As usual we share this lake and island with a variety of creatures large and small. Just yesterday, while I had my morning coffee, a little weasel came to visit. He came right up to my chair and then spent the next half hour exploring the lodge.
Our neighbour, Charlie, comes for visits on calm evenings to snack on the clover in front of the Tower Cabin in the middle of camp. When a poplar tree fell during a storm, Charlie had it delimbed and carted away before Hugh got around to the chore.
A garter snake guards the lodge and suns himself on the flat rock outside. Harmless to us but scary for any wondering mice.
In August the loons gather here for their annual convention. It is not uncommon for 13 loons to float by the lodge as they conduct choir practise.
One day, Matt Creed came home from fishing and shoot this video of a bear arriving on Viking Island. I only know of one other time that a bear visited (back in the 1960's) and then we only saw the pile he deposited.