Louise and Stephen Rhoda have watched a number of riveting things happen outside their back door, which faces the Piscataquis River in Milo: deer trying to cross the ice, flooding and, over the last three years, baby eagles.
But on Tuesday morning they woke to something they had never seen before: a spinning disc of ice that nearly spanned the entire width of the river.
“We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Louise Rhoda on Tuesday morning. The couple has lived in the home since 1983, and Stephen Rhoda grew up on the opposite side of the river. “I’ve seen pictures of other places but never dreamed we’d look out here and see it.”
Others watched a time lapse video of the disc captured by a webcam. It appeared to form where the Sebec River runs into the Piscataquis River.
Erin Rhoda is editor of Maine Focus, a journalism and community engagement initiative by the Bangor Daily News.
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