Decompose, haste, o beloved bride,
make the bed in our lonely camp.
Deferred by the world, rejected by God,
you’re my only hope for salvation…
Erik Johan Stagnelius (1793-1823, Swedish poet and writer) (My translation)
A dead bird on a dirt road, ants eating away, caught my eye – most animals aren’t this still.
Alice Cooper Dead babies
On occasion you’ll find bones laying about, most often leftovers from hunters – and as I’m up here some bones of bear or lynx would be nice, but non such luck as yet, though bears are present. Bear feces and torn stumps indicating their presence – but they are shy animals and perhaps that’s just as well.
I’m not sure what animal left this track, though it got claws and a paw which is about 4-5 cm in diameter, and I’m pretty sure it’s not a dog.
Other animals that are common are different kinds of raptors such as hawks, falcons and a few eagles, they often revolves around forestry clearings and circles around you screaming and hissing – ones presence is not fully appreciated.
Though this is a poor a picture, this is one of them.
Even though you see and meet quite a lot of animals most are to quick away to be photographed, and as you move about you make your presence known. I’ve seen about 15-20 moose, several mice, voles, foxes, squirrels, frogs etc. but havn’t caught them with my camera.