Travis Swims after the Loons
Travis has been convinced for the past three summers that he will catch a Beaver or Loon by swimming it down. I was reading on Ogre Island this afternoon when I heard the Loon pair give their tremelo warning cry over and over. I spotted Travis in the water paddling slowly after them. The Loons kept up their yodeling but never let Travis get closer than 30 feet before diving. Plucky old Travis chased the Loons for at least five minutes.
I got video of Travis giving up the chase and paddling back to Ogre Island while the Loons yodel. The cam battery was low so I couldn’t zoom (the clicks near the beginning are me fumbling with the zoom lever) so the Loons are distant dots, but their tremelo is loud.