Baby otters sound like a loud chirping bird when they are calling each other, or maybe, sounding an alarm.
Mom wasn’t too concerned. As long as she could hear her pup, she knew where it was. But, she stopped to comfort the pup when she turned around. Look how close that pup stayed with her afterwards…at least for a couple minutes until it lost focus again. hahaha Do otters have ADD?
I could tell from the close up photos of the river with just a swirl on the surface, and out of focus otters in the water, that Don had the same challenge I do in capturing these busy little balls of fur and teeth. But he got a couple great shots of them on the Alsea River bank. This reminds me of watching a large (human) family bailing out of a VW bus….they just keeping coming!
I count 7 kits and 2 adults. I don’t think the male usually travels with mom and the kits when they are this age? Dad’s of all kinds can probably relate to this?
So I’m guessing the 2 adults are 2 moms travelling together. The 3 kits on the right look a little larger than the 4 kits on the left.
These photos were taken near Blackberry Campground on the Alsea River.