Mar 9 – I just had to get out of the house and into the day.  As I drove past this part of Cadillac Lake, I noted a bump on the snow and correctly assumed beaver.  I didn’t have telephoto lens this time, but 10 mp allows for a fairly close crop.  The bump on the ice is the beaver.

This part of the lake stays fairly open all winter because there’s a canal between it and Lake Mitchell.  I will usually stop by to see what creatures are stirring.  Often it’s birds, but I have seen both beaver and otters here, which definitely keeps me coming back.   The ice on the rest of both lakes remains thick enough for ice shanties and ice fisherman to venture out.  I even saw a truck the other day.  March 15 is when the ice shanties have to come off the ice, though.