Smile for the Camera! River Otters Stop What They’re Doing to Strike a Pose Along the Contra Costa Canal

November 14, 2017 10:00 am · 13 comments

How cute are these two little creatures?

Tom Brand was nice enough to send this photo along with the following message: “Saw these guys swimming in the Contra Costa Canal near Heather Farm Park. They got out of the water and seemed to pose for this photo!”

Thanks, Tom!

1 WC resident November 14, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Very cute and a nice picture! There are three river otter that have been hanging out in that area. Two travel as a pair and the third tends to be by itself.

2 ciaobello November 14, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Wow. I was surprised to see one at the Pixieland pond in Concord.

3 Clayton Squirrel November 14, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Very cute!

I love seeing wildlife as that’s a sign of a healthy environment. We have so many creatures around this year. It’s not even that unusual to see the neighborhood Bobcats.

4 CSS November 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Smile, nice picture.

5 The Mamba November 14, 2017 at 12:13 PM

The one on the right really blew it by blinking, can’t post that on the Insta.

6 Silva November 14, 2017 at 1:12 PM

I think that is PRICELESS!!!

7 Chester E. Kitty November 14, 2017 at 1:15 PM


8 Former left November 14, 2017 at 1:20 PM

I have been going to Heather farmers and run the trail several times a week for years. I have seen Otters every year , but never as much as I have this year and on such a large span on the canal trail. Very active this year and probably a few more than usual I would think from how often I have seen them.

9 Wellll..... November 14, 2017 at 1:41 PM

THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this!! About time we had some positive, uplifting, encouraging things to see and think about! Made my day!!

10 Roz November 14, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Thank You for sharing!

11 Mimi (original) November 14, 2017 at 2:09 PM

How adorable! I rarely go to Heather Farms, but I think I’ll try to swing by sometime in the next week or so.

12 Shasta Daisy November 14, 2017 at 6:48 PM

Little cuties.


13 Bancroft Mom November 15, 2017 at 9:56 AM


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