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River Partners' Irvine Finch to Big Chico Creek Tour

August 23, 2008

Paddlers anticipated seeing Chico State students tubing down the river; yet they only saw ospreys, herons, egrets and OTTERS. Indeed, for many paddlers this was the first time encountering river otters in the wild. About 6 individuals made a timely appearance after the tour stopped for a native plant talk. Luckily several binoculars were on hand which allowed paddlers to spy the otters on some fallen trees across the river.

River Otter

River Otter, photo by Frank Leung

Paddlers on Big Chico Creek, photo by EJ Koford

Paddlers on Big Chico Creek

Paddlers on Big Chico Creek, photo by EJ Koford