As soon as the sun touched the horizon and slightly burned bright crimson glow of the treetops in the setting sun, a fox appeared
Photo: Sergei Naumov
I was almost sure that it will be on their fishing before dark. And certainly will have bait. Before that I tested: the fox began to walk to my ambush.
Two weeks ago, I found a deer. The poor reindeer! It has managed to get into the poaching loop! So he died, not claimed by anyone. I cut off half carcasses, somehow uploaded on skis and with the help of a friend, with great difficulty, dragged to advance prismotrennomu place. And I chose the place on the edge of the village, by the river, on a large spruce, which I did ambush. Before her, I came across the ice of a frozen river. The river often went to the fishermen, the fox visited places fishing camps and accustomed to human footsteps. Maybe someone will seem ridiculous my overly cautious behavior. But I wanted it to succeed, and I prayed to God to at least see the gossip and prove to myself that I have something I can and know anything about the intricacies of game.
Under the tree I dressed warmly, climbed high enough to wait. After some time, the heat was leaving me. After I sat motionless and was afraid to move once again. I told myself: «Stir, and close it – then all the work for nothing». I began to freeze, my patience was on the verge of collapse.
As soon as the sun touched the horizon and slightly burned bright crimson glow of the treetops in the setting sun, a fox appeared. The painting was fascinating: on the white snow bundle of bright, fiery light. Do not hesitate, do not fear godfather slowly moving parallel to my ambush. My heart was pounding so hard that it seemed as it breaks out of his chest. I hold my breath – I had a fear that she might hear as I breathe. That fox drew level with wands, which I have set as a reference for shooting. Carefully and slowly, his teeth, I began pulling off the glove from his right hand. But what is it? She stopped short, with his head up, as if looking at me. I paused and looked at her without blinking. I had hoped that Fox will calm down and continue your way. But after a moment, in two jumps cheat, as they say, «It was as follows». I did not even have time to pick up a gun, let alone pull the trigger.
I berated myself! It was necessary not to wait, and throw up a gun and shoot! But an inner voice reassured me: «You asked God to at least see it – That saw. But other results will be another hunt, successful and unsuccessful». The main thing, I realized that I already have in endurance, willpower and passion wins.
Alexander scribe village Kukushkino Vladimir oblasti18 January 2011 at 15:47