You don’t have to be jumping choppy waves or cutting up water to appreciate beautiful Lake Geneva. Whether it be with an intimate partner or treasured friend, you can create memories on Wisconsin’s lakes regardless of your companion’s age or physical abilities. Did you know that Wisconsin is home to some of the most diverse wildlife in the world? Wisconsin is known for it’s snowshoe hares and gray wolves that roam the land, but to truly get a glimpse of the wildlife, you must travel to a spot where all things congregate. Lakes have been known to attract all sorts of exotic creatures. Power Sports Rental Network provides quality boat rentals that will help you enjoy nature with your loved ones. Below is a list of animals you might see while cruising in a boat rental.
1. The River OtterKeep your eyes pealed for this long-bodied, short-haired member of the weasel family. River otters are known for bounding, jumping, sliding, and play-fighting along the banks of the lakes and rivers of Wisconsin. They primarily eat fish, though they also may eat crayfish, frogs, muskrats, and reptiles.
2. The Tundra SwanThe tundra swan is the smallest North American swan. Adults are all white with black bills, often with a small yellow dot at the base. Look for them in shallow water, feeding on weeds and tubers. They can reach food up to three feet below the surface by upending themselves! They are also known to fly inland to forage on waste grain or potatoes.
3. The Painted Turtle
The painted turtle is the most common turtle in Wisconsin. It has a dark top shell with the ends marked with red. Painted turtles like to eat aquatic plants, snails, crayfish, insects, and small fish. And they spend lots of time basking in the sun on logs or on mats of floating plants. This helps them keep warm, speed egg development, digest food, and maintain their shells.