Here we have a Northern River Otter cavorting yesterday in the large marsh pond on Wooden Boat’s campus.


It’s a good sign for us, since these large weasels will not inhabit polluted areas.


Northern River Otters, which also commonly inhabit lakes and ponds, are specially adapted for hunting and playing in water: webbed paws; powerful undulating tails; ears and noses that can be sealed shut; unusual lungs that allow submersion for up to eight minutes; eyes that can see through dark water, and whiskers that sense vibrations caused by underwater prey. (Brooklin, Maine)