Comments: Feeds opportunistically on aquatic animals, particularly fishes (mostly slow-moving, mid-size species), frogs, crayfish, turtles, insects, etc., sometimes birds and small mammals. In coastal waters eats marine species (Bowyer et al. 1995). Commonly preys on nesting seabirds in some areas (e.g., Alaska islands). See Toweill and Tabor 1982 for many further details.