Here is another example that shows how poorly man and animals sometimes interact when they occupy the same area. Janie and I went scouting five of the North Alabama Birding Trail sites last Sunday, and came upon this sad item. the string that is going out of the picture is just heavy-duty twine, tied to a tree limb, with a large hook on the end. The hook is submerged when the water levels are a little higher. Apparently this poor guy got snagged by it. :frown: We found one other arrangement like the one that got this guy, and cut it down. Hopefully this will prevent a similar fate befalling another of these beautiful animals.