Ice off may be a little late this year…

…but that didn’t keep this lucky otter from finding a delicious meal below the ice on April 4th! I was lucky enough to have my camera out as he brought this snapping turtle up onto the shore at the north end of the lake and gorged himself on fresh meat. When an eagle and some crows arrived he relocated to the middle of the lake, finished eating, and dropped the carcass back into the water. No free meal for the birds, who looked a little disappointed!

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The Ice is Gone…welcome Spring

We returned from IL last Monday, at that time the ice was about 300 feet from our shore. This past week the ice started to disappear from the lake. Today there were large sheets of ice in the middle of the lake but with the strong southern wind it brought the ice to our shore and around into the river by Mike and Cindy’s place near Voyager. That was two hours ago by tomorrow the lake will be ice free.

going.going..almost gone

going.going.. almost gone