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A River Otter Swims Down Our Lagoon

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

It’s not the first time we’ve seen them in the lagoon behind our house, but many folks who’ve lived here in the Lowcountry have never seen the American River Otters that have been here longer than humans.  We’ve seen as many as 4 at a time swimming by our backyard in the lagoon.

I happened to have the video camera handy when a River Otter cruised down the lagoon recently.  At the end of the short video, it dove underwater and I waited in vain for it to re-surface in view of the camera.  They can swim a long ways underwater!