Tuesday, January 5, 2016



After a few days of subfreezing temperatures, the pond is now mostly frozen over, only a small area of open water remains.  I spent and hour watching at least 2 of the otters surfacing in the open water every few minutes.  One continuously climbed out of the water and sat on the ice calling, he was breaking my heart.  His calls sounded so sad.  After a while he disappeared in the water under the ice and didn't come up again.  They must be living in one of the beaver houses.  I will miss them.  It's been so much fun to get to know this family.  

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