I like to spend the first of January out photographing some where but yesterday it was so bitterly cold I stayed inside. This photo is from New Year's day a few years ago. I went to Sabattus River to photograph ice patterns that the flowing water creates on the rocks and I ended up photographing this muskrat, there were actually three of them hanging around that morning. This guy swam right past me about ten feet away and it looked like it was holding a rock but when it climbed up on the ice I saw it was a mussel and it proceeded to break it open and chow down. I just had my point and shoot with me at the time but I thought the photo came out pretty good.