At least, Cotton Rat is the best guess I can make for this animal. We saw these 4-5″ rodents long ago along the edge of a nearby lake, and never saw them again for more than a year – and suddenly they are back, so I took my high zoom camera to get some close-ups while I have the chance!
Recently, Margaret and I saw a Bald Eagle on a roof of a home the other side of Independence – I only had my phone camera with me, so no close-ups. But this morning, there was the same? another? Bald Eagle on a roof of a home nearby, so I headed back home and got my high-zoom Sony camera. Happily, the bird was still there:
So here’s a pile of close-ups! As always, click any image for higher resolution …
And a couple of cropped pictures, for even more close-up!