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Catch of the day It's pretty neat to see otters in Lake Washington - they've not been there for many years because of pollution. Their return is a good sign that the lake is becoming a more healthy environment. Fall,Geotagged,Lontra canadensis,North American river otter,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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It's pretty neat to see otters in Lake Washington - they've not been there for many years because of pollution. Their return is a good sign that the lake is becoming a more healthy environment.

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  1. Encouraging indeed, and very well timed shot! Posted 13 days ago

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The North American river otter , also known as the northern river otter or the common otter, is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to the North American continent found in and along its waterways and coasts. An adult river otter can weigh between 5.0 and 14 kg . The river otter is protected and insulated by a thick, water-repellent coat of fur.

The river otter, a member of the subfamily Lutrinae in the weasel family , is equally versatile in the water and on land. It establishes a burrow.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
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Uploaded Dec 1, 2017. Captured Nov 29, 2017 15:12 in Arboretum Waterfront Trail, Seattle, WA 98112, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/8.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO1600
  • 560mm