Email: ‘‘Found this odd-colored possum at our back door tonight. Thought you would like to see his odd color.’’ — William Bell in OswegoA: Bell thinks it is a leucistic, not an albino, because of the dark eyes. Odd, indeed. But in the Daily Journal, Trevor Edmonson wrote about encountering a white opossum while patrolling in December at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. ‘‘Outfitters ruined the very thing they rely on. I said that would happen 20 years ago.
Olivia Vondrak remembered this about her first muskie:‘‘I’m pretty sure I was about 10 or 11 [so probably 2012 or 2013] when I caught my first muskie,’’ she recounted. ‘‘It was about two years after my [and my sister’s] first year in Canada, Lake of the Woods. My sister [Jenna] caught her first muskie on a spot we call Picnic Table. Then a day later, I caught my first muskie on a yellow- and black-spotted Suick that I still have to this day.’’Vondrak has come a long way.
Good mix of stuff, indoors and out, over the Martin Luther King weekend for this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors. I am in a bit of a quandary of what I will end up doing, some of it may be weather dependent. The night fishing at Shabbona Lake intrigues me. I haven’t been able to do it for years, because normally it is on a February weekend and I am usually covering Beat the Champs for the Sun-Times.
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