Thursday, December 1, 2011
What Big Teeth You Have, Sleepy Hollow
As I set off for my walk today, I was not 300 metres from the house when I saw a couple of these lovely critters - wolves. These are not my pictures because unfortunately I did not have a camera with me.
We were told only a few days ago that the person who now owns Puivert castle has some wolves there - I assume the two I saw had managed to get out for a walk of their own.
We are told at the wolf sanctuary not too far from here in the Pyrenees that it is a complete myth about wolves attacking humans and that there is no known case of it happening. I am always telling people this but was still a little trepidatious to be faced with a couple.
It seems that the activity I came across yesterday in the woods - multiple gendarmes and sounds of machinery in action - was related to some human bones found up there. Some hunters at the weekend discovered part of a human skull and now the police investigation has found some more bones. The machinery I heard was probably something being used to sift the soil.
Isn't life exciting here in Sleepy Hollow?
Don't forget to have a look at my other blog, about the hopeful resurrection of my running career by casting cushioned shoes to the wind. Click here