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A lesson learned the hard way and a cool find while scouting the creeks. #13907534 03/02/21 05:55 AM
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Went up a popular creek this weekend on my Kayak, and less than 2 minutes in I see a swarm of mosquitos on the water (who thought they'd be out during this cold weather?) and one of them decided to land on my head and I instinctively swatted it away and in doing so knocked my brand new prescription glasses into the muddy water never to be seen again. Can't lie and say this is the first time that this has happened though grin , if yall wear glasses/ sunglasses remember to pick up a retainer before you get on the water. went home and picked up my old prescription then drove to another nearby creek and found this poor fellow sitting in the creek bed. Figured it was a river otter and texted the game warden and he confirmed it apparently, they are pretty elusive and not often spotted. GW said he probably froze. Surprised to find we had them this far northwest of the Gulf, but then again my former research assistant who I worked under told me that she used to work with turtles at her wildlife program out at A&M Commerce and one time one of the turtles they trapped had bites from a river otter on it eeks also sorry for the blurry photos my phone must have been having a bad day.

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Re: A lesson learned the hard way and a cool find while scouting the creeks. [Re: Bumblebee488] #13908146 03/02/21 06:46 PM
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see a few otters on Rayburn and Toledo.

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Re: A lesson learned the hard way and a cool find while scouting the creeks. [Re: Bumblebee488] #13908322 03/02/21 08:50 PM
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I saw a couple on Rayburn as well about 15 years ago.

Re: A lesson learned the hard way and a cool find while scouting the creeks. [Re: Bumblebee488] #13908410 03/02/21 09:59 PM
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I have seen them in a local creek I fish regularly. thumb



Side Note: Sorry about your glasses. Never lost a pair while fishing. Cell phones are another story. bang


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Re: A lesson learned the hard way and a cool find while scouting the creeks. [Re: Bumblebee488] #13908415 03/02/21 10:01 PM
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Too bad about your glasses, mine have been knocked off a few times by rowdy Carp/Buffalo but I've always found 'em. Neat find with the otter! I've heard of a few around DFW


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Re: A lesson learned the hard way and a cool find while scouting the creeks. [Re: Bumblebee488] #13908764 03/03/21 03:05 AM
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Saw more than 1 otter at Fairfield on Saturday


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Re: A lesson learned the hard way and a cool find while scouting the creeks. [Re: Bumblebee488] #13909386 03/03/21 04:44 PM
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There use to be a pair that lived on the dam at Navarro Mills


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Re: A lesson learned the hard way and a cool find while scouting the creeks. [Re: Bumblebee488] #13910302 03/04/21 06:30 AM
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Has happened to my glasses a few times. Now I get those foam things that slip on to the back of my glasses so when they fall off they float. And unfortunately I've tested it out on accident and they do float. Can't remember the name. I'll see if I can find it and post here.

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I guess they're just called floating sunglass strap. lol.

Re: A lesson learned the hard way and a cool find while scouting the creeks. [Re: Bumblebee488] #13911876 03/05/21 02:52 PM
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Saw 2 at Fork over the last 5 years.

Re: A lesson learned the hard way and a cool find while scouting the creeks. [Re: Bumblebee488] #13912018 03/05/21 04:28 PM
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Saw 2 of them on Martin Creek Lake last year.

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