Death in the forest

Published February 25, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

I was driving on Heart Lake Road when I caught a flash of motion in the trees to the left. I pulled over and got this single shot of an eagle swooping through an opening in the trees. In an instant he was gone. A few crows flew from ground level to trees on the perimeter of the opening. I ventured a few yards into the forest, only to discover a dead deer. Mystery solved. I’m sure the eagle returned shortly after I left the scene.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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