Right away at the bridge where I parked, I spotted some tracks on the ice.
A few yards beyond was opossum number 1. This little runt looked to be in bad shape and was moving quite slowly. It almost looked as if he had fallen into the canal and might have been a bit cold. He looks pretty pathetic:(
On down the trail, I came across opossum number 2. This one was actually licking at something on the ice, but made for a decent, reflective shot.
After I had returned to the truck and heading down the road, opossum number 3 made an appearance on the roadside. This one appeared to be an older one and was very large. To say the least, he was not happy I was there so close.
Two other parting shots from today's hike, and not related to opossums:) The first shot is a squirrel that appears to have its nest tucked away into a honey locust thorn cluster. I'm surprised I even spotted him, but I just got lucky.
And finally, I LOVE old barns. I had never noticed this one before, but it really makes for a nice rustic photo. I tried doing a black and white version, but that old red paint really makes the photo.
All in all, a very fun day. This particular stretch of the canal is very scenic and I plan on visiting it more often. There was a ton of wildlife sign, so it would definitely be a place to visit as the sun rises and sets.