Here's a nice healthy River Otter I saw on a recent walk along the shoreline in Esquimalt. He was busily swimming along the shoreline searching for (and often catching) small fish. Then he would clamber up onto the rocks and chew his meal into chunks small enough to swallow. He's quite industrious and careful, searching each bit of shoreline minutely before moving along to the next section. I doubt if he knows how much pleasure he gives to the shoreline walkway pedestrians who catch a glimpse of him on his daily rounds.
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!