Walking Backwards

An old hunting trick repurposed on a walk.

Deborah Barchi
2 min readJun 22, 2021

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Photo by Jonas Jaeken on Unsplash

A friend once told me an old hunting trick.

“Turn around and slowly walk backwards to see what is behind you,” he said. “You might find animals creeping out along the way you have just passed. ”

I have tried this technique several times. Not for hunting, but for nature study.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.