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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 4 years ago

Thank you very much Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Good series.

Brian38 4 years ago

Thank you very much Tukup.

Tukup 4 years ago

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

Brian38 4 years ago

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

triggsturner 4 years ago

Great series Brian.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 4 years ago

Wow. :)

Mel11 4 years ago

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

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Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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

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