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!
Ellis Hollow Rd.
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