Mammals of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance

Johnston County

Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter2020-03-01Melanie Wiggins1Long slender brown body. Short stumpy nose and long tail - I-40 off ramp from Benson at exit 319 on Hwy 21003_Roadkill
Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter2019-11-05Brian & April Heath1He or she has been visiting the pond on our property every morning. My husband and I have seen it making it's way through the series of shallow creeks that lead up to the pond. It's whole body is visible as it scurries through the 5' tall drainage tube that goes under the driveway leading from the creeks to the pond: short legs, long tail, adorable face. It's not real shy and swims laps and circles for quite some time (and watches us) before searching for a fish to eat. Today it swam on it's back while eating the fish. This play & hunt goes on for hours with some short breaks until it's caught 3 fish. The 3rd is taken back home down the creek. - Four Oaksphoto02_Photo
Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter0005-12-17Ken Schaffer12nd one seen dead on road in area. - Johnston County Glen Laurel Rd before Powatanphoto02_Photo
Lontra canadensisNorth American River Otter0000-00-000Lee et al.10_Lee