- Jun 22, 2014
- Reaction score
- North Jersey Woods ( NJW)
Nice, you got an otter. I would imagine you wear snowshoes in these conditions?Checked the traps after the snow storm passed today. The area is known for high winds and drifting snow. To combat the elements I wore double pants, double coats, snow shoes, a hat, a scarf, and a pair of leather bomber style mits. Certainly looked homeless with the non matching clothing but kept warm overall. The drifts were well over three feet is some places. Other spots had less than 10" of snow.
The wind was blowing hard enough that my back trail would blow in in less than 10 minutes. When removing a large male otter from my trap, my hands went numb within minutes. The trap iced up nearly immediately as I pulled the catch. I had to throw the trap in the water to soften the ice then blow the ice off the jaws so the dog would hold the jaw.
Needless to say, no pictures.