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Otter tracks

Lontra canadensis

Description:

Footprints on top of slide marks in the snow

Habitat:

Frozen lake

Notes:

I was walking on the lake and at first I thought a coyote had dragged a goose or some other large prey along the snow. I followed the tracks and eventually saw where the tracks came from open water at the mouth of a creek. I followed them the other way and saw where they went back to open water at another creek. I went up stream on that creek and found where at least two otters had slid down the bank into the water.

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pesayo
Spotted by
pesayo

Fitchburg, Wisconsin, USA

Lat: 42.99, Long: -89.34

Spotted on Feb 23, 2010
Submitted on Oct 27, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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