"Making Ripples - River Otter 8 3/4" x 20" Oil
Includes a Custom Made Hardwood 1 1/4" black ash frame.
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The river otter glides gracefully through the silvery cool water. There is a mirrored reflection of his chin and nose in the water and a trail of ripples fan out behind him in his wake. A fine brush was used to the whiskers and wetness of his coat. His eyes are set as he swims toward his destination.
I have seen many river otters, mostly in the water. A few times I have seen them on the banks, but as I got closer, in the water they go.
River otters swim using their powerful tails and flexing their bodies. They are excellent swimmers and can swim about 7 miles per hour. Otters use their whiskers to sense where fish or prey are located, along with their sense of smell and sharp hearing. They can hold their breath under water from 4 to 8 minutes.
As river otters are a member of the weasel family, they hunt mostly at night. Fish being their favorite food, but also feed on turtles, frogs and crayfish.