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Wildlife sighting

Posted Sunday, January 27, 2008, at 11:50 PM

My husband was quite excited Saturday over his wildlife sighting.

Whenever we are driving in the country -- or even down the interstate -- he always tries to check every field for deer, turkey, or any other form of wildlife in the area.

Saturday he was returning to Shelbyville from Tullahoma and decided to drive through the Normandy area. He was going from Normandy to Wartrace on 269 when he saw a bird in a tree and wondered exactly what it was. He thought he knew, but he turned around and went back to check it out. It was a bald eagle. He has seen bald eagles before at Dollywood, flying at the Titans' home games, and in Alaska. This was his first sighting of a bald eagle in the wild right here at home, and he was excited indeed.

Do we get eagle sightings very often in this area? Are there sightings of other animals not normally here?

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I have not heard of other sightings but with the lake being full of fish and the water level concentrating them in smaller areas, it makes sense that it is a great fishing spot for them right now.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 7:43 AM

I am having problems with coyotes stealing my mail. They are so sneaky though I can't seem to catch them.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 4:06 PM

Many deer, one white turkey and many others, coyotes and at least one bobcat I've personally seen back of Lowe's in the fields off Fairfield Pike.

I imagine these have been squeezed into the area by many houses going up and the fact there is a lake just back of Wal-Mart enhances wildlife going into this area

-- Posted by bomelson on Thu, Jan 31, 2008, at 4:30 PM

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