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Otters

Otters are semi-aquatic fish-eating mammals with a thick fur to keep them warm in cold water. Ask questions about these playful animals here.

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Do river otters kill beavers?

This information is according to information from Wikipedia

Mammals are rarely consumed by river otters and are not a major dietary staple.Mammals that are preyed upon by otters are characteristically small or are a type species found in riparian zones.[The few occurrences of mammals found in the river otter's diet include: Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus); Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus); Eastern Cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus); and Snowshoe Hares (Lepus americanus).

There are varying records of otters preying upon beavers (Castor canadensis). Otter predation on beavers has been reported in the southern boreal forest of Manitoba.Trappers in Alberta, Canada commonly assert that otters are major predators of beavers.A 1994 river otter study reported findings of beaver remains in 27 out of 1,191 scats analyzed.However, many other studies did not report any findings of beaver remains in the scat sampled.

(Scat is animal droppings)

Other web sites also say that river otters will sometimes kill muskrats or beavers to take over their dens/lodges. Survival of the fittest.

Is a river otter part of the weasel family?

Yes, river otters are part of the mustelidae family, along with ferrets, weasels, other otters, and mink.

Are giant otters dangerous?

Giant Otters are very dangrous in groups and can easily take on a crocodile and win.

How often does river otters move?

They paddle with 2 flippers that they have and I THINK THat The gills or the tail move themselve little, I dont know this is what my best friend told me ! So Look around a little because Im not that shhhuree!

Sincerly , Grazyson!

What do otters do for use?

swim and look after there young

How do you see the amount balance in pf account?

Only the owner of the pf account can check its balance. You can check with your employer or visit the nearest regional epf office or check it online in epf india website

What kind of food do Norwegians eat?

They eat much the same as any Western nation, but they do eat more seafood. There is a very tasty Norwegian goat's cheese called geitost (pron. yay-terst) which looks and tastes a bit like caramel. Another tasty Norwegian treat is called Lefse. It is like a patato pancake. They are qood with butter, cinnamon sugar, or berry jams.

Do river otters live in Tennessee?

yes, they actually do. twra released around 437 i think a few years back. I've lived in middle Tennessee for 30 years and saw some on 9-20-10 in the wild for the first time.

Do fresh water otters eat honey?

nope ,because how would they get the honey?

Do sea otters lay eggs?

No, because platypuses and echidnas are the only egg-laying mammals.

What mammal family does the sea otters belong to?

The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) belongs to the family Mustelidae, which also includes badgers, skunks and weasels.

Mustelidae is among the largest animal families, partially because it does not have clear specifications and has been used as a receptacle for difficult-to-classify organisms, much like the kingdom Protista. Indeed, there is disagreement about whether Mustelidae should be divided into multiple families due to the possibility that its genera evolved along different lines (Bryant et al., 2002).

Are there otters in bartlett lake Arizona?

yes, I seen a family of 6 on the east side of bartlett lake by the powerlines in a cove.

How can you help river otters live?

You can help by giving them the right respect of their habit and their food and family.

How can we find out the status of our provident fund account?

Check with your employer or visit the regional PF office. Alternately you can create an account for yourself in the EPF India website and check the status online

Is an otter dangerous?

well they are not dangerous thats what they say but here in florida some people were keeping ones as a pet an it got lost an went to a neighbor an started attacking some dogs an when the women try breaking them apart the ottor bit her hand really badly she has to be in the hospital for a week for recovery so if you see one try staying away

Is a sea otter a vertebrate or invertebrate?

Sea otters are mammals and, like all mammals, they are vertebrates because they have a spine and spinal cord, and an internal skeleton. They belong to the Phylum Chordata.

Mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians are all vertebrates.