That said, I have made a point to walk around the grounds more than once, camera in hand. There is wildlife everywhere, if you know where to look.
This little guy was outside my room. He kept poking at the ground, looking for munchies.
For the first several days, the only deer I saw were wooden.Today I saw live deer and snaps numerous pictures.
But last night? It was real. It wasn't in the woods, it wasn't in the bushes, it was on the path/driveway, right there under the light. And everything within me said "mountain lion."
Tonight I decided to forego a late night of working on my project. Instead, I walked with the herd back to my room and will turn in early. It's safer in here, especially hearing the reports of the animal noises that were heard 30 minutes after I saw the BIG cat.
Tomorrow I head home. It has been wonderfully memorable. I've been truly blessed.