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Old Jan 14, 2007, 11:08 AM   #1
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As I rounded a courner on the auto tour of the refuge I came apon this River Otter. I just had enough time to jump out of the car an snap a quick burst of three shots. In this, the first shot. I noticed that the left front foot was pretty raw. It seemed to walk OK but it obviously had been in a tussle with something.


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Old Jan 14, 2007, 5:36 PM   #2
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looks like it has some bloodon it's whiskers. Maybe it was holding onto something it was eating. Or, like you say, may have been in a tussle.Oh yeah, nice shot!!!

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Very well done. Lets hope he heals up ok.

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Great shot! Yep, I hope he heals too. donna
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looks like it has some bloodon it's whiskers. Maybe it was holding onto something it was eating. Or, like you say, may have been in a tussle.Oh yeah, nice shot!!!

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Yeah, I saw that too. But, if you look closely you can see that it's holding that left foot off the ground and it has had the skin scraped clean off. Ooch! I hope it heals up too. About 5 minutes later I saw a family of 5 otters in another canal. I have seen them before. The injured otter seemed to be a loner. Here's wishing it well.
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Old Jan 14, 2007, 7:47 PM   #6
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Yeah, your correct. It probably was kicking it as most animals do.

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