Otter footprint

Whose footprints are these?  One of  these guys below!

River Otters

I live on a small lake in the suburbs of Seattle.  I see lots of water birds, the occasional bald eagle, but this is first time I’ve seen river otters.  There’s a total of four — one’s underwater in this picture. I think the recent snow and ice prompted them to go adventuring and they ended up here.  It’s great fun to see them, but I hope they find their way back to a wilder place.

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