A friend of ours, Bob Hilscher, was driving through the Park a few weeks back, and he spotted this River Otter on the Oxtongue River right at the Park's west boundary, at Park Lake.
A little patience rewarded Bob with a view of the Otter coming to the surface with a fish. It was extremely warm and foggy today... Perfect day for fishing, it would seem. It is a great time of year, late March and early April, to see wildlife up here. New birds are returning daily, the moose are coming out of the woods to the roadside looking for the salty grasses growing near the highway, deer are on the move after a long winter in the confinement of the yards, and the otters and beavers are stepping out, giving themselves a bit of a sunbath, and getting on with Spring.
They all know how great it is to be out of doors at this time of year. Do you?
|Smoke Creek, smoking with the mist!|