Saturday, February 14, 2015

Must. Resist. New. Gadget.

"There was some excellent spaghetti right here last night, amigos."

Ever since I started leaving scraps for coyotes I've wanted to catch them in the act. I want to see how many of them there are. I want to see how close they might come to the Rolling Steel Tent. That would be so cool, right?

Since I don't want to sit up all night, being very still and quiet as I peek out a window, I should get a trail camera. Motion detection, infrared night vision, HD video... I could get one for a little over a hundred bucks, one-fifty if I wanted to get fancy.

But do I really need one? No. I'd eventually get all the fun out of it. After all, I don't need a bunch of stealth animal videos. (Ooo, but maybe I'd capture something so unique or totally amazing that I could make money off it. A chupacabra! Space aliens!) (Yeah, right.) And it would mean finding a place to keep it. (I could bolt it permanently to the outside of the van. One on each side!) (Yeah, right.)

Oh well, as a friend used to say, "Let's not, and say we did."


  1. Ah, the memories of, "Let's not and say we did." I haven't used that phrase in years. Now I usually stop at, "Let's not." :)

  2. The only answer to the question why, is WHY NOT?

    "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, It might have been." -John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)