And he/she did. This scene reminds me of that old poem: Woodman, Spare That Tree! by George Pope Morris (1802-1864), which was made into a popular song in 1837, with music by Henry Russell (1812-1900). Here’s a version from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, for all us kids.

That’s the entrance to North Cove at the top of the photograph, with the CT River flowing under the Baldwin Bridge and I-95 beyond the dock.

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Fallen Tree, Chester, MA

August 20, 2017

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Upstream, Chester, MA

August 11, 2017

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Bobcat, Old Saybrook, CT

August 7, 2017

Pretty relaxed all in all.

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I first saw this animal leisurely walking away from me, and based on its size, thought it was a fox. The profile (and the bobbed tail in another photo) positively ID’ed it as a bobcat, the first one I’ve ever seen. One like this was seen about 3 miles away recently; females are known to have a territory of about 5 square miles, males about 30. Rabbits are their main prey, and there happen to be a lot in the neighborhood this year. A cropped version of a shot taken a few seconds before follows above.

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Dinghy, Wilmington, VT

July 31, 2017

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Looking east as the CT River flows by the Essex Dock.

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