April 27, 2012

SCIENCE!!! Comics - Episode Seven: We heart WILD River Otters!



This week's comic goes out to all of nature's cute critters that we love and adore and want to take home with us. Still, most animals are better off in their natural habitats. It's better for us to love and appreciate them for what they are—wild animals.

You can see wild river otters around Washington state. Try spotting them from a high lookout (like a bridge or the top of a hill) near their feeding areas. Learn more about river otters and how to live with them if you find them as your neighbors (hint: don't let them den under your porch). If you see an otter (or other wildlife) that looks like it might need help, contact PAWS.

2 comments:

Slater Museum of Natural History said...

The technical term for otter feces is "spraint." Spraint are commonly used in otter monitoring efforts as they are easily identified by their putrid smell!

Anonymous said...

cute

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