The Woodad is a local inhabitant of the ponds and sloughs of the Columbia River and Willamette Valley. It’s a busy little omnivore that specializes in catching fish and frogs. It climbs onto an overhanging limb and drops down on the unsuspecting meal. If it misses, it soon catches up by the use of its powerful, beaver-like tail. Its call is a beautiful birdlike song punctuated by a horrendous burping sound.