During our latest Mashkinonje day hike, we came upon a flooded dry meadow which we had to circumvent. Once back on the right track, we looked behind us to take pictures.
As we were standing there, I heard a splash but didn’t see anything. I mentioned it to Marc and was surprised when he told me he hadn’t heard anything. Still, he was the one who spotted rings in the water. A few seconds later, he pointed to an area not too far from the rings.
“Do you see that beaver?”
I did. Can you?
(Hint: Look directly above the dead centre of the image above.)
At first, though, I thought it was a muskrat. Marc laughed and said that its head would be way smaller if that was the case. Oh! Fine then… Lol.
We watched for what seemed like forever, but it didn’t move.
“Maybe it’s just a branch?” I ventured.
Marc said that might be possible.
Unconvinced, I looked down, fiddling with my camera.
“There, it’s gone!” Marc exclaimed.
I looked up and saw Marc pointing at rings growing in the water.
We searched the water’s surface for a little while longer, but it appeared that was it for this barely beaver sighting.
Here’s a close-up of the beaver in case you don’t believe me (winky face). The photo’s a bit blurry, but you get the idea.
See the beaver now? Much better, eh!
So the lessons learned from this barely beaver sighting are:
- Don’t ever doubt you’re looking at a beaver!
- Don’t ever doubt you’re looking at a beaver if you’re hoping to take a nice photo!
- Don’t ever look away while you’re looking at a beaver!
- Don’t just play with your camera; use it!