This morning we witnessed a creature drama in the brook below our balcony. We’ve seen birds, squirrels, and ducks, but these two were a big surprise.
At first we thought it was a beaver, but it didn’t have a beaver’s tail. Muskrat! Was Ratty in Wind in the Willows a muskrat? We watched it swim upstream and climb out of the water.
Along came a huge snapping turtle. The shell was almost two feet long. Her appearance sent that muskrat diving for cover–twice! She continued to mosey downstream. Do snapping turtles eat rodents?
This was a lot of excitement for apartment-dwellers. I feel fortunate that the Seakill company who built this complex didn’t disturb the waterway.
What will we see next?