Otters doin’ what they ought-ter, beavers hard at work

By Dave Small, Special to the BDN
Posted Nov. 29, 2011, at 10:59 a.m.

With November well underway, Deb and I decided to hike the Witch Hole carriage road at Acadia National Park. We wanted to check up on a beaver that we saw in Breakneck Pond last New Year’s Eve day. We didn’t see the beaver, although we did see a freshly beaver- chewed tree … big, huh?

A little farther up the road at Half Moon Pond we saw some river otters and thought we ought-ter share the pics. We never got very close to them, but it was a treat to watch them circle the pond in search of a meal. The American robin greeted us shortly after we had seen the otters. It was a great six mile walk on a fantastic day.

A hike on a side trail off the 24-00-00 road produced an opportunity to picture a winter moth and a gray jay. Some other names might be Canada jay, gorbie, moose bird, camp robber and whiskey-jack! I’ll bet you might know some additional names.

Maine outdoors has a lot to offer, enjoy.

http://bangordailynews.com/2011/11/29/outdoors/otters-doin-what-they-ought-ter-beavers-hard-at-work/ printed on February 27, 2015