Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Get Otter Here!

I mentioned below a trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and here's a shot from that trip. The curious fellow above is a river otter. These guys are a rare sight in the wild, but they do exist. I've seen them on the Rainbow River before. But to be able to observe them in their habitat at the aquarium was fascinating. They swam back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, but they were swimming one way on their bellies, then they'd go back the other way on their backs. You could tell they were having more fun than animals in captivity ought to be having. And they seemed to get a kick out of people watching. They'd watch as tourists would walk by, not in a nervous way, but in a way that made them seem about as curious about us as we were about them.

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