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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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interesting find today

On my way home from a job this morning, I saw what at first I thought was a roadkilled fisher.I swing back around to get a better look and its a roadkilled otter.Called the GC thinking they way want it for studies but it was already called in.Really odd place I thought to see one dead.Only water within a few miles is a small stream and he was crossing the road to an area with no water.
I had my boys fishing a beaver pond back in on some gamelands yesterday and found some scat that was all fish scales at the pond edge.I was thinking this was otter.Are they making a comeback or what???Be cool to get a chance to trap for these guys someday.This area isn't too close to any major river system.I thought thats where they were mainly found

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 03:56 PM
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Re: interesting find today

suppositley they are reintroducing them in ponds.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 05:18 PM
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lotta otters in NEPA
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lotta otters in NEPA
more than we want.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 11:47 PM
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Re: interesting find today

yeah i see otter scat every place i trap beaver.

Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!
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Re: interesting find today

I've never, ever, seen a live otter outside of a zoo. The Adirondacks is supposedly full of them, I've been there a million times, never seen one. Would love to too!

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Re: interesting find today

there are plenty of otter in the southeast also ive seen plenty while hunting ducks and fishing the susky
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 11:36 PM
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Re: interesting find today

Yep lots of sign in southern Lanco and York co!
Watched a pair for several minutes swimming and climbing up on boulders near Norman Wood Bridge.
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My son and I saw our only wild river otter while fishing the Allegany river just below West Hickory 11 years ago. I put on quite a show for us.
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I helped release one before and it didnt leave it just swimming back and forth sticking its head up outta the water when it got by us lol
very neat critters
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