A River Otter enjoys a spring day near Haliburton, Ontario



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A River Otter enjoys a spring day near Haliburton, Ontario

otter on ice, minden, ontario

Bob and I had the opportunity to drive to the town of Haliburton on a recent spring weekend, with a set time required for our arrival, so nothing much was going to get in our way of arriving on schedule.  As we drove along Highway 35, Bob drew my attention to a black blob on the ice of Cedar Lake, and I recognized it immediately as a River Otter (Lontra canadensis). Read more

Giant Otters at Sandoval Lake in Peru



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Giant otters at Sandoval Lake in Peru

Reveille at Sandoval Lake Lodge in the Tambopata National Reserve in Peru was very early with a pre-dawn wake-up call at 5:30 a.m.  Bob and I were told that the early start to the day enables guests to get out on the lake, observe the sunrise, soak up the solitude of the early-morning hours and hopefully spot some wildlife, most notably the Giant Otters. Read more