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I came across a winding animal track this morning; it appeared to be coming from the nearby otter holt I built over seven years ago. The track wound it’s way over the pasture, across Northern Corridor and into the Lagoon Field. There is a lot of food on the marsh at the moment and the animals are making the most of it. Berries, nuts, and apples are abundant this year. I see many animal tracks on the marsh and rarely get excited by them, but so many animals use this particular otter holt that any new tracks to and from it warrant special attention. This video was captured by my bodycam, so you will have to excuse the stange angles, occasional odd subjects and shakes.
The marsh cattle have returned from their four weeks jolly to Blackstone Reserve after the “Great Flood.” Waynetta is still lead cow, and the herd has settled in nicely. There is not a lot of grass around for the cattle to eat, but it is growing steadily now.
The weather was cold but sunny today, so I moved the herd.
I looked inside the seven year old otter holt today.