Otter in the Jackson Trails pond. November 2015. Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.

“OTTER’S” KEY: Breakfast in the Jackson Trails pond

Jackson Trails may have a new mascot!

Foxes, deer, turtles, turkeys, coyotes, beavers and even bears are fairly common sights in Stittsville, but it’s not often you see an otter.

Photographer Jacinta Cillis-Asquith lives in Bryanston Gate, just east of Jackson Trails.  On Saturday morning around 8:40am, she was out for a walk near the stormwater management pond in Jackson Trails, and spotted this guy having breakfast.  It’s a river otter.

Otter in the Jackson Trails pond. November 2015. Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.

 

“I have photos of other creatures I have found there in the past, including herons, turtles, cormorant (bird) and naturally, geese, goslings, ducks and ducklings,” she says.

Thanks to Jacinta for sharing these incredible photos.

"This shot depicts what I believe to be this critter’s house (mound of straw, wood and debris) and in the distance (to the right) you see the otter’s head peeking out in the water," says photographer Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
“This shot depicts what I believe to be this critter’s house (mound of straw, wood and debris) and in the distance (to the right) you see the otter’s head peeking out in the water,” says photographer Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Otter in the Jackson Trails pond. November 2015. Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Otter in the Jackson Trails pond. November 2015. Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.

 

Otter in the Jackson Trails pond. November 2015. Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Otter in the Jackson Trails pond. November 2015. Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Otter in the Jackson Trails pond. November 2015. Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Otter in the Jackson Trails pond. November 2015. Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Otter in the Jackson Trails pond. November 2015. Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.
Photo by Jacinta Cillis-Asquith.

 

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