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River Otter Skull

Lontra canadensis


Canal/deciduous habitat


I've only seen two river otters in the wild, so I was rather disappointed to find this skull along side the trail. Sorry I did not get more angles, as it started to rain not long after I found it.

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Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 10 years ago

I see. That is interesting and it definitely makes sense. Thanks!

beaker98 10 years ago

Thanks for commenting Rosa Maria! Yes it was just the skull, but that is not unusual in this area. I find many animal skulls by themselves, as the coyotes drag pieces all over. Other scavengers such as opossums and raccoons could be the culprits as well.

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 10 years ago

Wow! That's interesting and just a skull? That's a little odd to not find the body. Hopefully luck will turn around and you will see some live ones. :)

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on May 26, 2014
Submitted on May 26, 2014

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