Playing Stoney Hill yesterday---or technically, quitting play and trudging back towards my house in disgust---I came up from the back side of the dam and saw turmoil in the pond. Thinking it was a the mysterious waterfowl that's been diving in there the last few weeks, I waited for it to submerge and then hustled up to the edge of the pond to finally get a good I.D.
Much to my surprise, an otter popped his head up.
Made more special by the fact that, until the day before, I hadn't realized we had otters in this region. I had been walking a river about a mile away and seen two. So a day after that surprise, I got the bigger surprise of having a pair of otters on the course.
Now, if we can just train them to retrieve discs......