It’s always nice to see otters when you’re out on the coast, especially when they’re being playful.

Here’s a scene I came upon five years ago when I was hiking the East Coast Trail above Spout Cove, one of the many scenic places on Stiles Cove Path:

Otter snow slide – Stiles Cove Path

The otter itself was nowhere to be seen, but it was easy to see evidence of its playful behaviour: first the animal climbed all the way up to the highest snowy point on the cliffs, then it used the ‘snow slide’ to get all the way back down again – the fun way. Needless to say these otter shenanigans brought a smile to my face!