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Otter Weather

Video of seven otters in Blucher Creek

Curtis Cavin has set up cameras that detect wildlife in the area where he lives. His most recent video, which he posted to Nextdoor five days ago, shows seven otters swimming in Blucher Creek.

“Ten years ago when I started doing this. there were no river otters,” Curtis wrote in email. “They started re-appearing about seven or eight years ago along Blucher Creek and other Laguna tributaries. At this same spot last year, I was seeing a group of five river otters, but it was down to four by the end of the summer. So happy to see a group of seven this year.”

The video had 600+ likes on Nextdoor. One appreciative commenter said: “This is just magical.”

The rain storms give the otters new places to go.

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