Rare San Francisco River Otter Stumps ResearchersSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 22:19
Rare San Francisco River Otter Stumps Researchers
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By JASON DEAREN Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO January 3, 2013 (AP)
A rapt crowd followed a trail of bubbles that zipped over the surface of a seaside pond in the ruins of a 19th century bath in San Francisco.
San Francisco's newest star — the first river otter seen in the city in decades — surfaced its whiskery head furtively, a mouth full of sea grass. The crowd oohed as large waves pounded rocks just offshore, a briny smell and chill in the air.
The otter ducked back under water and took the sea grass underneath a concrete remnant of the historic baths, where the animal was building a nest.
"We came here to see the baths and this was just a bonus," said Eliza Durkin, who brought her son Jonathan to the site for a school project on historic places.