How to use Otters in a sentence
A few otters, beavers and minks are still found in eastern Texas.
Sea otters are, unfortunately, decreasing in numbers, while the demand is increasing.
The wild animals found in the district comprise a few tigers, leopards and wild elephants, deer, wild pig, porcupines, jackals, foxes, hares, otters, &c. The green monkey is very common; porpoises abound in the large rivers.
The colours of the under wools of river otters vary, some being very dark, others almost yellow.
The smaller and young sea otters of a grey or brown colour are of small value compared to the large dark and silvery ones.Advertisement
Martens and otters are to some extent hunted for their skins.
Hares are uncommon, and the last reddeer was shot in 1814; but wolves, otters and squirrels abound.
The wild animals are bears, wolves, foxes, lynxes, wild cats, badgers, otters, martens, stoats and weasels.
The Carnivora include bears, wolverines, wolves, raccoons, foxes, sables, martens, skunks, kolinskis, fitch, fishers, ermines, cats, sea otters, fur seals, hair seals, lions, tigers, leopards, lynxes, jackals, &c. The Rodentia include beavers, nutrias, musk-rats or musquash, marmots, hamsters, chinchillas, hares, rabbits, squirrels, &c. The Ungulata include Persian, Astrachan, Crimean, Chinese and Tibet lambs, mouflon, guanaco, goats, ponies, &c. The Marsupialia include opossums, wallabies and kangaroos.
The best sea otters have very dark coats which are highly esteemed, a few with silver hairs in parts; where these are equally and evenly spread the skins are very valuable.Advertisement
Otters and beavers that run dark in the hair or wool are more valuable than the paler ones, the wools of which are frequently touched with a chemical to produce a golden shade.
A furrier or skin merchant must possess a good eye for colour to be successful, the difference in value on this subtle matter solely (in the rarer precious sorts, especially sables, natural black, silver and blue fox, sea otters, chinchillas, fine mink, &c.) being so considerable that not only a practised but an intuitive sense of colour is necessary to accurately determine the exact merits of every skin.
In England, for instance, the dressing of sables, martens, foxes, otters, seals, bears, lions, tigers and leopards is first rate; while with skunk, mink, musquash, chinchillas, beavers, lambs and squirrels, the Germans show better results, particularly in the last.
Subsequently the hard top hairs are taken out as in the case of otters and beavers and the whole thoroughly cleaned in the revolving drums. The close underwool, which is of a slightly wavy nature and mostly of a pale drab colour, is then dyed by repeated applications of a rich dark brown colour, one coat after another, each being allowed to thoroughly dry before the next is put on, till the effect is almost a lustrous black on the top. The whole is again put through the cleaning process and evenly reduced in thickness by revolving emery wheels, and eventually finished off in the palest buff colour.
Foxes, martens, weasels, badgers and otters are to be found everywhere; bears are found in the Alps, wolves are rare, but they find their way sometimes from French territory to the western provinces, or from Poland to Prussia and Posen.Advertisement
Bears, foxes, otters and sables are numerous, as also the reindeer in the north, and the musk deer, hares, squirrels, rats and mice everywhere.
Hippopotami and crocodiles abound in the rivers, which are well stocked with many kinds of fish, including varieties resembling perch and bream; and otters make their home in the river banks.
The hippopotamus and crocodile inhabit the larger rivers flowing west, but are not found in the Hawash, in which, however, otters of large size are plentiful.
Baboons are found in the mountains and forests, otters in the rivers.
In the dolphins the teeth form simple cones, but in the seals they are often trident-like; while in the otters the dentition differs but little from the ordinary carnivorous type.Advertisement
Otters are common along the rivers; chamois may very rarely be seen on the least accessible peaks; roe-deer, red-deer, squirrels and rabbits people the lower woodlands; and hares abound in the open.
Foxes, bears, wolves, lynx (wild cats) and otters are very rare, and pumas (panthers) and beavers long ago disappeared.
Fauna.-The animal kingdom embraces, besides the usual domestic animals (as horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, asses, &c.), wild boars, deer, wild goats, hares, &c.; also bears, wolves, lynxes, foxes, wild cats, jackals, otters, beavers, polecats, martens, weasels and the like.
Individual otters vary in size.
In China otters are taught to catch fish, being let into the water for the purpose attached to a long cord.Advertisement
Otters are widely distributed, and, as they are much alike in size and coloration, their specific distinctions are by no means well defined.
The otters are captured by spearing, clubbing, nets and bullets.
They do not feed on fish, like true otters, but on clams, mussels, sea-urchins and crabs; and the female brings forth but a single young one at a time, apparently at any season of the year.
