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Pegman – Hunter and Prey

Here is my story for What Pegman Saw which this week takes us to Yellowstone National Park in America.

Copyright Blake Everson for Google Maps


Samuel crept silently through the trees, rifle held loosely in his hands. He had eschewed the traditional brightly-coloured hunter’s jacket for camouflage, blending in perfectly with his surroundings.

Carefully avoiding tourists and park rangers he moved silently through the caldera, at last spying signs of his prey. Footprints, small yet distinct – fresh. He peered through a bush… there! His quarry, resting in a clearing.

Raising the rifle to his eye, he sighted and gently, ever so gently, applied pressure to the trigger. A twang and he suddenly shot off the ground, caught in a net, his shot going hopelessly wide! Another of his quarries ran past and the pair disappeared, laughing, into the trees.

Finally he arrived home, having spent hours sawing through the net.

“Any luck, dear?”

“Grr. No. It’s true what they say. He is smarter than the av-er-age bear.”


Sorry, did you say Yellowstone Park? Oops.


[Note: I was going to pop a picture at the end but didn’t want to spoil the punchline, so if there’s anyone who didn’t get the reference, you can click here 🙂 ]


  1. March 26, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Hehehe marvelous writing. I’m glad the only thing wounded is your protagonist’s pride!


    • March 26, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Me too! But Yogi and Boo-Boo are good at getting out of trouble 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. March 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Samuel should have used a pic-a-nic basket as a decoy!:D


    • March 26, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Haha Yogi wouldn’t have been able to resist 🙂


  3. March 26, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Dear Ali,

    He might have been smarter than the average bear but he also has a Boo Boo. (Yeah, someone had to do it.) Cute..beary cute.




    • March 27, 2018 at 7:04 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Hee 🙂 Where would Yogi be without his Boo Boo?


  4. March 27, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Thank you for the linky, Draliman, we didn’t got the clue until we saw Yogi…MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 ❤


  5. March 27, 2018 at 9:56 am

    LOL! I used to love Yogi and BooBoo. You’ve written a nice tale based on the prompt. Your net trapped me beautifully, taking me completely by surprise! Well done.


    • March 27, 2018 at 11:38 am

      It was a big turnaround from dedicated hunter to cartoon high jinks 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!


  6. March 27, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Such a cartoony tale. The ending is grrrrreat! (And I know that may sound like Tony the Tigger from the Frosties adverts but I no care!)


  7. March 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Haha! Nicely done. I was wondering if there would be a punchline of sorts, but this was not what I expected. Made me smile


    • March 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Yeah, it wasn’t just going to end with him blowing away some poor woodland creature. I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Merbear74
    March 27, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I did!!


  9. March 27, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    HAHAHAHA! That is funny that he got caught in a net while hunting. Must be those park rangers!


  10. Dale
    March 27, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    That was so much fun, Ali… were you and Josh in cahoots?


    • March 28, 2018 at 9:33 am

      I wondered when I read Josh’s! I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  11. March 27, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Ah yes, Pop him through his pork-pie hat. Of course, the whole point of Yellowstone is that everything in it is protected, which is why Yogi was so saucy in the first place.


  12. March 28, 2018 at 2:27 am

    All of the good (or bad) Yogi puns have already been in previous comments, so I have nothing clever to say for once.


    • March 28, 2018 at 9:35 am

      How disappointing 🙂
      You snooze, you lose in the comments game.


  13. March 28, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Haha! He’s not an easy bear to fool, is he… I had to check the link, though 😀


  14. March 30, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Ha, ha. Great post, Ali. And I did get the reference at the end. 😀 — Suzanne


    • March 30, 2018 at 5:11 pm

      I’m glad you liked it and recognised Yogi 🙂


  15. March 31, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Very fun story.


  16. Sarah Ann
    April 1, 2018 at 9:59 am

    He really is a smart bear. Samuel will remember to take a better knife next time to cut himself out.


    • April 1, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Yes, it took him a while to get free! Maybe Yogi used specially reinforced netting 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sarah Ann
        April 1, 2018 at 4:34 pm

        Cunning as well as clever.

        Liked by 2 people

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