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Old 06-19-2022, 01:29 PM   #1
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Anyone's guess?

As I sat at a campsite on Shallow Lake, I saw a log being blown by the strong winds. It was poking up at one end only, maybe a 30 degree angle.
Odd...
Well, it wasn't drifting with the wind, in fact it changed direction.
OK, so it's a beaver, there's tons of activity within a stone's throw.

But this thing looked very different from the many beavers I've seen and watched throughout the years.
Very blunt on the end, and when the waves were just right, I could see that it was big.

Whatever it was, it clearly saw me, did a few passes left right and then swam farther away. Occasionally, it would drop below the surface, but pop up again quickly. About twenty minutes of this, and it was gone.
I noticed it again, in the late afternoon, I tried to get any sort of photo, maybe clear enough if you zoom in to figure out what it was.
I have my guess, bit I'm not talking...

Anyway, here's all the pics I have:



Oops, wrong pic!









If none of these are clear enough, here's a link to the same pics on google photos, maybe you can zoom in better there...they're the last couple of photos.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QPrdbdQv4XeFXfm77
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Old 06-20-2022, 06:57 AM   #2
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Can't tell by the images but sounds like an Otter by its behavior?
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Old 06-20-2022, 11:33 AM   #3
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My guess is a big log. Half is fully water logged and stuck on the bottom and the other half can barely float, circling around in an eddy
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Old 06-20-2022, 05:51 PM   #4
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My guess is a big log. Half is fully water logged and stuck on the bottom and the other half can barely float, circling around in an eddy
Haha, that?s what I thought too, but it was moving way too much and in too many directions.
It also disappeared for a few hours and then returned, but not quite as close.
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Old 06-22-2022, 02:12 PM   #5
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That could be a casteroides. I believe you.
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Old 06-23-2022, 12:37 PM   #6
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Large snapping turtle. You can see its shell in the first photo below the deer photo.

Here?s a photo from Google for comparison.


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Old 06-24-2022, 07:54 PM   #7
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My guess is that it was an ichthyosaur.
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:10 PM   #8
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All you guys are too funny...I had the images up on a large screen TV, it surely looks like ursus americanus to me.
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Old 06-24-2022, 09:01 PM   #9
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For what ever reason this website will not let me share all 3 of these photos at once, so I am posting them separately. This first photo is zoomed on one of the photos posted above. The other two photos look very similar to me.

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Justin,
I gotta say, I think you’re right!!
The angle is right, bears usually swim much flatter…
As a best guess, whatever it was occasionally showed part of itself (or all??) to be around 2-3 ft long.
I’ve seen plenty of large snappers that big
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