There are over 400 animals including alligators, jaguars, eagles, river otters and kangaroos.
Otters also eat amphibians, crayfish and the occasional bird and small mammal.Advertisement
There are many endangered species such as the black caiman, giant river otters and jaguar.
The martens, foxes and otters imported from southern Europe and southern Asia, are very mixed in quality, and the majority are poor compared with those of Canada and the north.
There are deer (at least five species), boars, bears, antelopes, beavers, otters, badgers, tiger-cats, marten, an inferior sable, striped squirrels, &c. Among birds there are black eagles, peregrines (largely used in hawking), and, specially protected by law, turkey bustards, three varieties of pheasants, swans, geese, common and spectacled teal, mallards, mandarin ducks white and pink ibis, cranes, storks, egrets, herons, curlews, pigeons, doves, nightjars, common and blue magpies, rooks, crows, orioles, halcyon and blue kingfishers, jays, nut-hatches, redstarts, snipe, grey shrikes, hawks, kites, &c. But, pending further observations, it is not possible to say which of the smaller birds actually breed in Korea and which only make it a halting-place in their annual migrations.
Bears are common, and so are a marten, several weasels and otters, and cats of various kinds and sizes, from the little spotted Felis bengalensis, smaller than a domestic cat, to animals like the clouded leopard rivalling a leopard in size.
Sables, ermine, wolverines, minks, land otters, beavers and musk-rats have always been important items in the fur trade.Advertisement
Please continue to let us know of any road casualty otters seen in our area.
Kids will love the blaze of color of the tropical coral reef or watching otters slide in and out of the water.
Yell, the Gateway to the North Isles, and justly famous for otters, is the second largest island in Shetland.
An additional cause of accidental death to otters can be drowning in eel fyke nets.
British Waterways has constructed an otter holt from logs to encourage otters to return to the canal for breeding.Advertisement
The otters were either killed directly through a build up of the toxins in their body or it rendered the females infertile.
I don't have one particular favorite but I do like bats, otters and pine martens more than others.
We also have a newly built reptile house and now have various mammals on display, including meerkats and asian short clawed otters.
The mammals include moose, wild boar, deer, beavers, wolves, badgers, otters and lynx.
With the exception of parts of the West coast of Scotland, otters are generally nocturnal.Advertisement
The Lune catchment is known to support breeding otters.
The area is ideal for walking, fishing and seeing wildlife, including otters.
I am thrilled that this autumn he finally saw the reserve's elusive otters.
The special event is particularly topical as no fewer than four baby Asian short claw otters were born at the end of May.
And there are now baby otters back on the Thames!Advertisement
I saw wild sea otters in California in January 1995.
Otters also have whiskers to help detect fish in muddy waters.
Foxes, squirrels, otters, snakes (smooth snake, grass snake and adder), butterflies (some of them peculiar to the district), and an occasional badger range the forest freely.
Hippopotami and otters frequent the lake, and on an island about 1 m.
Some of the poorer sorts of furs, such as hamster, marmot, Chinese goats and lambs, Tatar ponies, weasels, kaluga, various monkeys, antelopes, foxes, otters, jackals and others from the warmer zones, which until recently were neglected on account of their inferior quality of colour, by the better class of the trade, are now being deftly dressed or dyed in Europe and America, and good effects are produced, although the lack of quality when compared with the better furs from colder climates which possess full top hair, close underwool and supple leathers, is readily manifest.
For the wildlife enthusiast, there are regular sightings of otters, and dolphins and whales may be seen off Neist point.
The increase of otters and polecats preying on mink has helped the water vole 's resurgence.
Otters are surprisingly big, with a male reaching 1.2 m from nose to tail and weighing about 10 kg.
There is growing concern that parasites carried by cats (and flushed) could be contributing to the decline of sea otters, as well.
They were originally used to pursue foxes, badgers, otters and vermin.
Visitors can spend an entire day getting up close and personal with marine life, from dolphins and sea otters to penguins and rays.
Lastly, the Wild About Otters shop on the aquarium's second floor will provide otter-themed items and wearable souvenirs.
Unlike the for-profit Aquarium by the Bay at Pier 39 in San Francisco, the Monterey Bay Aquarium operates as a non-profit organization, conducting research on a variety of topics including tuna conservation, sea otters and sharks.
The sea otters are popular attractions at the aquarium, as are the aquatic birds in the penguin habitat.
The Otter exhibit was also recently updated and is now home to North American River Otters, who love to put on a show for zoo guests.