The Last Time the Coot Surfaced Before Disappearing For Good
This was the last time the coot broke the surface of the water before disappearing below for good. I felt terrible watching this, even as I reminded myself it was normal and part of nature. There was a man there watching too, without a camera. We speculated what it could be. Didn't think a snake, part of it would surely have shown above the water. Didn't think there were any crocodiles or alligators at White Rock. My best guess was a large turtle.
American Coot (Fulica Americana)
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