In this category are native animal pictures taken in natural locations of refuges, sanctuaries, swamps, reservations, swamps and back roads we explore. The exception is the Florida Panther which was in captivity. I've only seen one in its native habitat once at a great distance. The otter deserves a special mention because while I was trying to get a shot of a raccoon eating in shallow water, two or more otters were poking their heads up through the growth watching me. Every time I turned my attention to one it popped underwater only to come up again a minute later in another spot a foot or two away. Their behavior reminded me of the old "Whac-A-Mole" arcade game.