''The elf-queene, with hir joly compaignie,
Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede.”
Geoffrey Chaucer "The Wife of Bath’s Tale"
BIG CATS AND BIGFOOT
Last week a mountain lion was seen again over at the Cane Creek farm. The guy who saw it this time said he'd seen big cats once before south of our house here and as an aside, mentioned that when he was a boy camping with buddies they saw a MOMO (Missouri Monster-Sasquatch/Bigfoot) down south of here. He said it was a large apelike creature covered with long dark hair that ran away when it saw them. It reminded me of my own terrifying childhood memory seeing one of those creatures on our farm near the St. Francis River. I home alone, upstairs in my bedroom when I heard the dogs barking, looked out the window and saw the creature coming from our barn toward the house but because of the dogs it turned and ran across the field toward the slough. Then about 20yrs ago while living down the road from the home place I awoke to a big snow and noticed huge tracks made by something walking upright on the deer-crossing by the lake bed across the road. As a farm girl and experienced hunter, I knew my tracks but never saw any like that! It scared the bejeezus outa me, validating my childhood sighting! I was snowed in for several days with no camera and by the time I get out the tracks were obliterated by other animals. My present home is on a deer-crossing and I see deer in the yard frequently but now I'll be watching for big cats and MOMO...stay tuned!