River Otters

April 25, 2024  •  Leave a Comment


 

River otters are, of course, most at home in the water.

Their streamlined body and agility allows them to catch fish like native Cutthroat Trout in the Tetons and Yellowstone.

But did you know they move swiftly on land too?

Otters have been clocked in at 15 mph while running!  That's not fast enough to outrun their main land predators like coyotes or bobcats, so they're typically found in or near the water.

Here's a group of otters moving from the Snake river into a nearby pond.




In the Snake river, they are relatively safe from predators

 



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