River otters find a fish head in Walnut Creek park

March 14, 2013

Ever since Sutro Sam entered the beach scene as San Francisco’s first river otter in a half century, you might say that the Bay Area has been in a bit of an otter fever. So we thought it was timely to post these images captured by Anthony Chiong from a lake at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. There’s nothing like a fish head to keep these youngsters out of trouble. Yum!

river otters


river otters

river otters


river otters

Check out more of Anthony Chiong’s photography.


About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.

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