Mothman of Bellaire?  

secret_lade 48F  
14630 posts
1/7/2022 5:37 pm
Mothman of Bellaire?


Have you ever found yourself in a situation and though....

What I thinking?!? Am I REALLY this stupid??? If I could go back in time by five minutes, I would NOT be doing *this*all over again!!!

This happens to me often, unfortunately.

Take, for instance, this morning....

It four degrees below zero and there I , wet hair from the shower and pajama clad, traipsing around in my pitch black back yard with the doggo waiting for him to go potty in the snow.

He had crouched down into a squat on the other side of the propane tank when I'd seen some movement from the corner of my eye.

Whipping my head around, I wasn't quite sure what I was expecting to see but I certainly didn't expect to see a big, dark object swoop out of the tree next to me and disappear into the darkness.

My life flashed before my eyes as I immediately started pondering in terror....

Were those red eyes?? Was that the mothman?? Is this the next Point Pleasant??

"Oh my God! Holy Shit, let's go inside!"

The doggo had seen it too and the two of us were off like lightning, headed to the front porch. We had just about made it to the door when all of a sudden we heard a hoot from somewhere off in the distance.

And that's when I tripped on my snow shovel, giving myself a tiny black eye when the handle flew back up and hit the bridge of my nose.

Eyes watering, heart pounding, scratching at the screen door....

The owl hooted again from his perch and I realized, it was the owl I'd seen fly from the tree, on his way to his next destination. I'd seen this owl before, I think, perched in a tree across the road one night when it was still summer.

I hurried back into the house, regardless, this chic wasn't going to be taking any chances. I've seen enough scary movies to know, it's always the characters who hang around to investigate that get killed off first.

I'll pass on that!

Happy Friday!

MrRareity 62M  
4589 posts
1/9/2022 9:39 pm

I just love reading your blog it does bring me joy. As I've told you before you make me laugh and I think you should be writing a book or I wonder how you would be at stand up comedy. I do the very same thing that you do frequently I even talk to myself. I did like Paul's response because I didn't know that about owls. But I bet your laughing bout it now even though it's probably in the back of your mind.

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realise we have only one - Confucious


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/9/2022 3:01 pm

    Quoting citizen4722:
    That owl was a bit late in celebrating Hootenanny lol
Late indeed!


citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
1/9/2022 1:29 pm

That owl was a bit late in celebrating Hootenanny lol


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/8/2022 7:02 pm

Yep! He certainly is! LOL That's ok, cause, so am I.


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/8/2022 7:01 pm

    Quoting Sakwes77:
    Owls are awesome birds. But they can give one quite a start when they suddenly appear out of the gloom.

    I have a few that hang around this area.
    One even borrowed my chair to get out of the wind. It came back every day for nearly a week.

    Owl, seen from inside my front door.
    httpsiimgurcommf7qY9Jjpg

    From my driveway

    httpsiimgurcom7ChdyKgjpg
Owls actually scare me a little.... They are so big and silent. I've only ever seen a couple in real life. It's a good thing they're nocturnal.


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/8/2022 6:56 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    I thought it was the large chested cheerleader that got killed 1st. In my neighborhood that would have been a red tailed hawk. They hunt the pets in my neighborhood.
It's usually the large chested cheerleader who is stupid enough to do the investigating. LOL All boobs and no brains....


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/8/2022 6:52 pm

    Quoting staci_19702:
    Never be hesitant to take flight. Keep your tools out of the general walkway.
    You poor thing!
    Stayed at ranch for an extended period recently. Youngest tells me in the morning that there are very strange noises late at night. There is something out there. So, I set up a game cam. (I knew what was creeping at night). But we had to put their mind at ease. Hope you don’t mind if I post the result.
True story.... The shovel started upright, leaned up against the porch rail. Totally out of the way. I managed to knock it over with my hand and while I was trying to catch it before it fell, the doggo yanked me forward with his leash and that was when I stepped on it. It had 3 Stooges routine written all over it...


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/8/2022 6:47 pm

    Quoting benard69:
    Remember those Owls are Scared of you too! lol
It didn't seem all that scared.... LOL


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/8/2022 6:46 pm

    Quoting EnigmaInitiative:
    Oh, I've been there, I can't tell you how many times I've seen something in my backyard at night when Nick is at work, and thought....well, I've watched too many horror/thriller movies to check that out.
It doesn't help that everything looks different at night, either. I was grabbing a bag of groceries out of the back of my car tonight when I thought I saw an animal off to the side of my house by the tree line.

It was a stump. LOL


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/8/2022 6:40 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    I love owls but their sudden appearance like that out of the dark can be scary. Most of their feathers are really soft and helps make them impossible to hear when they fly. They will help keep the rodent population under control, but they're also capable of snacking on the bunnies....and even Tilly cat if she's out when they're hunting.
The Tilly Cat doesn't go outside, thankfully. I'm a little worried about my bunny, now, though! I wonder if that was why the owl was in my yard? I have noticed that I never see squirrels or chipmunks, anywhere. I'm guessing this explains that.


pagancountrygirl 64F  
6466 posts
1/8/2022 10:10 am

I love owls but their sudden appearance like that out of the dark can be scary. Most of their feathers are really soft and helps make them impossible to hear when they fly. They will help keep the rodent population under control, but they're also capable of snacking on the bunnies....and even Tilly cat if she's out when they're hunting.

