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October 23, 2009 in Outdoors, Region
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This image shows the Rio Pueblo de Taos near Taos, N.M., on Oct. 23, 2009. Taos Pueblo, the Bureau of Land Management, the state Game and Fish Department and conservationists released six otters from Washington state into the river as part of a reintroduction effort.

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A river otter from Washington state swims in the Rio Pueblo de Taos near Taos, N.M., after being released as part of a reintroduction effort on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.

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A river otter from Washington state peaks out its crate along the Rio Pueblo de Taos near Taos, N.M., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. Six otters were released as part of a reintroduction effort.

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This image shows the large wooden crates where river otters from Washington state were held briefly before being released in the Rio Pueblo de Taos near Taos, N.M., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

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Two people carry an otter cage up the basalt canyon after six river otters from Washington state were released in the Rio Pueblo de Taos near Taos, N.M., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, as part of a reintroduction effort.