Just before 7am, I had just put down my binoculars after scanning the backyard from our kitchen. I was still looking hopefully for any Fox Sparrows, when I saw a dark low shape running along the bank of a small creek bordering our side yard. As it came out in the open, I saw clearly that it was a RIVER OTTER, typical loping run, shiny dark coat and beautiful thin tail. A few seconds later I saw it again, (or another one?) as it went by again towards the road! I think it may have been the same one that ran back briefly from the road & passing cars. I have seen River Otters before in the Inlet by Stewart Park, but this was at home -- wow!
What an incredible experience. There's hope for wildlife yet!

Nari Mistry,
Ellis Hollow Rd.


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