Sunday, March 25, 2012

Saw an otter or two today...

Deer in our front yard

This past week, we've had major snowy mornings melting away by the afternoon.
Makes it hard to get up and go to work.


A pair of Canada geese.

But now it's the weekend and the sun's starting to shine, so Dave & I drove to Castlegar. We made some stops on the way home, to enjoy the sunny day and the beauty that surrounds us.


 I'm so glad we stopped at the Kootenay River bridge, 

I wanted to take pictures of these ice spikes. 


We spied a river otter (or two). They were far away and hard to see, but eventually one swam along the shore line, towards us, and I was able to get a little video and a couple of photos.


River otter
 River otter under the bridge.

video


Video of the otter swimming.

 Sorry about the poor video & noise. My camera's about 3 years old, and it's time to replace it. I've been shopping around for the past month, and last night finally made the decision and bought a new one. It'll have a better zoom, video, and bigger viewing screen (so I can actually see what I'm filming:)  I can't wait for it to arrive!!
 In the meantime, here's a National Geographic video of otters.

2 comments:

Jamie-Lynn said...

I've never seen an otter in the wild, you're so lucky to have seen it!

Angie S said...

I've only seen a couple over the years, they're very shy, I feel very lucky to have seen it :)