Many skunk encounters, one ended badly for myself. Many swooping screech owls while walking past an old barn. Flushing prairie chickens when I was a kid in Osage County. Countless meteors, a couple that I could hear sizzle and left a green streak in the sky. Racoons above my ladder stands. I had a ladder stand as a kid along the river south of Bartlesville, almost every time I would set there in the predawn dark, a beaver would tail slap and scare me, knew it was going to happen, just didn't know when. Predawn is an awesome time in the praire and timber.