I took a couple of photos on Saturday morning and again just now.
So here's the difference in 48 hours...
Still a long ways to go. I think it has to rise another four feet or so.
I got a phone call yesterday evening from one of the seasonal campers. "Have you got a gun?!" she asked, in a kind of excited voice.
"No", I said... "why do we need a gun?"
"Well there's a porcupine in the campground".
I explained that he lives here and he hasn't been bothering anyone.
Unfortunately, I don't think this whole scenario is going to end well for the porcupine. This is the second time that someone in the park has seen it, and the second time that I've been asked if I will shoot it.
Of course dogs will chase a porcupine if they see it, and we all know the end result of that possibility. But dogs have to be tied up or otherwise under control at the park, so if campers are following the rules then the danger to a dog is eliminated.
So the other possibility is that a child is running down the path we built in the forested area and trips over him. Unlikely, but I guess it could happen.
I'm not going to be the one to shoot it, so I've passed the buck to the board of directors. I'm also going to make a phone call today to see if it can be live trapped and moved. I guess we'll see what happens, but with the park being full of people next weekend I guess we'll have to try and do something with him quickly.
Today's header photo brings us to the KOA campground in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. We were parked there during the summer of 2009 when Ruth was working in exchange for our site and I went to work in the parts department at an RV dealership.
This is the ONLY photo we took during the entire month of May 2009...
Sherman and the little blue car parked up at the Kingston KOA.