The only otter species found in Québec!
Small round ears
Long powerful tail
Short webbed feet
An animal well adapted to aquatic life
A torpedo-shaped body, a thick layer of fat under the skin, an impervious pelt, a long powerful tail, short webbed feet and muscles that close my ears and nostrils, how perfect is that to swim along under water? I can even hold my breath for up to seven minutes under water!
Very useful whiskers
Cool whiskers don’t you think? I use them to inspect the muddy bottoms of rivers and lakes. I catch mostly fish that swim slowly like carp. I eat them in the water or sometimes, if they are too big, I transport them on to the shore.
They are carnivores!
Indeed, we eat a lot of fish, but we are carnivores and we like all kinds of meat. We love crayfish, mollusks, frogs, aquatic insects and turtles, among others!
Come meet Pika, Fergus and Finnigan!