Deneen and I went to Roraback Preserve a couple weeks ago where we came across this little Brown Snake. I have never seen one before but read they are rather common.
We sat down for a break by this beaver lodge and quickly heard a beaver slap its tail on the water. It swam around for a couple minutes then dove under the water and went into the lodge right in front of us. We listened to it shake off and have a snack while it was in there. It was a very cool experience.