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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Cat Tail Swamp


This is a swamp south of St Thomas, Ontario, that I drive past on my way home from work some days. A few weeks ago, I noticed these humps. 
Someone, or something, has cut the cat tails and humped them up, creating open spaces of water.


What are they?


Of course the first thing that entered my mind was... Beavers!
And then I thought, no... We're too far south for Beavers. We don't have them here...




And then Saturday Dick and I drove past and we saw a Canada Goose sitting on one and we cried, "Yureka! They're for the geese!" 
But no, I haven't seen any geese sitting on them since Saturday...




 So! I'll just have to keep my eye on them and see what, if anything develops!




What do you make of it all?

All of these photos were again shot and loaded directly from my Nikon P90 and then posted without alteration of any kind.

11 comments:

Everyday Goddess said...

I'll be glad to find out when you do!

Marilyn said...

Could it be muskrats?? Do you have them there??
Now I am stumped.....
Hugs,
Marilyn

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Well, yes, we do have muskrats. But these huts are at least six feet across. (I should have out a size in the post!) BIG MUSKRATS? No... I don't think it's muskrats...

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I too will be waiting to find out. Hope you get to see what ever it is that lives there.

Brian Miller said...

the aliens missed the corn fields again with their crop circles...lol.

Nezzy said...

By golly, ya may have Locke livin' right there in your marsh.

Now, I'm very curious, perplexed and confused. Let us know when ya'll solve the mystery.

God bless ya and have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

DJan said...

Are you sure that these are somehow related to creatures and not to human activity? It's very puzzling, so you will need to let us know when YOU find out!

Lori E said...

I dare you to peek inside one and take a picture. C'mon I double dare you.

Unknown Mami said...

Sounds like a proper mystery.

Heart of the wood said...

Whatever they are, it's nice to see a bit of the scenery from round your way! Thanks for your recent comments about my elephant, by the way ...

crochet lady said...

I am thinking a muskrat....?