I live in the forest. There’s a lake in my backyard, with a protected wilderness area on the other side, and it’s not unusual for deer, raccoons, porcupines, beavers, bobcats, and coyotes to wander through the yard. But last night, at the unholy hour of 3AM, something new set up a clamour lasting a full half hour. After which, my mind decided it was clearly morning, and it took me another two hours to fall back asleep.
Let’s just say that if the zombie apocalypse hits today, I’ll have the perfect disguise. 😀
I did have enough braaaaaaains this morning to identify the nocturnal visitor, though. With the help of the internet and my trusty Formac Field Guide to Birds of Nova Scotia, I have determined that the culprit was a barred owl, like this one.
How did you sleep last night? What kinds of animals visit your backyard, and do they ever wake you up?