Went searching today for the river otter Sutro Sam but as usual, the lower Sutro Baths ponds were filled with people all where they shouldn’t be. Though it’s not one often sees a river otter in a big city environment I do hope that Sam is well and has returned to his friends of his own kind. Seems nobody liked him enough in San Francisco to respect his playground and living/fishing areas, and disturbing him always. What a shame to have to scare the urban wildlife or worse yet: to slaughter them. I’m only happy that Sam didn’t get poisoned or killed (there are mean humans everywhere and while visiting Sam, I have encountered quite a few people who are just downright mean and nasty). Please don’t come back Sam; humans are a filthy and cruel species. Stay with your friends and don’t return. You’re safer there with other otters than in the dirty polluted pool where you fished for your food. Thanks for the visit.

Oh! This is a Great Blue Heron I saw instead today, Sam’s only competition for fish!

Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF 100-400 IS L lens with a Tamron 1.4x teleconverter


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American freelance artistic photographer with a magic-box. Cloud-chaser, sunset seeker, luna-lover and always looking up and down with my eyes and lens.

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