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Northern River Otter scat

Lontra canadensis laxatina


Scat spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park. According to several professional naturalists, this is Northern River Otter scat as indicated by the abundance of crayfish shells and fish scales in the excrement. It is interesting to note that the otter(s) has/have "marked" two places where abandoned beaver lodges are located. Some naturalists speculate the otter(s) is/are looking to prey upon beaver kits. Related Resource:


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Dec 19, 2013
Submitted on Dec 30, 2013

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