The maintenance staff and I have the opportunity to start our day, basically, on a wildlife preserve. Most players never get to see what we see every morning, every evening and every day. Deer, foxes, coyotes, hawks, eagles, muskrats, bobcats (I still say I saw a mountain lion), every kind of bird from bluebirds to cedar waxwings, etc. The list is much longer.
I love the mornings and hearing the staff talk on the radio about the family of turkeys on #7, or the fawn they just saw on #2, or the mating snapping turtles in #6 pond...again, the list goes on.
|The snapping turtle mating ritual goes on for hours! Nobody sees it except our staff!|
|I have so many pictures of these two in #6 pond on 8-27-12|
|Pup's running away from #5 green because I'm 200 yards away trying to get a picture.|
|Another picture of the "spooked" pups leaving #5 green. I photoshoped these pictures to make them more viewable. It is still before sunrise so the quality is not great.|
|Holes on #5 Sunday, August 26th|
|This is not small!|
Sunday's damage was bad. I decided that it would be a green we would aerify first. An environmental change might make the spot undesirable for the coyotes. It didn't work out as good as I had hoped, but it was better.
|Andy surveys the damage Tuesday morning after aerifying. It's not as bad, but they still want to dig in the same darn spot!|