Friday, September 28, 2012

The Return of the Jessie!!

Hey Pond Monster fans!!

A few months ago there was some cleanup of the pond by a robot, which turned up some really interesting and smelly stuff, apparently.

The night before the cleanup, members of JPMONS went out in a small boat and played some pond monster warning noises through our underwater speaker.  Early that morning, around 2:30 a.m., we tracked a large, furry object headed out of the pond and towards Brookline. We think he went over to Sargent Pond, although the owners of the property didn't want us setting up any monitoring equipment (side note, please respect their privacy).  We didn't say anything at the time, because we didn't want people wandering around private property, although you may have wondered why the clean-up robot didn't see Jessie.

Anyway, from what we can tell J hung out in Sargent Pond for most of the summer, with some brief visits to the Charles River Reservation in Newton and perhaps farther afield.

But home is where the heart is! We knew J'd be back sooner rather than later, and late last night, Cam 4 picked up some activity on the Brookline-facing side of the pond. Two late-night dog walkers also saw something plopping back into the pond at around the same time.

So, the JPMONS Science Committee had a brief Skype meeting this morning, and we decided to make the official declaration that Jessie is back!

Keep your eyes open!