Just as I expected, my furry neighbors couldn't keep still for long. But I have a new theory that may challenge some old ideas. The theory is that the racoons and the beavers are in cahoots. There they are hanging out in the same place, although not at the same time. They may be working in shifts, but I need to do more research to be sure. Too bad money for academic studies is in such short supply, otherwise I could get a grant, write a thesis, and be known worldwide in wildlife circles for my breakthrough ideas (can you say delusions of grandeur?). Here, my friends is the photographic evidence!
Now that the ponds are skimming over with ice it will be interesting to see what happens next. I haven't seen any activity this week except for where the camera isn't. I am thinking that deer hunting season is some sort of holiday for the rest of the critters while the deer try to avoid an untimely death. The animals seem to have different labor laws with more time off for quality time with their families and most of the work is seasonal. It seems to work for them.