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otter

an aquatic mustelid, closely related to polecat and marten. Has dark brown glossy, dense fur, webbed toes and a broad tail, short face whiskers and ears that can be closed off when diving. There are several species, Lutra, Aonyx spp. and the much bigger sea otter (Enhydra lutis).
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otters Sex Watershed/release site released (M: F) Muscatatuck River watershed [1]--Muscatatuck National Wildlife 25 15:10 Refuge [2]--Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge 31 19:12 Tippecanoe River watershed [3]--Tippecanoe River State Park 26 16:10 [4]--Etna Green (Tippecanoe River) 24 14:10 Patoka River watershed [5]--Patoka Lake 24 14:10 [6]--Sugar Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area 25 16:9 (Patoka River) St.
It's likely that male otters are in city canals looking for mates," said Craig Wood, of Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust.
National Park Authority ranger Ian Meopham said: "We've received a number of sightings from people surfing, kayaking or swimming off the coast, but the photo and video evidence captured in Solva shows otters are also exploring the areas around the coast as they search for food.
Twin Otters are recognized as sturdy workhorses and are used in a range of terrains and conditions all over the world.
Those who took part last year really enjoyed the experience and they will be helping to add to our knowledge of otters in the area.
Otters were first seen in the Glaslyn and Dwyrys estuary areas in 2007.
Analysis of several indicators of health in male otters found signs of changes that gave "cause for concern".
AN otter got into a couple's garden and feasted on their prized PS10,000 collection of 250 fish from their pond while they were on holiday.
But, despite the noise and its urban surroundings, the otters have flourished and the site is now a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts, hoping to catch a glimpse of its fascinating visitors.
12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) is investigating the case of a river otter attacking an angler around 2 p.