Even the wildlife seems flummoxed by the record-breaking wet spring.
Earlier this month after another heavy rain deluged Western New York with an inch or more of rain, a loon apparently mistook a roadway for a pond, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
That's when an astute environmental conservation officer in Cattaraugus County came to the rescue, the report stated.
Responding to a call for a common loon using an East Otto road for a pond, Environmental Conservation Officer Nate Mead sought assistance from a local wildlife rehabilitator and secured the confused, but otherwise healthy, loon with a towel to move it out of the road, the DEC reported.
The bird was taken to a real pond a short distance away.
Once in the water at its new pond, the loon "took off paddling and dove under the water," according to DEC officials.