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Re: OT-Wildlife

  • Subject: Re: OT-Wildlife
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 16:18:56 -0500

I would LOVE to have otters in my ponds.  How very cool.


On 9/1/09, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
> In this strange summer lots of things are different.  There are more
> chipmunks than I have ever seen before - and everyone else is having
> the same reaction.  The downy woodpeckers have begun drinking from
> the hummingbird feeder regularly.  But most striking are the otters.
> For years the otters would appear in our small pond two or three
> times a summer. There would usually be three of them and they would
> stay for a couple of hours - weren't at all shy - didn't seem to mind us
> when we went down to look at them.  They are quite vocal, and would
> seem to be discussing these odd people.  We thought they probably
> came for the frogs in the pond, and left when they had cleaned it out.
> Well, this summer they are coming two or three times a week.  Before
> it was always early in the morning, but now they come at all hours.
> Today around noon there were at least five - can't see the near shore
> of the pond as it's downhill from the house and there is a bit of bank
> overhang - but there could have been more. I'm guessing the family
> has grown, but we can't figure out why they are coming so much more
> often.  There are still some frogs - we hear them at night - so maybe
> that's not what they come for. They have to come through the neighbor's
> woods. The pond is spring-fed, so there is no waterway in. We are close
> to a power-line in one direction, and an undeveloped county parkland
> in another, but there is no direct approach route.  Strange.
> Auralie
>
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