River Otters In The Canyon (#520)

Caspar Beach RV Park borders the ocean on its western end at Caspar Cove, a small sheltered bay, home to all manner of wildlife.

The eastern end of the park is a quarter mile away in a secluded canyon surrounded by rainforest with Doyle Creek meandering thru it out to the ocean.

Many times I have walked the canyon where there are several of the park’s tenting sites, not seeing more than a Stellar Jay or a Raven.

This morning as I walked, I was surprised to hear splashing sounds in the creek.  The drought has lowered the creek’s level with some pools remaining but with little water flowing out to the sea.

I walked to the edge of the creek bank and saw my first ever wild River Otters.  The pictures are hazy due to my excitement and the limitations of my iPhone.

First there was one Otter.


Then there were two, three and finally a total of four river otters.



I followed them as they moved downstream.  It began to rain steadily so I left them to their outing along the banks of the creek.


One otter dove into a pool of water and came up with a 6 inch fish.  In minutes the fish was swallowed.  In my excitement I did not get that photo.


What a wonderful treat from just taking a walk in the canyon!

Forever Grateful ~



About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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4 Responses to River Otters In The Canyon (#520)

  1. Sher says:

    You are so lucky. I love those little;guys. Any time you can get pictures of them I will be glad to receive them. Wonderful day for you.

  2. nomaggsrush says:

    What an exciting walk for you 🙂

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