Saturday, December 5, 2009

River Otters in a Lake?


These Otters pictured here are an interesting sort...It seems that this particular group of River Otters live in a Lake? The Otters of Lower Sardine Lake in Plumas County Ca. just above Sierra City have been photographed numerous times playing and hunting all over Lower Sardine lake ...This is something relatively new to this lake,,,locals there say that since there is a river inlet and also a stream that flows out into the Sand Pond which flows into Salmon Creek which flows into the Yuba ,,, this would allow the Otters access to Trout in the winter ...Even though this isn't a local story,,, I just think River Otters are cool and  I found these guys being discussed by the locals up there on the SierraCity.com site so I thought I would share the story and these cool pics...click em for a larger view...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

smokey, just a suggestion... please don't get offended, but your photography is so much better than that photoshopped mess up at the top there ... ;)

Anonymous said...

Another rodent story!!? I don't like otters any more then those fuzzy tailed rats. They eat up tasty human food. Yeah they might be cute, but I wanna club 'em with my AB iron.

lp

Jojo Potato said...

More locally, I've seen a pair of otters in Grayson creek, next to Concord airport. There's a nice bike trail that goes from there north to Monument Blvd, where it connects with the Iron Horse trail. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip Jojo, but I don't club creek otters.

lp