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I have seen some large (bigger than rats)  brown furry guys
(weasel-like) playing in the rocks along the edge of the lake south
of the boathouse.  Does anyone know what they are and would they
take ducklings?  I am suspicious.

On 10 Jun 2002 at 12:01, Ann Curran wrote:

> Glad to say Indigo Buntings have returned to the
> Burlington Intervale. Holly Hungerford and I saw
> one June 3.  My husband and I saw a male and heard
> at least one other the evening of June 7. Also
> American Redstart there June 7. Many Yellow
> Warblers serenading.  Haven't seen the
> Black-Crowned Night Herons on their favorite pond
> in weeks.
>
> Yesterday, I was at the Burlington Boathouse and
> noticed a female mallard with one duckling
> paddling beside her. A woman there told me she'd
> seen the mother with three ducklings just two days
> before.  I'm wondering what hazards and predators
> are most likely to account for the loss.
>
> Ann Curran