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North American river otter

Lontra canadensis


The North American river otter, a member of the subfamily Lutrinae in the weasel family (Mustelidae). Sitting high up on a nice perch above the kelp and mussel beds. It was eating something for awhile but I couldn't see what it was.


Spotted on a protected ledge on a small island at Tongue Point.

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Brian38 11 months ago

Thank you very much Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 months ago

Good series.

Brian38 11 months ago

Thank you very much Tukup.

Tukup 11 months ago

Nice series Brian. They are far ranging. I spotted on in Eastern Texas: Thanks for sharing these

Brian38 11 months ago

Thank you Mel, Mauna and Robert for your kind words.

triggsturner 11 months ago

Great series Brian.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 months ago

Wow. :)

Mel11 11 months ago

Wonderful set of photos. I have always wanted to see an otter in the wild (any kind - not picky!)

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Washington, USA

Lat: 48.17, Long: -123.71

Spotted on Apr 21, 2019
Submitted on Apr 28, 2019

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