I was walking an area of the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I heard Otters. I got close and saw that one was chewing on a Catfish head. The other one was swimming around. The one that was swimming was going in and out of a large pipe. The pipe is used to drain water from one area into another.
I couldn’t believe that the Otter could chew on the Catfish head with those spines. Catfish spines contain a venom that causes swelling and increased blood flow in the injury area, if the skin is punctured by these spines. It looked like it was struggling to chew.
How I Got The Photos – Otter Eating Catfish Head
I was walking a service road near an area known as the Upper Scarborough. I was hand-holding my camera while photographing the Otter.
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date Taken: July 18, 2020
- Aperture: f5.6
- Shutter speed: 1/300 sec.
- ISO: 800
- Exposure Compensation: -0.67 EV
- Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
- Focal Length: 340 mm
- Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)
- Camera: Fujifilm X-T3