Saturday, July 26, 2008

Danger lurking in the night

What prowls in our dark woods?

Lara the Cat: "Uh-oh, is that a jackal I just heard?!" Jack the Jackal: "You bet your sweet life it is, tasty morsel!"


Enjoy bloggers' weekly animal postings

46 comments:

ratmammy said...

wow, good photo story!!! that kittie looked like our bob!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh how cute looks at those eyes a bit scary. you be careful out there

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i love the photo with the eyes: can be scary even if you know what it is!

lingovise said...

that second shot is amazing. very, very spooky!

Ackworth Born said...

ah this made me chuckle

Carletta said...

Little Kitty run inside!

That eye photo of the jackal is so cool! Well done!

Christy said...

Those eyes are a bit spooky. Very nicely done.

fishing guy said...

Dina: Very funny, I like the eyes photo.

Crafty Gardener said...

Hope little kitty is safe. Stop by and visit The Gardener Side to see my bluejay photos for Camera Critters this week.

Tammy said...

That is so cool! I loved the story with it!

Petrea said...

I hope Lara knows when to come in. Great shots.

Ellen said...

Please tell me Lara survived the encounter!

Rambling Woods said...

Those are some scary eyes Dina..good story and photos..

Dina said...

No worries, friends. Lara is alive and well. This is the same Lara who stood up to several threatening jackals to protect her two remaining kittens two days after they were born. (The first two kittens of the litter were not so lucky.)
My friends feed Lara and Shachar twice a day but they are not house cats. They live outside in the woods.
Can you just barely see the legs of the jackal in the dark photo? If not, I can post an enhancement (is that what you call it?) that my professional photographer son did on his computer.
I walk home from the friends' house through the woods in the dark and hear the calling of the jackal groups back and forth along the valley. No fear. They never attack people.
Someday I will record them and post it as a video.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Yikes... that's just darn right spooky! Good capture! Scary story...
Mountain Retreat Photos

dellgirl said...

dina, thanks for the kind comments on my site. Thought I'd pop in and get to know you better. I came by a couple of times before, thought I was out of my element, scrolled down twice and left.

Today I took the time to go all the way to the bottom (reading and observing)and, WOW - what amazing information and photos you have here! I enjoyed the visit and learned something new. I don't know who said it first but . . .

I shall return.
Leona

picturing said...

little bit scary for me :D

Hope you can Visit me also Thanks

Juliana RW said...

great shots

Mine in here Thanks

D... said...

Ooooo! Loved the glowing eyes! Creepy!

Mine is here.

Dina said...

Leona shalom, gosh, I'm glad you came back. I always feel like Israel, at least her historical and religious past, belongs to everyone.
I'm getting to know your out-of-the-ordinary blog too, and it is full of soul.
Cya!

ilanadavita said...

Funny one.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I love the glowing eyes! What fun!!

Have a wonderful weekend! My Camera Critters Here and Here

Marie said...

Run and hide little Kitty!

Very nice post :)

Misty Dawn said...

Wow! That is a really awesome post! We have LOTS of Coyotes here, and when I hear them screaming and yipping and carrying on, I must admit that it creeps me out.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Now, that's an animal one isn't exposed to every day. I think the nearest I got to one was in a film (uh oh, here I go) Mount Kilimanjaro with Gregory Peck and Susan Hayworth. That's quite an experience, Dina. But then again, I can imagine what you're exposed to while on your excavations. Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for your kind words on Miraculously. Life is truly a miracle!

sandy said...

scary but true sandy have a good week

Rhea said...

Ooooh, scary Camera Critters share! Just tell me the kitty was ok. :o)

babooshka said...

Great photo tale. That last shot is very spooky.

lapa37 said...

The eyes are pretty scary

Kay said...

I love this, Dina! It really is such a fun photo story with a little bit of chills added.

Indrani said...

Adventurous and scary.
I must try out some shots at night too.

Louis la Vache said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Jazel said...

wow.can we exchange link.pls do visit my site.thanks

AppleDebbie said...

Stay safe little Lara. Ooooh... those glowing eyes give me chills!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! Lara the Cat is adorable. Jack the Jackal is scary. Lisa

Kittilicious said...

Spooky second pic!

Gretchen said...

Just love it! The second photo is my favorite. :)

Tipper said...

Neat pics but very scary!

Anita said...

Awesome!

I don't think I'd like to tangle with that Jackal if I was Lara - I'd stay in at night! lol...

Have a great day!
Stop by Prairie Visions if you get time! :)

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

p.s. I knew I posted Susan Hayworth instead of Susan Hayward. Do you ever get that nagging feeling for hours after having said or done something that you know just wasn't quite right?
Had to set the record straight.
Thank you, Dina. Petra

B. Roan said...

Scared me!

the teach said...

I did a Camera Critters post this week, dina! Because I found a critter... I don't own any so sometimes I'm at a loss for a critter. Ha! :)

Willard said...

Dina-That's a good concept for a post and you executed it perfectly. The gleaming eyes really look sinister!

Ladynred said...

A scary eyes but it's wonderful pictures.

Rambling Round said...

Now those eyes in the dark are just too, too creepy!

Louise said...

SCARY!