I think the wild life felt it too. We saw quite an assortment out and about this trip. On the river we saw Redheaded Woodpeckers, Wood Ducks, Kingfishers, and Blue herons. We startled one half grown and 5 young wild hogs on a sand bar. They ran up the bank where we heard grunting from probably the big sow. We also startled a spike buck at the waters edge which ran up the steep bank and stopped to look back at us. A group of Black Vultures were in the trees above a dead deer in the river. On the last leg of the paddle we are on the Broad River for 3 miles where we saw 2 Bald Eagles. A very big Largemouth Bass rocketed completely straight up out of the water with its mouth wide open. That is a rare sight in my experience. On our shuttle back to the put in we saw 5 wild turkeys standing in the road, and had a Coyote start to cross in front of us then turn back and disappear into the woods.
Our last time paddling the Enoree River (which translates as River of Muscadines) was in April where we met 2members from the water tribe kayaking to the coast. and had two deer swim in front of us. Our trip this time I saw the muscadines had started falling at the put in. We found the log jams and downed trees arrangement on the river had changed since last spring. We were lucky in that we didn’t portage but we did have to cross over one jam by getting out on a tree and pulling the canoe over.
Should have taken a photo then. I also missed getting a good photo of any of the wild life we saw. Even had an Eagle come from behind flying about 40 feet directly over us, and before i could get my camera was to far away for a decent shot. Drat! Here are a few photos of the river and Frank eating lunch.