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!

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The three went rolling through the water like Ogopogo.

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

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Got fish?

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Definitely not a beaver or a muskrat.

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More like mini sea lions.

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Planning a plan of attack.

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