When a North American river otter stopped by Boulder Creek for a little fish snack, little did the cute beast know he’d be making the news. The otter happened to be near a motion-activated camera trap on a creek east of downtown Boulder, Colo., and the pictures recorded the first area sighting of the otter species in nearly a century. "I was extremely surprised," said Christian Nunes, a wildlife ecology technician for Boulder Open Space. "It's a species that is quite rare in Colorado." Rare enough that the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department lists the otter, normally living in Canada and the American West and Southeast, as endangered. [Source]
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