Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snares

Tues. night:

Something very creepy just happened. I got home at 7. It was dark. The dogs both came out to greet me and I went inside. Two hours later. Went outside to put up the horses and my great pyr was whining down the gully and wouldn't come. So i thought he was hurt and got a flashlight, woke Zack up to come help me get him. It's very steep and rocky there. Found him tied to a sapling with a haystring, a slip knot on his neck and hard knot on the tree. It did not look like an accidental tangle. So it looks like someone came here within the past 2 hours, took the most difficult route possible to get away, and tied my dog up on their way out. it's very dark outside, no moonlight.

For the first time since I've lived here i am scared.

until.

Zack thought of what it was. Garrison had set a snare with haystrings, trying to catch a rabbit. OMG. it was one of his walk-through snares. I was getting really freaked out and had put the dog in the house in the hopes that he would do better at alerting me from in here than he did out there.

Good thing we didn't have to wait this long to catch something to eat, though! how funny now, but i was truly sweating for a little while there. Our imaginations were running wild. Even bigfoot and ghosts were getting into the mix, haha.

8 comments:

NitWit1 said...

Glad the mystery was solved in short order you might be freaked out for Xmas.

Linda said...

Oh my gosh! I would have freaked as well! Glad it all got figured out!

Joyce said...

I'm glad you found the answer and the dog was ok. It's easy to get freaked out. One night when my oldest was a baby, I thought I heard someone creeping around outside the house. Well, my husband was at work and I got scared so I got out the rifle, loaded it, and sat in the rocking chair in the baby's room till my husband got home. What was really scary was that the next morning my husband did find footprints outside the baby's room window!

Roxann said...

Yep, would have been pretty scary if we hadn't figured it out. Joyce, that's REALLY scary about finding the footprints!

flowerweaver said...

Wow, great you figured that one out and so glad your dog was OK.

I, too, remember being home alone in a rural area when I was a teen and hearing something slowly creeping and crunching leaves outside my house at night when the porch light was burned out.

Fortunately I called and convinced a neighbor's husband to come check it out, and good thing too. Someone had been badly injured down the street in a car accident and was crawling to my door for help. I would have been too wigged out to even answer it.

Roxann said...

Oh Sage, that was scary! Good thing you had a neighbor you could convince, lol. Poor soul would have likely died on my doorstep if he'd have made it that far after an accident, too.

NitWit1 said...

Yes that is scary! I'm glad the mystery was solved in short order!

Kristine and Michael said...

Great blog. I thought we were in the mess of a project, but you guys rock.