I got up early this morning (5:30 AM) so I could be out at Rancho San Antonio Open Space before the weekend crowds descended upon the place. Glad I did because I met a new friend:
Running into this guy was quite a surprised. I was on my way back from the pond when I rounded a corner in the trail and found him standing in the middle of the path. I immediately stopped and we stared at one another for at least a minute. Then I ever so slowly took off my pack, unzipped the front pocket, pulled out my cell phone, and snapped that picture.
You'd think he'd run. Nope - he just stood there and stare at me. Then he took a sample of the grass beside the path before wandering off down the hillside. I guess he was out for his morning hike too....
(And before anyone thinks "Yum! Dinner!", RSAOP is a nature preserve - no hunting! ;-) )