I have had several blogs about Nebraska mustelids (members of the weasel family). Badgers and skunks have provided some entertaining encounters, and I often share a shoreline with a semi-aquatic mink while I am fishing. Mink were one of my Gramps Roth’s favorite catches on his trap line, and they have been for me too.
There is another semi-aquatic mustelid that I am still waiting to run into–otters.
On a couple of occasions at Calamus Reservoir, I believe I saw an otter. One was at a long distance, but before my fishing partner and I could get a closer look, it was gone. The other one was in low-light and I caught just a glimpse of something that I think was an otter, but again, it was gone.
So, my kids and I keep our eyes peeled looking for otters whenever we think we are in a place where we might see one. “One of these days. . . .”
Until then, and since it is a Friday, some of you might be old enough to remember this old Rapala commercial:
That is one of my favorites. One of the best fishing commercials ever!
Stole this meme from the interwebs. You might have to think about it for a minute:
If you are not groaning yet:
Have a great weekend. If you are on the water, keep your eyes open, you never know what you might see!