Observation ID: 217579

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Northern River Otter
Identification Confidence
100% certain
Observation Date / Time

This is the 5th otter we have found dead on this exact section of hwy 37. There is a waterway on either side but no under the hwy pipe to connect stream. Otters cross and die here, heartbreaking. Need a safe corridor here or a barrier fence that leads them to Novato Creek which crosses under the hwy. But even there I've found dead otters on the road west of the creek.

colleen lenihan
KABCO Crash Severity
O - Property Damage Only
Travel Frequency
several times per week
Estimated Time Since Impact
definitely less than 12 hours
Carcass Position
center-divide / median
Roadway Speed Limit
65 mph
Road Type
Location Description
3 dead otters, 2 fresh, 1 old. Freshly dead otters located on S side of road just out of right lane and in median. There is a dirt road that crosse railroad tracks near dead otters, located a bit east of carcasses.
Roadside Features
guardrail median barrier
I would like to salvage this animal and agree to the terms of salvage

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