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Otters thriving in Iowa

February 9, 2013
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

RIVER OTTERS are more common than we think. Being a mostly nocturnal animal, seeing one is not likely but possible. They like to eat fish, invertebrates or anything that swims slower than they do. Carp and catfish are the main food items from a river. But as some farm pond owners will attest, otters like to explore and if they find a pond to their liking, will serve themselves to a smorgasbord of fish meals.



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