N. American Taxidermy Mounts for Sale - River Otter
Beautiful full body River Otter taxidermy mount. This gorgeous animal is mounted in a lounging position. Head is turned toward the left. Claws intact. The pelt is thick and sleek in dark rich shades of brown. Relaxed expression with great detailing throughout. This big otter measures 49" from the nose to the tip of the tail. The taxidermy quality rating on this mount is "Premier." A wonderful addition for the trophy room or supreme museum piece!
Scientific Name: Lontra canadensis
Size: 23" long x 13" wide x 9" tall
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.