Winter time is Otter time!
Finally, we got a small dose of winter, which in our part of the world means one inch of snow and a thin edge of ice on lakes and rivers. We are fortunate to have Otters (Lutra lutra) in our neighborhood, only we don’t see them much unless the circumstances are right. Yesterday was perfect! On our daily walk around our local patch, we approached the small river outlet, as always tiptoeing in silence since just about anything might be around and one doesn’t want to startle anything. Yesterday there was a magnificent Otter, minding its own business, submerging under water to catch yet another Perch and then up on the ice again to enjoy the meal.