June 4, 2008

Low Tide Critters

Over the weekend Tom, Joe & I paddled out on two 3-hour tours and were rewarded with fantastic wildlife sightings. That morning a number of critters like raccoons and a black fox had made their way down to the low tide line to paw at the exposed rocks in search of crabs and other tasty treats. Eagles were also plentiful that day, and that afternoon we saw one swooping low into the water very close to shore. A flash of brown caught our eyes and as we paddled closer we saw two river otters swimming at that same spot. Whether the eagle was hoping for some otter meat or was trying to snag their fish we don't know, but it was awesome to see two such beautiful animals up close!