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!