Bill Emery comments:
I sure hope people like the photos and I thank Marla for sending them to Linda. "Boy oh boy" was last night interesting! About 10 o clock Old Yeller my Golden Lab (dog)woke me up in a complete tizzy. His hair on his back was standing straight up. Then I heard it, A loud sound of something breaking branches and limbs on trees just behind my trailer. I went outside to see if I could locate the direction of the sounds and was hit by a strong stench. This was a stink so bad I was nauseating. I listened for about ten minutes to the sound of breaking limbs and crashing snaps in the brush before I went back inside to get my camera . (Oh yes I had forgotten my gun and camera inside the trailer). The sounds lasted off and on till four AM. At daybreak I went in the direction of the sounds to find some big branches seemly tore off a cedar tree.Not one track of anything was visible to me.Whatever tore those limbs down had to be over tall because the branches were pulled from at least 15 feet up or more. Now I did find what I think might be very strong urine from something on some green ferns. Will send it in for testing. I'm not one for guessing what might have been there but have ruled out many animal capable of ripping down those limbs. It is my hope it will return tonight. Under the circumstances Cole and Hank will stay here with me tonight. What is most baffling is no trail cam got any shots of anything. They were setup in a 1 mile perimeter around me. I got a feeling my visitor will be back. Will update tomorrow.