We – the dog and I – came across the muskrat again. Argos never sees him, perhaps because we are on a bridge and he’s about 15 feet below us. It makes me wonder how much the smells above and around the water are an added protection. As I walk along the path, I can often pick up what smell like animal odors, which may mean they’re nearby or have just passed across. This fellow was sitting on the bank of a small island and, when he heard us above, he swam off.