Thursday, September 1, 2011

Otters


The girls and I headed to the marina to feed the seals. Instead of seals we found, Otters! These two adorable ones were climbing over a covered boat when we got there. One is a baby. When I saw them I crouched down to take some pictures and they headed over .. which kind of made me a bit nervous. Baby was not nearly as worried about us as Mom was.. She intervened and wouldn't let the baby eat the fish we brought and herded it into the water. These are actually river otters, which are in more abundance than sea otters. They also have a longer tail and are a lot more adept on land than sea otters. All however, are so entertaining to watch! Look at the in water picture, the size of its front paws is amazing..and with that webbing you can see why they are such great swimmers.
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