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Hunting Greeblies

My family will have to explain what the greeblies were – the water creatures that haunted Stoco Lake outside of Tweed, Ontario in the late evenings. Out here we just have a pair of Grebes.

It’s nice to have Lake McRae back again, our humble slough that disappeared in the drought. And the first time in at least three years to be able to get the canoe out. Even the shallows have two feet of water, closer to five in the middle. Photo gallery below of the view.
I paddled about for while – snuck up behind the beaver, stalked the grebes and alarmed the neighbour’s fancy thoroughbreds who didn’t know what to make of me.
Levi, adventurous and trusting, climbed right in when I pulled up to where he was watching. He came and sat in my lap but it just was too scary when we began to back out. He raced back to the bow and jumped out, just a bit short of dry land. He swam back in, and spent the next hour or so cleaning the mucky schmutz from his coat.

3 Responses to “Hunting Greeblies”

  1. Lynda says:

    Wow….water. Good to see it back.

  2. Susanne says:

    Greeblies are turtles, that just poke their heads out of the water at dusk and scare the living daylights out of children.

  3. JA says:

    I think I had it in my head that they were frogs. But I don’t remember the cottage very well

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