By: Sharon Aron Baron

It’s a rare sight in the Woodlands, but when you see these elusive river otters, well then, you just have to film them. 

Resident Dolly Holland did just that and caught these two frolicking near the canal in Section 4. 

According to Florida Fish and Wildlife, river otters are found throughout Florida except for the Keys.  They usually prefer fresh water and can be found in rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, and swamps.  Otters live in burrows on the bank of the water body, often under tree roots.  They may dig their own burrow or remodel a beaver’s burrow. They are mostly nocturnal and feed on crayfish and fish.  They are social animals, and groups usually consist of a female and her juvenile offspring.

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron created the Woodlands Tamarac in 2010 for original News for the community. In 2011 she went on to create Tamarac Talk, in 2012, Coral Springs Talk and 2017, Parkland Talk.

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