Please keep your cats indoors.
It struck me as much smaller than the Eastern Comma I saw earlier. Green? Hoary?
Its a Golden Eagle, I swear!
Last night, during the dusk/twilight transition (about 8:00pm), I was walking along Creek Road, just west of the covered bridge, in Cornwall Swamp (Otter Creek). I noticed on both sides of the road that large fish appeared to be spawning, in the flooded meadow waters on both sides of the road. In each case there were two large fish, swimming side by side amongst the tall grasses and flooded bases of trees, occasionally thrashing in the water. The fish were large - almost arm's length, with large rounded dorsal and tail fins; the fins were translucent and lightly spotted. I could see these details thru my binocs, but only had my iphone available; none of the photo were usable for identification.
Looking at the VT F&W website, the best match I found (for the fins) was Northern Pike. Does this set of observations agree with known habits for this fish?