Went out and about birding today and fairly unexpectedly came across a mother with three cubs, which i would say are about five or six months old. The mother is an otter that is far from any of my 'study' areas but do see from time to time, more often by chance than deliberation. I have not seen her since early last summer so was thrilled to see her alive and very well with three healthy cubs.
It was high tide when i saw her, just as she was no doubt returning from her essential hunting mission's. Unfortunately she was well beyond the reach of any of my lenses as I was watching her through my scope, which i was more than content to do, I know i will meet her again soon and hopefully get acquainted with her new family.