We’re cautiously optimistic.
Floating atop the water’s surface, Russell had one goal, to make it across the 21.6 mile channel in about 14 hours… and probably to not fart while trapped inside a plastic ball for 14 hours.
It could be hitching a ride or possibly trying to kill the woodpecker. I kinda hope they are mating. The world could use a few Last Airbender style hybrid species (I’ve got my heart set on a platypus bear).