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


EnigmaInitiative 54F  
6054 posts
1/8/2022 5:23 am

Oh, I've been there, I can't tell you how many times I've seen something in my backyard at night when Nick is at work, and thought....well, I've watched too many horror/thriller movies to check that out.

This week's HNW: Pink/Hearts (Or Chocolate) is available on the other side.


benard69 64M/64F  
6298 posts
1/8/2022 5:20 am

Remember those Owls are Scared of you too! lol


staci_19702 51T  
3767 posts
1/8/2022 5:12 am

Never be hesitant to take flight. Keep your tools out of the general walkway.
You poor thing!
Stayed at ranch for an extended period recently. Youngest tells me in the morning that there are very strange noises late at night. There is something out there. So, I set up a game cam. (I knew what was creeping at night). But we had to put their mind at ease. Hope you don’t mind if I post the result.

Have a great day! πŸ’‹
Staci


mc_justmc 62M  
6929 posts
1/8/2022 5:04 am

I thought it was the large chested cheerleader that got killed 1st. In my neighborhood that would have been a red tailed hawk. They hunt the pets in my neighborhood.


Sakwes77 67M  
153 posts
1/8/2022 4:41 am

Owls are awesome birds. But they can give one quite a start when they suddenly appear out of the gloom.

I have a few that hang around this area.
One even borrowed my chair to get out of the wind. It came back every day for nearly a week.

Owl, seen from inside my front door.
httpsiimgurcommf7qY9Jjpg

From my driveway

httpsiimgurcom7ChdyKgjpg


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41166 posts
1/8/2022 3:21 am

Your dog is a cowardly custard!


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/7/2022 11:31 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Owls πŸ¦‰ are huge, or the ones I've seen
    AND they're beautiful birds.
    They're also, the fowl who bring good news and good luck to whoever they follow.
    Snow White, had an owl.
    So did Harry, that Potter kid.
    Bambi, and of course Winnie the Pooh's owl.
    Try and make friends... they like to eat mice. πŸ‘β—β—
I can certainly use some good news and good luck! I've heard him on other mornings when I've been out and about with the dog, it's usually still pretty dark outside so we stick close to the house and I walk him in the back yard. I'd commented before to friends that I've seen a ton of wildlife around here, but I never see chipmunks or squirrels... I'm guessing the owl is the reason why?


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/7/2022 11:16 pm

    Quoting boobwhisperer69:
    Kinda like that Insurance commercial where they go hide in the barn with the chainsaws!!!! Then the guy in the mask just shakes his head on how stupid they are!!!!!
That commercial cracks me up. 'What about the running car??' Ha ha ha ha


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
1/7/2022 9:55 pm

Owls πŸ¦‰ are huge, or the ones I've seen
AND they're beautiful birds.
They're also, the fowl who bring good news and good luck to whoever they follow.
Snow White, had an owl.
So did Harry, that Potter kid.
Bambi, and of course Winnie the Pooh's owl.
Try and make friends... they like to eat mice. πŸ‘β—β—


boobwhisperer69 59M  
8323 posts
1/7/2022 9:43 pm

Kinda like that Insurance commercial where they go hide in the barn with the chainsaws!!!! Then the guy in the mask just shakes his head on how stupid they are!!!!!


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/7/2022 5:38 pm

Have you ever found yourself in a situation and though....

What was I thinking?!? Am I REALLY this stupid??? If I could go back in time by five minutes, I would NOT be doing *this*all over again!!

This happens to me often, unfortunately.

Take, for instance, this morning....

It was four degrees below zero and there I was, wet hair from the shower and pajama clad, traipsing around in my pitch black back yard with the doggo waiting for him to go potty in the snow.

He had crouched down into a squat on the other side of the propane tank when I'd seen some movement from the corner of my eye.

Whipping my head around, I wasn't quite sure what I was expecting to see but I certainly didn't expect to see a big, dark object swoop out of the tree next to me and disappear into the darkness.

My life flashed before my eyes as I immediately started pondering in terror....

Were those red eyes?? Was that the mothman?? Is this the next Point Place??

"Oh my God! Holy Shit, let's go inside!"

The doggo had seen it too and the two of us were off like lightning, headed to the front porch. We had just about made it to the door when all of a sudden we heard a hoot from somewhere off in the distance.

And that's when I tripped on my snow shovel, giving myself a tiny black eye when the handle flew back up and hit the bridge of my nose.

Eyes watering, heart pounding, dog scratching at the screen door....

The owl hooted again from his perch and I realized, it was the owl I'd seen fly from the tree, on his way to his next destination. I'd seen this owl before, I think, perched in a tree across the road one night when it was still summer.

I hurried back into the house, regardless, this chic wasn't going to be taking any chances. I've seen enough scary movies to know, it's always the characters who hang around to investigate that get killed off first.

I'll pass on that!

Happy Friday!


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