At first they looked like coconuts bobbing in the water. The next second we were gaping with wide-eyed delight at a family of Smooth-coated Otters!
|Champion Swimmer’s Rule #1: Keep your nose above the water|
My first brush with the Smooth-coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) was back in 2008 when I saw one surface near a small rock islet in Ranganathittu bird sanctuary near Mysore. Seeing our boat it dived underwater immediately and we never saw it again.
|Curious otters look at their visitors|
|Check out the webbed feet!|
|Back to the water|
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