I was standing at the kitchen sink and saw something swimming towards me. I guessed Merganser ducks since they are quite common, but when I got the binoculars, much to my surprise, it was three River Otters heading my way.
They swam at a fast pace, quickly dove under the log boom surrounding our cabin's water lot, and then under the cedar log float. I didn't want to scare them, so I walked as quietly as possible to get my camera and go outside.
I could hear them underneath splashing around and making soft grunting sounds. One almost came out, but when I moved he ducked back under the cabin's float. We played "cat and mouse" for over half an hour. But when I was out back, they slipped out the front. Before I could get there, they were outside the breakwater and heading away.
All I got were a few long distance shots. Maybe there'll be a next time. -- Margy