Common Name: River Otter
Scientific Name: Lontra canadensis
Habitat: Along streams and lakes.
Diet: Carnivorous—fish and crayfish are taken most often. Additional foods include salamanders, snakes, aquatic invertebrates, snails, and muskrats.
This animal is well adapted for aquatic life with a streamlined body, thick coat and oily underfur, webbed feet, a muscular, rudder-like tail, ears and nose that can be closed when submerged, and strategic placement of the eyes.