First, Australia is on alert for wildfires. They have high heat, winds in places and it is dry.
This is an image by Chris Hadfield, Canadian Space Agency, aboard the International Space Station. He took this picture of Australia a few days ago.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology had to add a new color to their weather map because it has been so hot. They added the color purple for the hottest temperature. This map is from them.
North American River Otters weigh in at around 30 pounds as adults. They are versatile in that they swim, run on land and can handle warm and cold weather. They have their burrows near the edge of water.
This is an otter swimming at the Oregon Zoo by, User Cacaphoney, Wikipedia Commons.
Two otters on marshland by, Jim Leopold, US Fish and Wildlife Service.
These otters are in Quebec, Canada by, D. Gordon E. Robinson, Wikipedia Commons.
Two otters by, Dmitry Azovtsev, Wikipedia Commons.
Tracks of otters in snow by, Cephas, Wikipedia Commons.
Otters can walk and slide on ice. By, National Park Service, Rocky Mountain.
A close up of an otter by, Ken Thomas, Wikipedia Commons.
This last picture is of an otter at the Buffalo Zoo, New York, USA by, Dave Pape, Wikipedia Commons.