Observation ID: 202113

Submitted by cameratrapcodger on
Northern River Otter
Identification Confidence
100% certain
Observation Date / Time

Animal, an adult male was lying belly down on the road shoulder, N side of road. Skull crushed. No signs of feeding by vultures, even 3 days later (2/15/24) when I photographed the carcass and tuned it over for sexing. 

Travel Frequency
several times per year
Estimated Time Since Impact
definitely less than 24 hours
Carcass Position
road shoulder
Roadway Speed Limit
55 mph
Road Type
local paved
Location Description
heavily used road through rice padi; no major bodies of water nearby.
Roadside Features
no artificial structures

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