He took along his camera and so we can paddle along with him up stream. He was looking for the trumpeter swans -- who he thought were nesting upstream in a previous visit. They weren't. He mistook an old beaver lodge for their nest. Likely an immature pair planning a future nest. Over the many years since trumpeter swans were reintroduced to Wisconsin through Crex Meadows, Orr Lake has often been the site of trumpeter nests and cygnets. The very first year the swans raised in captivity and released to the wild nested, one of the nine pairs chose Orr Lake as their home.
|These giant snappers are probably the reason for the rumor of the "Orr Lake Monster." The clawed foot raised in passion!|