|Mother and kits, getting a drink and practicing crab catching. Caught on the BirdCam.|
It's been so hot and dry here that I've been making sure there is fresh water available for this little family every night. The kits can't reach the birdbath yet, so I leave a metal basin on the ground for them.
The mother drinks; the kits not so much. They're still nursing, so they get their hydration from poor, thirsty Mommy. But they're learning to search underwater for goodies. Last night, one stepped into the basin with all four feet, felt around, then went on his way. Nothing there but water; what a disappointment!
I wonder if they'd like some mussels? I've got spares.