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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lake Charlotte Double Drowning & Shots From the Weekend

My deepest condolences to the families of Brad Skafte and Adam Patnode who died in a tragic snowmobile accident on January 14th on Lake Charlotte. Bad ice has been a real problem this year all across the state.

Lake Charlotte drowning, Recovery efforts on Lake Charlotte Wright County MN January 15, 2012

Lake Charlotte drowning, Recovery efforts on Lake Charlotte Wright County MN January 15, 2012

Lake Charlotte drowning, Recovery efforts on Lake Charlotte Wright County MN January 15, 2012

Pretty sure MN statute requires ALL operators or passengers on an ATV under the age of 18 to wear a helmet. You know, accidents do happen.

Lake Charlotte drowning, Recovery efforts on Lake Charlotte Wright County MN January 15, 2012

Lake Charlotte drowning, Recovery efforts on Lake Charlotte Wright County MN January 15, 2012

Lake Charlotte drowning, Recovery efforts on Lake Charlotte Wright County MN January 15, 2012

Again, my heart goes out to the parents of these guys. Just horrible.

After attending the Minnesota Storm Chaser Convention on Saturday, I was anxious to get outside and do some fun shooting.

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The morning started out frosty and clear. View on the Mississippi River at Snuffy's Landing. Sure wish I could have been out in the kayak today.

Swans at Snuffy's:
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Notice the one goose who had to photobomb my shot.

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Mirror mirror....almost.

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This pheasant was roosting up so high in a tree...like 30+ feet up, I did a double take driving by. Weird.

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One eagle near the Clearwater River in bad light.

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I did stop to check a road kill I moved off the shoulder of a road a week or so ago when I saw 2 eagles starting to feed on it. Good to see the youngster still feeding on it without any lead worries.

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A red fox escaping after he caught me totally off guard. I wasn't even ready to start shooting when he zipped out of a low grassy area and booked it for the woods.

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Overall a very satisfying day. Unfortunately the snow we got on the 14th all but disappeared today so it will be back to shooting brown again for a while.

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