Category Archives: river

River Otter Family of 7

The water boils when this River Otter family rolls through.  It’s hard to count them in the water.  It was hard enough to count them on land in the low light of dusk (which is why I couldn’t focus).

otter kits
5 kits and 2 adult otters

But they are fun to watch.  They took a nice long dirt bath on the other side of the river before they came over to continue their dinner.

 

Merganser vs Mudcat

No contest – those mergansers are too fast for the mudcats (sculpin).

merganser eats mudcat or sculpin
Now to swallow it

This video shows how the merganser shifts the fish around to swallow it whole.