This river otter and her pups played, ate and splashed along the shoreline on Ojaski Lake on Wednesday, July 22. At first glance, it appeared that the semiaquatic mammals were devouring small panfish; however, after getting a bit closer, it was clear they were snacking on crayfish, also known as crawdads in southern portions of the U.S. Pictured above, the mother otter investigates my position behind a patch of reeds on the shoreline. Pictured below, a young otter flips a crayfish into its mouth, while a second pup and mother begin to swim away from the underwater buffet.


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