A Very Large Water Snake and Other Discoveries

We checked out a new-to-us little park nearby, Carriage Hill Metropark, a historic farm with a beautiful manmade lake, horseback riding and hiking trails, and wetland areas.  We were pleasantly surprised to encounter many species of wildlife, including a goose couple with adorable goslings, a very large water snake basking on a log in the wetland, many frogs and tadpoles, fish, and best of all, some turtles hanging out by a beaver lodge.  Unfortunately (a park guy told us) they had to relocate the beaver up north; maybe it didn’t fit in with their park management plans(?).  Next time we’ll check out the trails.



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