Mammals of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance

Graham County

Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter2019-08-01Robin Mason, reported by Owen McConnell3Since the first week in June,2019, Robin has seen the otters several times swimming in the creek in front of a porch on her house which faces the creek and is only about 15 feet from the creek. She photographed the otters at 6:30 A.M.from her porch. Although this photo was taken on August 1, 2019, Robin saw the otters again in the same pool on August 5th and 6th, and on August 9th she took a video (which i have seen)of the otters. The video clearly confirms that they're otters. - In West Buffalo Creek directly opposite the house at 4989 W. Buffalo Rd.photo02_Photo
Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter1999-03-17Owen and Pat McConnell1The otter was viewed from our car on U.S 129 at a distance of about 30 yds. The otter was a fully grown adult, and it was stretched out on a big rock in the middle of the river in sunlight. It appeared to be sunning itself. - Cheoah River one-eight mile upstream from where the Big Fat Gap Road crosses the river. 05_Sight
Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter0000-00-000Lee et al.10_Lee