Makes ya wanna think.

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.

2 responses

  1. Aaaaaaaaaaaah, the Loons! What an awesome account of loon hunt and tremelo. Thanks for sharing.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:23 am

  2. Meanwhile, back in so-called civilization…

    BOBAR BIN-LADEN – A First-Person Shooter Videogame by Jacob Freeze, in which…

    Everything proceeds according to the usual FPS paradigm in a generic Arab country, until a gigantic Arab impervious to all available weapons suddenly appears.


    BOBAR kills the shooter again and again until the following message appears:

    “Add a SUPER-NUKE BOBAR-KILLER to your arsenal today!”

    “Only $5,000,000,000,000, from Jakie Inc.”



    P.S. Say hi to gret-Mar!

    July 1, 2011 at 9:50 am

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