Photos: Otter Pops

Monday, December 26, 2016

Photos by Martin De Grazia

Martin De Grazia calls the top photo "Otter Pops". Ronald Bog had a thin covering of ice in last week's cold weather. Martin, who lives near the Bog, enjoyed watching the otters pop up through the ice.

December is apparently a good time to otter-watch. Martin laments the photos he didn't get, but these are the best I've seen in the years I've been collecting photos of local wildlife.

Otter at Ronald Bog

These are fresh water otters, cousins to the salt water variety. They live in Ronald Bog, Echo Lake, McAleer Creek, and probably every local body of fresh water.

Otter at Ronald Bog

Otter at Ronald Bog

Usually these guys are quite elusive, which is why these photos are so special.



Unknown December 27, 2016 at 8:09 AM  

Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing.

Janet Way December 27, 2016 at 10:47 AM  

This is very significant! We constantly hear from the City that there are no fish in Thornton Creek. But this is proof that nature knows better.

What do otters eat? They eat fish of course! Ronald Bog is one of the headwaters areas of Thornton Creek in Shoreline!

This is why the salmonids in Thornton Creek must be respected and why agencies like Shoreline Planning, Public Works and Surface Water Management and Parks must treat it as such!

And this goes for Sound Transit and WSDOT as well!

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