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European otters in Nature park Lilly Town

European otters

Are you an otter?

europese-otter-ruben-smitThe European otter, also known as a fish otter, is a marten-like species with swimming legs and dark, dense, brown fur. The species occurs in a large part of Europe and Asia. It is a real aquatic animal that mainly lives along riparian zones in sufficiently clean and clear water rich in fish. The otter is an excellent swimmer and can also dive very well: it can stay under water for up to four minutes. Otters are mainly active at night, but sometimes also during the day, especially in quiet areas. Otters live solitary, with the exception of females with young. The mutual exchange of information takes place via scent traces in the faeces (sprints). The otter deposits it in conspicuous places along the bank. This way congeners know whether a place is already occupied and by whom. Adult otters are 80 to 140 inches long and weigh between 6 and 17 pounds. Otters are true predators and mainly eat fish such as eel, perch, pike, carp and salmon. But also for amphibians, waterfowl, voles, rats, crayfish, crabs, worms and insects, the otter does not turn up its nose. Otters need a territory of 8 to 12 kilometers of undisturbed natural banks.

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