Critters Close Up

 

Bald Eagles (can you see the turtle that the eagle on the stump is holding in its claws?)

 
 

Water snake swimming, filmed during a Friends of the Kaw float trip on the Upper Wakarusa River

 


Northern Water Snake

 


Canada Geese--flock of adults and young

 
 

Great Blue Heron tracks on sandbar

 
 


Beaver--logs that have been stripped for food

 

 

Softshell turtle--buried in sand while laying eggs

 
 


Green heron raising crest when startled

 







Photos:
Eagle photo- Michael A. Watkins Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Eagle video- Mike Cuenca
Heron tracks- Craig Thompson
Green heron- Steve Cringan
Softshell Turtle and Northern Water Snake- Suzanne Collins