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River Otter 
Traits: Furbearing mammal with large canine teeth; long, slender body; short legs; webbed feet and a long tail covered with dense fur

Habitat: Streams, rivers, large lakes, sea coasts

Foods: Fish (rockfish, blackfish, sculpins, suckers) frogs, aquatic invertebrates, some birds and small mammals

Eaten by: Occasionally lynx, coyotes, wolves

Do You Know? River otters can dive 60 feet (18.3 m) and stay underwater for as long as four minutes.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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