You Otter See Them!

Our local lake has some unusual residents this summer.  For the first time I can remember, there are otters, three of them, living here.  We have beavers and muskrats, but I have never seen an otter in the wild.

Today, with the aid of a kayak, I got close enough to see them and also annoy them.  I was soundly growled at.  They can’t, uh, flip you off like a beaver does, but otters can certainly be intimidating.  They bark like dogs and they have teeth like dogs, so beware!


The three went rolling through the water like Ogopogo.


Here is the gateway to their reedy playground. They’re watching to see if I’ll follow.


Got fish?


Definitely not a beaver or a muskrat.


More like mini sea lions.


Planning a plan of attack.


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