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Eurasian Otter

Lutra lutra

The otter needs to live close to fresh water. It has a long (60-90 cm) , thin (weight 6-17kg) body. The legs are short, and the feet are webbed. It has small ears and bushy whiskers. Its colour is grey-brown and its fur is waterproof. It feeds mainly on freshwater fish, frogs and aquatic invertebrates. The females reproduce all year round. They usually give birth to 2-3 pups.The otter nest is underground and the entrance underwater. According to Greek Red data book of the Endangered Animals consider as Endangered (ΕΝ).

Foto: Chr. Karantzolas