River Otter and Gray Squirrel
Where are they found?
The grey squirrel can be found in the midwestern and eastern United States, as well as some eastern parts of Canada. They often inhabit forests, but can also be found in parks and backyards. They create dens on the branches of trees or in hollowed tree trunks, and they occasionally make their homes in abandoned bird's nests. They typically line their dwellings with moss, dried grass, and feathers, which help to reduce heat loss.
What are the river otter's identifying features?
River otters are typically between 3 and 4 feet long (though their tails contribute to about one third of their length) and weigh between 11 and 30 pounds. Males are larger than females.
Otters have 5 toes, claws, and a c-shaped palm pad, though sometimes, only 4 toes can be seen in the print.
River otters have very thick, protective fur to keep them warm while they swim through cold water.