Animal Mounts - River Otter Taxidermy
Just completed! Spectacular North American River Otter taxidermy mount. This beautiful full body otter is alert and standing on all fours on a nice habitat base constructed of a huge piece of driftwood. The otter is silky soft, thick and richly colored. Claws are intact. Great detailing throughout. This large otter measures 57 inches from nose to tip of the tail. Quality taxidermy work rated at "Excellent". Perfect trophy room piece for floor or table or a great piece for a wildlife center.
Scientific Name: Lontra canadensis
Size including base: 34" long x 21" wide x 14" tall.
CITES Tag: AR ROTRX 0043730
About the North American River Otter
River otters can be found throughout the US and Canada. Otters are natural swimmers and can be found in streams, lakes, reservoirs, wetlands and along marine coasts. North American river otters are equally at home in the water and on land. It makes its home in a burrow near the water's edge and are most active at night. The otter has a silky, luscious pelt, which is waterproof and allows the river otter to regulate its temperature. It has long been a staple of the fur trade. The color of its fur ranges from gray and white to brown and black. River otters are members of the weasel family. They hunt at night, primarily eat fish, but also eat turtles, crabs, crayfish, frogs, and insects. River otters can stay underwater for up to eight minutes and can close their ears and nostrils to keep water out. They have been known to dive to a depth of over 60 feet. These Otters swim by propelling themselves with their powerful tails and webbed feet. They remain active in winter, using ice holes to surface and breathe. They can hold their breath underwater for some eight minutes.