Passport to Texas Outdoor Stories from Texas Parks and Wildlife
Patricio Naredo’s outdoor story begins on a dark and windy night…camping with his Boy Scout troop.
We were supposed to have a fire, but it was windy so we couldn’t. So then one of our camp directors or something he made up this animal called like, I don’t remember what it’s called. He said it’s like half Chihuahua, half badger. So we started putting out marshmallows and started like putting out traps going hunting for him with our flashlight. And then, someone turned it off and they were like “Oh no my batteries dead!” And then, he started making all these sounds then he turned it back on and he’s all like shining at something. It was a log but it kind of looked like an alligator. So I barely screamed and I started running for the tents. Like, everybody got we got freaked out.
One question remains: will Patricio venture out into the woods at nighttime again?
I’m not afraid of the dark!
Thanks, Patricio. Extra flashlights, batteries and, not to mention, your wits are always good things to have when you camp overnight.
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That’s our show…with research and writing help from Sarah Loden… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.