Monday 17 November 2014

Milly, Molly and Mick Rat, of the Perth Pond Pilers!!!

Yam, a blog buddy in Dunoon, Scotland, suggested the names! I only spotted one, however. With their short shelf life, the others could be gone. We had a fox nearby the other day. It's hard to say.
However, we have at least one. No cats accompanied me this day. As I walked towards the pond, I could spot an open spot in the middle. The videos are in this post. It was comical watching him dive, get some food, come back up on the ice to eat.
The ice is very thin, I could see his brown body under the ice. You can see it in the video.

From here I could see the open hole,
and the waters moving as Mick disappeared.

The leaves are noisy as I walk.
They can hear me coming.
The pond is frozen over, for the most part.
These small holes were thawing in the 2 C. weather.
Dummy me - this wasn't wide enough to cover me!
I stood there, my arm started to go to sleep!
Hiding behind a larger group of trees,
I stuck the videocam around the side.
On the left is the open hole.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Love these and the videos - and thanks for taking up the names! Hope Milly and Mandy turn up again.

Hope you had the thermal undercloths on!!! YAM xx

Judy said...

I love the early days of the ice on the pond... They will finish the construction at the river soon, and I will be able to visit there every day again!

Nancy J said...

This is so funny, I'm sure he knew you were there, and sore arms, yes. Looks mighty cold. Jean.

Out To Pasture said...

What a treat to watch your very cute muskrat neighbours going about their busy little lives. Wow, when it comes to speed eating, they remind me of those wood chipper machines. Thank you Jennifer. Really enjoyed that. Please keep 'em coming!

Red said...

By watching your muskrat you will learn many other things. You have to wait and while waiting other things happen.

Kay L. Davies said...

So nice to know you and Yam are blog friends. She's a lot of fun, isn't she?
I'm not much fun myself lately, but I'm hanging in there, hoping to get back to blogging. Did do one blog post recently.
Hugs to you and both your patients...with a special cuddle for the veterinary patient. I can relate, having a drippy nose myself.
Luv, K

William Kendall said...

I wonder what the muskrats make of you.