Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Yesterday I caught an otter while out trapping. The average otter is 40 - 48 inches and this one was about 42 inches and 18 pounds. An otter will travel up to 60 miles. They live in banks in the river or old beaver dens. The spend 80% of their time in the water and eat fish, frogs, crayfish and the like. They have 2 or 3 babies a year and live up to 15 years old. This picture of it is on a stretcher all stretched out and ready to dry. It will probably take a week to dry. And when it's all dry it will be taken off the stretcher and will be good until I decide to sell it. If you look close you can see a few of my other furs that are already dry hanging in the background. So far I've gotten 9 skunks, 1 cyote, 6 racoons, 2 fox, 6 muskrats, and 1 otter and hopefully this will be out of date before the day is over.