Pam Owen

Writer, photographer, Virginia Master Naturalist, and lifelong conservationist

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    Pam Owen commented on "Lontra canadensis (Schreber, 1777)":

    The Northern River Otter is not extinct or rare in Virginia, so I don't understand why the text says they are "gone from the central and Eastern United States." We actually see quite a few here in Rappahannock County, VA, and they are listed as S4 here (apparently secure) and S5 globally, although I know CITES has them listed in Appendix II (" not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled").

    6 months ago