14 May, 2006

Otter and Odder

Let's add another creature to the list of random animals spotted on Disney property!

Of course, there are deer, armadillo, possum, wild turkeys, vultures, peacocks (did you know the call of a peacock is similar to a woman being attacked?), alligators, and panthers. But today I spotted an OTTER with my own two eyes. And I have three witnesses to back me up! We were driving down a back road on our way to breakfast this morning, and this thing decided to cross the street right in front of the car in front of us.


I did a little research to see if I could find out what type of otter is native to this area, and the short answer is NONE! Both the sea otter and the North American river otter are found across the country, but most are on the Pacific coast. I'm guessing it was the latter.

Anyway, it was really cute and I hope to see it again some time... preferably not in the middle of the road!


Janette said...

It's an American River Otter. I speak from experience here, we had a mating couple who lived on the golf course.

Seriously, I'm probably one of the few people who has actually hit an otter with a car.

I cried for days.

S*:) said...

I decided to post a comment ... just to attest to the otter story ... I was there! But now I feel so bad for Janette! I thought I was bad hitting a fox!

And Jamie, it's true about the peacock call, the way they emphasize the sylables in their call makes it sound exactly like, "POPEYE! Save me!" Only baby boomers know that cry!

me said...

i trapped an otter and a fox and a few beavers the other day. you shoulda skinned them and tanned it after you hittem. make you some money