River Otter – 3/3/14

Observer: Joe Macri

Observation Date: 3/3/14

Observation Time: 5:30 p.m.

Observation Location: High Plain St. approx. 200 yards from intersection with Norwood St.

Common Name: River Otter

Scientific Name: Lontra canadensis

Comments: Just at sunset, I observed a large, sinuous animal crossing the road. I only saw it briefly and in silhouette, but was surprised by the size of it. When looking online I narrowed it down to River Otter or Fisher Cat. I’m 99% sure it was a River Otter, though.

More Information: National Geographic