During my recent walk in the woods I went down to Stillwater Lake then turned around and retraced my steps back to where I’d left the car. If I hadn’t walked back down the trail I wouldn’t have noticed this incredible fallen tree branch – I just hadn’t seen it on my way down.

It made me think of some kind of prehistoric animal lurking in the woods. You can almost see the tail going off to the left; the snout pushing out to the right; the twin diagonals of the front legs and the hint of a rear leg behind. I can also make out a small mouth, and some ears and even a suggestion of an eye. Maybe this is the explanation for the sign in the above post which reads: “Do not pass this point after 3:30pm?” Could that be when these things come to life :-)?

The lesson here is to always look back in the direction you’re coming from. You never know what you might see.

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