This interesting pair was guarding someone's driveway just down the road from the park entrance. Kind of like metal jack-o-lanterns.
The park is very much off the beaten track, which is probably why it still had openings. However, it had great sites, a new looking shower facility, a lake and lots of hiking trails available. The drive into the town of Crivitz is half an hour so make sure you're stocked up on supplies before you get there.
She just watched me walking towards her for a few minutes, like she couldn't quite figure out what the heck I was doing there on her trail.
A few things to be aware of, even in July the ticks were unbelievable on every trail. I was constantly bending over to flick them off my shoes.
That trail from the campground loop led to private land that had a deer stand on it. Wear bright clothing, especially during deer season.
When I made my way back to camp there the doe was on the trail again. We went through the same routine before she eventually darted off into the underbrush. This time she made a disgusted sounding snort. Joke's on her, I've got fingers to flick off the ticks and she doesn't! I'm linking up to Saturday's Critters today, check out the link if you want to see more critters.
More about the park in the next post.