Since absconding with my game camera the Rodent of Unusual Size has been unobserved. He probably sold it on ebay and used the proceeds to fund a vacation in Cancun. Well, partially funded anyway. But the puddle has remained at its elevated level so I decided to venture into the swamp and see what I could see.
There was no sign of the waterlogged rat anywhere but his handiwork was all around.
Here are some photos of his tree chopping abilities.
And here is a mess he left while chewing the bark of sticks. I should turn him into the Staties for littering.
And here is his Lodge (what a dump).
And here is the much vaunted dam. Well, as a fellow engineer I can only say he’ll have to do a lot better than this if he expects to get his P.E stamp.
And here’s a close-up of his handiwork.
Disappearing like this leads me to believe either he has been eaten by one of his woodland brothers (coyote would be my guess). Or he’s gone completely nocturnal. I could test this theory out if I still had a game camera. Oh well, maybe Santa will come through.