Out of the 13 otter species worldwide, the North American River Otter, the only otter species found in Florida. The cute, cuddly, but extremely shy river otter can grow to 35 pounds and more than 4 feet long.In the last few years more than 50,000 otters have been killed in North America. Originally river otters were found from Alaska right down to Florida. Through hunting, land development, deforestation and pollution, eleven states had their otter populations completely decimated. The few states left with river otters left have scarce numbers. Kim and her great eyes spotted 2 of these guys as they were having lunch.
Kim and with other photographers from Flicker at Dinner Island Ranch in Hendry County, Florida.
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