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Re: River otters

Oh wow! Igoogled them and are they ever darling! Do they do any damage other than stealing your frogs? Frogs will multiply and replenish the loss, won't they?

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 5:50 PM
Subject: [CHAT] River otters

Saw a disturbance in the pond this afternoon, and discovered we were
being visited by four river otters.  They stayed for about half an hour,
chattering among themselves and, I expect, catching most of our
frogs, and then left through the woods.  They turn up here a couple
of times every summer.  I can't imagine where they come from.  We
are near a small section of the Blue Mountain Reservation, a county
park, but the entire area is pretty populous.  Not like city streets,
but lots of developments.  It never ceases to amaze me that there
is so much wild life this close to the metropolitan area.  Deer,
coyotes, muskrats, raccoons, opossums, woodchucks, turkeys,
an occasional red fox are all regular visitors, but the otters are

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