I found these otters on a kayak trip in late October in the channel between Picton and Grindstone Islands, about a mile by water from where I usually watch otters. This morning just after dawn they swam over from Grindstone. On other mornings I heard them begin their day somewhere on the rim of the old quarry on Picton.
You can see otters anywhere in the Thousand Islands. But as you can see, out in the river, the small otters are dwarfed by the rocks and too often drowned out by the noise of the motor boats. So I prefer to wait for them in the beaver ponds.
This is a good place to end my "video book." In the other part of this CD-R, "the otter web page," you can get much more on the otters I've seen, with many still photos, including stories about my winter tracking.
But as I click through this book, I worry that I'm showing you too many sidelights in an effort to show the intricacies of an otter's life. So I want to end with a video clip that shows the pure pleasure of otter watching. Enjoy: page42