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Friday, September 28, 2012

Urban otter

A wild river otter feeds on a fish as it rests on a man made island in a pond at a city park in Roseburg, Ore., on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. North American river otters are found throughout North America inhabiting inland waterways and coastal regions.  The fir trade of the 1900s decimated their populations in many regions, but with recent reintroductions and conservation, they're making comeback in many areas.

I spotted the otter at the park a few weeks ago, but was not able to get any good photos.  I've been check back at various times each day.  Today I got lucky again and made a few pictures.  It's a very impressive animal to be seeing inside the city limits.

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