, I put on my boots and rain gear and started down the beach. The tide was high and the water was calm. There was fog on the James and a Cost Guard cutter shrouded in mist rolling on the river. I walked for a while not finding much. I ran into some odd critters today including a swan that found me interesting, it swam over to me and honked a few times hung out for a while and then swam away. Then I walked up on an opossum munching on a dead fish. He looked pretty ratty and up late for a nocturnal marsupial, so I gave him some space and he walked off after a quick glare of defiance.
I found a busted Hemi and a decent Mako with some root damage. I had walked a long way and had been out about five hours when I decided to turn around and start back. On the way back I found a land mammal tooth, horse I think. I don’t know how old it is but it’s still cool. I ran in to the swan again, this time he was hanging out with some mallards
With its head tucked under its wing out of the rain and the mallards just looked irritated. Well that was my day. I’m not sure when I’ll get to hunt next but I’m sure it won't be long before I’m Down By The Banks.
|Surry County, Virginia, USA
|Down by the banks