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On both Saturday and Monday the geese from Silver Lake made it almost to the fence along our back yard. For a while I thought I was going to have to give them a firecracker or two, but both times they got edgy and took off when an eagle or two was also spotted nearby. Yesterday I saw three eagles in trees along the edge of the park, one in our big oak. I hope they decide to stick around for a while to help keep the geese away from our yards here. The geese are a mess to have around and it wouldn't bother me much to see some go to BIG BIRD food. Man the eagles are something to see when you can look out a window fifty feet from them. Beautiful.....and good goose repellent it seems.

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CrappieTom, the eagles are something to see. I love fishing Pepin and seeing how many you can count. We also had one come within 50 feet of our boat once to pick a dieing silver bass off the water. What a site.

Also I was driving South on East Circle Drive right across from the Mink Farm when I saw a fully colored out Baldie wading in the water. At first I didn't know what is was but once I pulled over I could tell it was an eagle. I watched it for close to 3 minutes before it spotted me and just stood there staring at me. I then decided just to leave it alone and drive on.

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Foot....We see a lot of the eagles along that stretch of road. I have the confluence of the Zumbro river and Cascade creek right in my back yard and a ton of these birds hang out in the park at times.

Its odd to have them so close to the house. But then too, I had a tom turkey strutting on my garage roof three years ago on April Fools day. Go figure that one.

Its amazing just how much wildlife will follow the water in from the countryside. Its amazing how much actually call this area home.

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CT, I agree. I think that most people would be very surprised at how much and what variety of wildlife we have in the little woodlots and river bottoms in Rochester.

I use to have an office across from Mayo Field overlooking the river and would watch a big bull mink run the bank day after day hunting for food. One day there are 2 mink a Bull and what I assumed was a female. Month later there was the female with 3 kits.

I've also seen coyotes and fox, late at night, runing right in town down by Silver Lake.

Still waiting to see a Moose walking down Broadway, that would top everything.

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