SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A CBS 5 viewer and regular visitor to the area sent in video and images of an otter sunning itself at San Francisco’s historic Sutro Baths.
David Cruz, who posted YouTube video and Flickr photos under the name Nature’s Lantern, described the scene as a “neat rarity.”READ MORE: Suns Win 17th Straight Beating Warriors, 104-96
The Sutro Baths are ruins of a former private swimming complex located just north of the Cliff House on San Francisco’s Northwestern edge. Once a recreational destination, the baths burned in 1966 and were abandoned. Now the remaining saltwater pools make it a more ideal destination for wildlife.READ MORE: San Jose Approves License Plate Readers In Effort To Stop Smash And Grab Robberies
As we reported in August, the otter population appears to be on the rise, according to a federal study.
USGS said there are now 2,792 sea otters in California waters, compared with 2,711 in 2010.MORE NEWS: San Jose Homicide Suspects Released Without Posting Bail; Cops Tweet 'The System Has Failed'
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