exploring our amazing natural spaces

Belly power

In September I spotted a litter of North American river otter kits slinking through these woods from one small lake to another. Their mother had used an abandoned beaver lodge for their den. Based on these slide marks it looks like three of the kits are still hanging together using their back legs and belly to scoot through the snow toboggan style.

river otters


One response

  1. Marilyn Ringold

    You do find some interesting things to photograph! How did you know these tracks were belly impressions of an otter? Amazing. Hugs, Marilyn

    January 14, 2013 at 4:32 am

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