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River Otter

River Otter

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    1. River Otter By: Curtis Bordeau October 2008

    2. Life Cycle Born in spring Babies born blind Know how to swim when 2 months Young otters spend first year with mother Live 12 years in wild

    3. Habitat/Shelter North America Florida Everglades Continents except Australia and Antarctica Alaskan rivers Streams lakes Otters live in wet habitats Burrow along river banks Under rocky ledges Use abandoned dens

    4. Diet Fish, frogs, crabs, turtles, birds, rodents, rabbits, smaller aquatic animals Capture with teeth Hunt animals Crayfish Eat crustaceans, amphibians, and young beavers Gets food for baby

    5. Adaptations Long body Dark brown fur Small ears Blunt muzzle Excellent swimmers Torpedo shaped body Spend time playing Wrestle Hunt Family groups chase fish to shallow water corner them.

    6. Fun & Unusual Facts Humans can help by not hunting

    7. Works Cited NatureWorks. Update N/A. New Hapshire Public Televsion. 30 Sept. 2008 <http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nw4.htm>. River Otter. World Book. 2004. 2004. Stone, Lynn M. River Otter. Vero Beach, FL: Rourke, 1995.