National Geographic : 1913 Jul
Photo by George Shiras, 3rd NIGHT PICTURE AT THE EDGE OF A SWAMP When the coons deserted the corn patch, one was photographed at night where he had discovered the piece of bait put out for mink. Note the hand-like paw of the coon ers discovered by the receding water that repairs were needed at some point in the reservoir walls, the one attempting this work would come in contact with the string and furnish the second picture I was after. The first night my guide and I were in the sleeping bags at dusk, for a heavy frost was threatening and no blazing fire could be permitted in this locality. An hour later came the flap of a beaver's tail down by the lodge and repeated fre quently thereafter, indicating that a trace of scent or the dark-green camera boxes were exciting alarm. No welcome ex plosion was heard during the night, and in the morning I found that the animals had spent the time towing in an addi tional supply of bark. Whether the house was entirely completed or work thereon had been suspended for awhile I could not tell.