So Royal was back at her usual side of the jetty, rap tap tapping on the steel post to crack open her uncle shells. Royal is another otter that I am watching for possible pupping. I reported the other day that I first aw her on Dec. 20th without a pup. Her nose scar does not seem fresh but i can not tell that much about her belly.
She does do this tale raising when she is on her back a lot. I have seen otters do this when they are doing their rolls either when they are grooming or when the are clearing shells off their chest when eating. She has a mouth full of muscles in this picture.