Close Calls!

A decent bull elephant in South Africa. I did shoot some laughing doves and francolins!

A decent bull elephant in South Africa. I did shoot some laughing doves and francolins!

Mount Desert Island, Maine. A favorite of T. Roosevelt. I did not fall in.

Mount Desert Island, Maine. A favorite of T. Roosevelt. I did not fall in.

One toothy giant I did not try to move out of my fishing hole in Florida.

One toothy giant I did not try to move out of my fishing hole in Florida.

Not in my backyard! A Montana Griz; but not in Montana1

Not in my backyard! A Montana Griz; but not in Montana1

A Mexican beach monkey, that was terrifying, but we ended up friends.

A Mexican beach monkey, that was terrifying, but we ended up friends.

Nearly went to a Chinese prison for wearing headphones on the Great Wall. My closes escape!

Nearly went to a Chinese prison for wearing headphones on the Great Wall. My closest escape!

Since we are in the midst of the “Dog Days of Summer” and ideas for a post are lacking, I decided to browse through my image archive and display a few from my “close call” file. Now you will soon see that some of these are suspect. I have been known to articulate semi-true stories in certain circles and occasionally translate them to published articles when it suits me. So you decide which of these were truly threatening my sorry, tick bitten hide!

 

Young, brave and ______ fill in the blank!

Young, brave and ______ fill in the blank!

Mr. No-shoulders always seem to appear at the most inappropriate time.

Mr. No-shoulders always seems to appear at the most inappropriate time.

 

Where there are bear tracks, there are usually ? Please not where I am fishing!

Where there are bear tracks, there are usually ? Please not where I am fishing!

 

A proton accelerator that zapped me 39 times. I am better now.

A proton beam accelerator that zapped me 39 times. I am better now.