Today I went to the nature park a little later than I've been going recently. I decided to go in the evening before it really started getting dark. I kind of wondered what the animals would be doing this time of day. Would they even be the same animals?
I found out that a few of the regular animals were still there. Most of them were nowhere to be seen. I also noticed that there were types of animals that I usually don't see very much of. In fact there was one kind in particular that were roaming the park in large groups. There were several of these groups of animals.
I've mentioned in past stories how geese make a lot of noise and cause a ruckus. These animals were even rowdier than geese. As a matter of fact they were actually bothering my favorite nesting goose. They were gathered around her and scaring her very much. She was huddled over her eggs when I went to see her. I didn't take her picture because I was just checking to see if she was okay.
Before I got to her I found out something about these other foolish animals. When I found them hovering around the poor defenseless goose, I stopped near them. They were so mesmerized by the goose that they didn't notice me there at all. I wanted to protect the future mother, so I decided to make my presence known.
I looked at the crowd of animals that were ignoring me, and I calmly lifted my camera in their direction. As soon as the camera came up, the animals turned in my direction. The goose was now forgotten. They didn't seem to like my camera one bit.
I've seen squirrels run from me, and birds would scatter at the sight of me, but these creatures all decided they had somewhere else to be when they saw my camera. They immediately left the goose alone and even fled the area! No, they did not like my camera at all.
I'm sure many of you have already guessed what kind of animal these were. They were people of course. People are the shyest animals of all. Most of them want no part of the business end of a camera. Just remember, your camera can either make you feel like a freak, or it can be a frightening weapon of justice for the defense of an innocent little animal.