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Otter Spotter Sightings

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Lake Jean, Portsmouth

Around 8:35am, Donna spotted 3 otters swimming in Lake Jean behind her home in Portsmouth. This neighborhood reservoir is known to be home to largemouth bass and carp—and now a family of otters!

Monday, December 17, 2018
Western Branch, Portsmouth

Brad spotted 3 otters swimming along the shore behind his house, hop on a neighbor's dock and play for about 30 seconds, then jump back into the river. His neighbor reported seeing the same otters in Lake Jean, which would have required them to cross a small dam. 

Monday, October 8, 2018
Elizabeth River Ferry Dock, Waterside, Downtown Norfolk

Two otters were spotted on the dock of the Elizabeth River Ferry grooming and cleaning themselves at about 7:30 in the morning.