A Cute Couple

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The weather the last few weeks has been pretty dismal. Lots of wind, fog, and rain has made for cool, wet, and muddy hiking. On Friday I woke up to sunny skies and the promise of a dry day between rainy weather systems. On my way back from running errands, I made a side trip to Pickering Creek, a facility operated by the Chesapeake Audubon society. I had been here once before, but had only hiked a short section of what they call the “Farm to Bay” loop which follows the shoreline of Pickering Creek (hence the name), which flows into the bay.

 

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At the point where the trail turns into the woods and heads back to the parking area, I came across a small boat house.  In front of the dock were numerous fallen trees partially submerged in the water, an ideal area for otters.

 

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When I stepped onto the boat ramp, I heard a large splash in the water and spotted first one than two river otters.     From their scolding I could tell they were none too pleased that I had interrupted their sunbathing on the logs.    They certainly were a photographic pair!   After I had pestered them with my picture taking for ten minutes or so, I let them get back on with their river otter lives, while I continued on my walk.   I also saw three dear and a great blue heron, but they were not posing for pictures.   The otters were the highlight of my day!

 

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About Carol Page-Potter

I am a woman in the midst of reconnecting with life after the death of my husband.

Posted on December 29, 2012, in Hikes, Nature and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Carol
    Your walks are fascinating and I enjoy going with you in my mind. Your posts are very vivid and makes for wonderful adventures. Thanks for sharing!
    Rita

  2. What a funny encounter! And, as usual, great photos!

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