I haven't been able to get out much lately, but today I went for a quick walk about just behind the HJ Flemming Forestry Complex. I heard some noise in the woods and some yips, and thought someone's dog was nearby. A few moments later I could see shrubs, etc moving and then a large otter jump out of the bushes right in front of me onto the grassy roadway. It was startled to see me and quickly turned about and went back into the brush headed for Knowledge Park Drive. No time for a shot unfortunately; but I certainly did not expect to see that so close to the road and parking lot.