Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rare sighting from the east.

Splendid Rivercart. Magaguadavic River, New Brunswick.

One of the larger rivercarts. Almost entirely aquatic. Front wheels vestigial. Often bears propeller scars. (Boat responsibly, please.)

Thanks to Victoria from The Moss Garden for this spectacular record.

7 comments:

mr_subjunctive said...

[makes admiring oooooo-type noises]

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Too funny

randomtruth said...

Awwww... Looks like it's having a great time playing in the water.

Have you figured out how to differentiate gender between them yet?

Hugh said...

RT: I suspect, judging by the way they stack at grocery stores, that they're hermaphrodites.

randomtruth said...

Of course - like banana slugs. That could explain their solo wandering behavior too...

Victoria said...

Or slipper limpets! Thanks for the ID. Splendid Rivercart, eh? Good to know, thanks for the ID!

Dave Ingram said...

Beautiful image - nicely composed and truly shows the Rivercart in its natural habitat. Well done!