Shrewd, Spirited and Social Sutro Sam

Sutro SammyNo one knows where Sutro Sam came from, but he’s living up to the legacy of his adopted space. The River Otter who somehow landed in the ruins of Sutro Baths late last year, is as much of a marvel as the baths itself.  This one-time spectacle of 19th century swimming pools named after Sutro Bathsformer SF Mayor Adolph Sutro, is today mere remnants of a historic complex — but Sammy swims to the same tune of bringing people of all ages together.

Sutro’s turn of the century dream was that “Anyone could enjoy a Sunday afternoon with the family,” and Sammy reinforces that mantra, bringing out families in droves; especially on weekends.

Sutro Sam has his own Twitter handle and the blogs are going bonkers with Sammy sitings.  In this video I shot last Sunday, he plays hide and seek as freely with a blue heron as he does with the children and adults.  Sammy’s allure is ageless and he brings out the best in visitors to this San Francisco landmark that is timeless.

3 thoughts on “Shrewd, Spirited and Social Sutro Sam

  1. Hello, Diane, We met in 2011 at the Columbus Day parade in SF, and you took a picture (video) of me, and I did you. I always enjoy looking at your Postcards from SF. All the postcards are delightful, happy, some are funny…. and always YOUNG! Diane, I am no longer young, but are there places and occasions in your SF (I live in Sacramento) that are good and fun for people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and even 80s that can be worth ofshowing in your postcards? Yes, you are my Facbook friend. Constantine

  2. Aw, thks was an extremely good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to create a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and don’t
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