O is for Otter #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

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18 April 2017 – O is for Otter

Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae that lives in water and land
Lutrinae a branch of weasel family Mustelidae, which include weasels, and ferrets
There are 13 known otter species that inhabit areas all around the world
They have very soft, insulated underfur, protected by an outer layer of long guard hairs.

Lutrinae a branch of weasel family Mustelidae, which includes weasels, and ferrets
Long guard hairs traps a layer of air which keeps them dry, warm, and buoyant underwater
They have very soft, insulated underfur, protected by an outer layer of long guard hairs
Most striking features are powerful webbed feet used to swim also holding breath underwater

Long guard hairs traps a layer of air which keeps them dry, warm, and buoyant underwater
Most have sharp claws on their feet and all except the sea otter have long, muscular tails.
Most striking features are powerful webbed feet used to swim also holding breath underwater
Male otters are dogs or boars, females are bitches or sows, their offspring are called pups.

Most have sharp claws on their feet and all except the sea otter have long, muscular tails.
Otter’s den is called a holt or couch, built under tree roots, rocky cairn lined with moss and grass
Male otters are dogs or boars, females are bitches or sows, their offspring are called pups.
Gestation period is about 60 to 86 days, newborn pups cared for by the bitch, dog, and older offspring.

Otter’s den is called a holt or couch, built under tree roots, rocky cairn lined with moss and grass
Bitch otters reach sexual maturity approximately two years old and males at three years of age.
Gestation period is about 60 to 86 days, newborn pups cared for by the bitch, dog, and older offspring.
After one month, the pup can leave the holt and after two months, they are able to swim.

Bitch otters reach sexual maturity approximately two years old and males at three years of age
Otters live up to 16 years, they are by nature playful and frolic in the water with their pups
After one month, the pup can leave the holt and after two months, they are able to swim.
Their usual source of food is fish,  further downriver, eels, but they may sample frogs and birds.

Otters live up to 16 years, they are by nature playful and frolic in the water with their pups
There are 13 known otter species that inhabit areas all around the world
Their usual source of food is fish, further downriver, eels, but they may sample frogs and birds.
Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae that lives in water and land.

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