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We were watching eagles fishing along the Yakima River this afternoon when some other motion caught my eye.  These 5 river otters were having a great time playing in the snow and ice along the river.  They were much better at fishing than the two guys down the river from them.  What a treat to watch!

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15 hours ago, MacMe said:

That is probably the case most of the time.  I can only imagine all the animals I walked past without even knowing because they stayed still

Yep! I have seen this many times. It works well for rabbits with domestic dogs for sure. Not sure if it works with Coyotes or Foxes. I haven't seen that in action. I see the birds at feeders do this when there is a hawk in the vicinity. They even remain frozen well after the hawk leaves.  Works well for birds with bird watchers too. 😁

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@Aidan B I bet you were hoping I'd forget you are the go to fish person here on Whatbird.com. 😊 I have some fish photos. I know next to nothing about fish but they are cool to find and I have found quite a few here in Florida. Can you help me get some of them ided? As you can imagine photographing them can be a bit of challenge. So I perfectly understand if they are not identifiable. Any way here is the first species I hoping you can help with. The photo was taken May 2021 in a pond in the Florida Keys.

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2 hours ago, Clip said:

@Aidan B I bet you were hoping I'd forget you are the go to fish person here on Whatbird.com. 😊 I have some fish photos. I know next to nothing about fish but they are cool to find and I have found quite a few here in Florida. Can you help me get some of them ided? As you can imagine photographing them can be a bit of challenge. So I perfectly understand if they are not identifiable. Any way here is the first species I hoping you can help with. The photo was taken May 2021 in a pond in the Florida Keys.

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57 minutes ago, heme42 said:

Maybe needlefish?

Yep! Atlantic Needlefish! There very distinctive. 

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On 1/16/2022 at 6:33 AM, Clip said:

@Aidan B I bet you were hoping I'd forget you are the go to fish person here on Whatbird.com. 😊 I have some fish photos. I know next to nothing about fish but they are cool to find and I have found quite a few here in Florida. Can you help me get some of them ided? As you can imagine photographing them can be a bit of challenge. So I perfectly understand if they are not identifiable. Any way here is the first species I hoping you can help with. The photo was taken May 2021 in a pond in the Florida Keys.

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needlefish or pipefish.  I 'think' these are related to seahorses

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