I stayed with my grandparents for some time in the Saxony Switzerland, which is a lovely region in Germany with a wonderful nature reserve.
The place we stayed at was right next to the woods, so I decided one beautiful evening to go for a walk and see if I find some animals active in the dawn. I soon was lucky and found a herd of deer.
Their sudden reaction scared both them and me. I watched them run away at high speeds on a tiny, steep cliff.
Once the shock was over, the excitement setted in and I decided to keep on walking.
Soon enough I found the next herd, where things repeated. Deer gets scared, I get scared, deer run away, I am excited.
I had been walking for quite some time now and the sun was setting, so I decided to go back to our inn. As I came out of the forest I saw a wonderful sunset shining it's light on the mountains of the Saxony Switzerland.
Happy with the evening and myself I walked over the field back to the inn.
That was when I started to see a car driving in my direction. Oh shit.
Well, there was no place to hide, so I anxiously kept going.
Then the car stopped and a dog barked at me.
It was the hunter. Blood was smeared all over the shirt on top of his fat belly.
He had a very edgy, grouchy face, but soon started to joke when he realized I was doing nothing illegal. I was super scared.
The fact he had a gun and soon was killing animals really shook me. I told to myself that I scared at least quite some deer away.
It seems like forever until he finally did let me go and headed to his hunting spot.
Still pumped with adrenaline I walked the last metres back to the inn.
I didn't hear a shot that night.