Mammals of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance

Avery County

Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter2019-06-04Bruce Roesner3Screeching young otter was swept downstream while I was flyfishing. It was able to climb onto boulders 6 feet from me. Within a few minutes two adults ran along the bank. One jumped in the water and pulled the young otter out of the water. All three ran along the bank back upstream. - N Toe River approximately 3/4 mile upstream from Squirrel Creek05_Sight