Category Archives: Creature Feature

B.O.B.


When the circus came to town. I think back in March 2012, I had a meeting at church. I really didn’t want to see the show, I just wanted to take the elephant ride they had advertised and snap a few pictures. So I attended my meeting and got to the circus location just before the show ended and the elephants were nervously waiting outside, staked to the ground, in a make-shift pen of gate, police tape and circus trailers. I walked between two trailers, right into the elephant area and started snapping photos. I saw they were chained to stakes in the ground so I felt I was a comfortable distance away. That is until a circus employee yelled at me to back away before B.O.B. whacked me with her long trunk. I complied and talked with the handler from behind the gate where he explained why I almost gave him a heart attack. He said B.O.B. stands for “Bad Old Bitch” and with a 10-foot swing, she lives up to her name.

Anywho, these photos are poor quality, because by that time, it was getting dark and I had to zoom in from several feet away outside the pen.

For great quality photos of elephants, check out Bulldog’s blog.

 

New kids on the block


Today, I decided to introduce myself to the new kids on the block. Spring had finally arrived in Clay County, Indiana, and they were kicking up their heels (hooves)  in the barnyard across the road from the country church I grew up in, was baptized in, and still worship in today. I did a little dance myself through the barnyard … if you know what I mean.

New kid on the block

New kid on the block

New kids on the block

New kids on the block