This is such great news! Thanks Fleur, for the raccoon dog, I loved them on the badger cam!
And what a view this is! Within 10 minutes I saw countless toads or frogs leisurely basking in the midnight sun :), one water vole (or nutria, or a muskrat) swimming fast along the edge and disappearing in the hole in the shore, and then - a beaver swum by! All with their eyes ghostly reflecting the IR light .
Askja wrote: ↑April 26th, 2019, 4:37 am
...one water vole (or nutria, or a muskrat) swimming fast along the edge
I think it might have been a mink.
I read that they are semi-aquatic, some spending more time in water than out. I saw one small dark furry animal a few minutes ago, walking on the opposite river bank. It then slid into the water and swum away, just like the one last last night.
A beaver came in from the right and just in front of the entrance to the lodge he did a mighty splash and dived. Then he came back and turned in front of the camera, looking around him as if to investigate what had given him such a fright.