Sunday, March 14, 2010
This morning however was the shocker of all shockers and made me wish I carried a camera. About a mile from my front door I came across a family of otters playing along the banks of the sheet flow of water running through the slough. As I approached they stopped their activity to watch me and came up along the bank but as I drew even to them the family scattered back into the water to play.
You see just about everything on the trails, alligators, big snakes, deer, wild boar, and incredible birds including a variety of herons, hawks, and the huge wood storks. I never thought I would see otters, especially in an area which is dry about half the year. I'm sure they had made their way up from Estero Bay which sits about four miles to the south.
Spring has sprung in Florida. I'm enjoying it before the heat and humidty take hold!