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Possible river otter sighting as winter weather sets in | Lehigh Valley Nature Watch

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One latest early morning our son Brian known as to inform me about what he had simply seen in the Susquehanna River. He lives under Harrisburg and was taking his canine for a stroll when downstream one thing was splashing the highest of the water.

Then he noticed an animal emerge from the water with a fish in its mouth, though he wasn’t certain what it was. Judging from his description of a reasonably small darkish animal with a light-weight or white stomach, my greatest guess is that it was most definitely a river otter.

At one time river otters had been ample. However, attributable to overhunting and water air pollution, notably from mine runoff, their inhabitants fell to horribly low numbers. But they’ve made an excellent comeback in most rivers attributable to reintroduction efforts and air pollution management packages.