Do otters eat trout?

Answer North American river otters do eat trout and they also eat amphibians, turtles, crabs, crayfish, birds, bird eggs and small mammals on occasion. They use their whiskers to locate prey underneath th... Read More »

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How big are otters?

The North American river otter (Lutra Canadensis) can reach 4 feet in length and weigh between 20 and 28 pounds. The sea otter (Enhydra lutris), which lives off the coast in the Pacific Ocean from ... Read More »

Do otters eat salmon?

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that river otters (Lutra canadensis) actually seek out spawning salmon and take advantage of the fish run. They also eat other fish such as ca... Read More »

Are sea otters overhunted?

On One Hand: An Endangered SpeciesIn the 18th and 19th centuries, hunters severely depleted the sea otter population because they wanted their coats. This made it necessary for the U.S. government ... Read More »

How do sea otters swim?

Sea otters love the water and spend the majority of their lives swimming, floating and diving. They are usually floating or swimming on their bellies; they rarely swim face down and prefer to eat o... Read More »