Canada Goose Family Meet Otters
Even apex predators like river otters back off when protective Canada geese parents are on the job.
Otter and Red Fox
A healthy, adult otter doesn’t have many predators to worry about, including this red fox.
This otter from February looks like she will give birth very soon. Female otters mate 2-3 weeks after giving birth.
Otters more commonly mate in the water but can also do so on land.
Up close with four otters scent marking
Seven Otters Traveling through a Culvert
Eleven Otters Discover the First Camera Trap
Daylight Otter Marking Party
Otters groom often to keep their thick coats in good condition.
Large groups of adult otters are usually males.
Otter Marking Party
Otters scent mark at latrine sites much as dogs scent mark on poles…to give and get information about others.
Otters and a Red Fox
River otters are not usually aggressive toward non-prey animals that don’t threaten them.
Eight otters scent marking
Canada Goose Family in Moorhen Marsh
Soon after Canada Goose goslings hatch, they begin pecking at small objects, and spend most of their time sleeping and feeding.
Male Western Pond Turtle
This large adult western pond turtle is traveling to deeper water in the non-construction zone of Moorhen Marsh.
Sora at Fence
Like most species in the rail family, the sora is very secretive and hard to observe in the wild.
Mink at Fence
Mink are mustelids and are related to otters, weasels, and badgers.
Grey Fox at Fence
The grey fox is native to the Bay Area but is less common than the non-native red fox.
The grey fox is smaller and more secretive than the more common red fox.
Beaver Feeding on Willow Tree
This video shows a beaver feeding on a willow tree. Most of a beaver’s diet is made up of tree bark and cambium