Mammals of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance

Brunswick County

Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter2020-03-09Lontra canadensis 1Could not see any markings. Saw the otter running along the beach. Not sure from what direction, if it came from the ocean or sound. It ran into the ocean and swam around for about an hour until swimming out of site. - Caswell Beachphoto02_Photo
Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter2020-01-19Bill Salamon1While fishing on the Shallotte river I saw the otter on the opposite side of the river at first swimming along the bank then climbed up into the marsh grass. Saw that it had a long round tail (not flat like a beaver). I have seen otters before. - Shallotte River, up in town behind the police dept where the new River walk park is supposed to be built.On the opposite bank of the river.05_Sight
Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter2019-06-15Gurganus3Neighbor Lena Mae Gurganus reported it to me. She and her adult grandchildren witnessed 3 otter playing and chattering in the water. - Gurganus Rd SW Shallotte in Sasspan Creek. Brackish coastal marsh05_Sight
Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter2018-12-17Mike Hubbard1Sighted the otter about 7:30 am swimming in a small pond on my property. I also observed it eating after diving - could hear a crunching noise as he ate - I suspect he was eating crayfish. Earlier in the spring (3/2018) otter scat (fish scales) was found on the bank of a creek which runs through my property, about 350 yards away. I suspect with the recent heavy rains, the otter followed an ephemeral stream to the outfall of the pond. The otter has not been sighted since. - Small farm pond on my property05_Sight
Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter2018-03-24Sam and Caroline Quinn1We first saw the otter in our pond close to our house, diving and feeding about 8am. Later in the morning I saw the otter diving and feeding where a spillway comes from another pond. That is when I was able to video him. - We live on a large pond in St James Plantation. Our neighborhood has many large ponds which are connected . The ponds have a lot of fish, turtles, frogs, snakes and attract many different birds, herons, egrets, ducks etc.photo02_Photo
Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter2018-02-16Amy & Jim BuckthalOne4pm, surfaced several times in between piling near bridge support. Appeared to be feeding. - Swimming around piling below Holden Beach bridge.05_Sight
Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter0000-00-000Lee et al.10_Lee