Training with Shankar
This nutria climbed up out of the adjacent channel within 6 feet of us. It is clearly used to people on the trail. We'd seen it munching on bulrushes along the channel margin a few minutes earlier.
Two individuals were seen along the trail next to the "Water Delivery Channel", about 0.4 mi W of the visitors center. Beautiful pale turquoise stripe down back, light blue belly, and light brown "cheek" patches.
in wetland off Dabbler Pond trail
eating Western Garter Snake on the path
preening on nest on small island in wetland
Foraging in the short grass of the paths
huge numbers all around the wetland