Critter Encounter

I have a whole bunch of posts to get to from my Europe trip. But things are insane right now, so I'm not sure when I"ll get to them. Hopefully before too long.

On Sunday, Justine and I were walking to Granville Island to go to the market and grab some things for dinner. As we were walking along the seawall, I noticed something unusual swimming in the water - it was an otter!

 A blurry, digitally zoomed pic of the otter with his lunch.

A blurry, digitally zoomed pic of the otter with his lunch.

He came to shore a couple of times, checking things out before diving back into the water. At one point he dove for a longer time, then came up and came to shore - with a crab in hos mouth! He proceeded to sit on the edge of the water and mow down on the little crab. It was a pretty cool thing to watch, just steps from our place in the middle of the city.

Otter on the seawall

Sadly, I only had my phone with me, and I figured he'd be gone if I ran home ot get my real camera. But what a great sighting!