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!

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.

ciaobello November 14, 2017 at 11:32 AM

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

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.

CSS November 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Smile, nice picture.

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.

Silva November 14, 2017 at 1:12 PM

I think that is PRICELESS!!!

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


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.

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!!

Roz November 14, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Thank You for sharing!

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.

Shasta Daisy November 14, 2017 at 6:48 PM

Little cuties.


Bancroft Mom November 15, 2017 at 9:56 AM


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