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Otter! - Phil's Rambling Rants
May 18th, 2007
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Otter!
Last night I took an hour I didn't have to spare and went over to Kickapoo to see how carrying my new gear was going to work out.  (Pretty well, it turns out -- I kludged up something to carry the weight of the 500mm lens on the tripod mount ring, and it works well, and I was able to handle both cameras without much trouble.)

In a backwater off the river along the trail that goes straight from what I think is called Number 6 Pond south to Rt. 150, I got a brief but clear look at an otter!  As far as I can remember, I've never seen an otter in the wild before.  Unfortunately, I messed up the switches on the camera, and I wasn't able to get a picture in the maybe as long as five seconds before the otter disappeared.

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From:birder2
Date:May 18th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
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Wonderful! I actually saw one at Meadowbrook once when the U of I had a toxic spill that killed a lot of stream stuff--I assume it was seeking refuge! It was gone before I even had time to THINK of taking a picture--my brain was in processing "did I REALLY see that" mode for a bit.
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From:ntrlstgrl
Date:May 21st, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
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Ah!!!!! That would be so cool to see...the pic would have been good to but just to have the experience. WOW!
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