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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

River Otters



Sunday I was taking photos along this river when all of a sudden, I heard a series of very loud, high pitched screeching noises. I was in the zone of taking photos, so I didn't think much of it, and in the back of my mind passed the noise off as a large bird of prey of some sort. Nothing too unusual. But my Mom pointed out to me that it was actually a family of river otters running along the rocky edge the river. They all dived in and submerged under the rapids. A few yards downstream they came back up, dragging with them a HUGE salmon. They wrangled it to the side and proceeded to enjoy their lunch, continuing with their noises of excitement the whole time.

I feel so lucky to live in an area that I am able to witness such wildlife.

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15 comments:

  1. How neat to have actually witnessed the salmon lunch buffet.
    Terrific photo.

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  2. They are fascinating creatures.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. Wow, great photo and you are really lucky.

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  4. What a wonderful capture!!

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  5. Talk about being at the right place at the right time! Very cool you got to see some river otters. Thanks for sharing the photo.

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  6. Wow what a treat, both for you and the otters, each in their own way.
    Joy - ABC

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  7. Lucky you to capture them.

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  8. That's a magical moment!

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  9. Lucky you! I have only seen otters in zoos! It must have been a fascinating experience for you!
    Have a great week !
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  10. What a lucky capture. I've seen otters at my cabin a few times, but I've never been fast (or quiet) enough to get a good shot. - Margy

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  11. They're fascinating animals. One year one of my grade 4 students did her Science research on the sea otter. She had such fun and really learned a lot.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  12. Oh wow! What a treat Sarah and happy that you could share this with Nature Notes.... Michelle

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  13. i heard they are shy animals who run away when they hear any noise. you managed a nice click

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