River Otter

 

Growing to 4 feet long the Otter is our largest member of the weasel family. Look for River Otters along Crowley Creek where they dig burrows into the banks, often under tree roots. A fast swimmer with webbed toes, otters can be seen poking their heads out of the water to check on their surroundings. Also quick on land, otters enjoy sliding down muddy stream banks.

Latin Name: Lutra Canadensis

Habitat:Swamp, River, Marsh

Diet: Fish, Frogs, Turtles, Snakes