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  • 1. *
  • 2. * What is an Otter?* Where do they live?* What do they eat?* What Are Their Predators?* Fun Facts* About the Author* Glossary* Index *
  • 3. An otter is a animal that is a mammal but it lives inthe water. It does not breathe in the water. It canhold it’s breath for at least four minutes. When theyjump in the water they hold the flaps of their nosedown so water will not get in them.Otters are underwater acrobats. What I mean by thatis that they look like and acrobat as they swimthrough the water. They are very graceful creatures.They use their feet to steer as they swim. They live instreams and rivers. Many of them are in NorthAmerica. *
  • 4. River otters live in streams, rivers, and marshes. When themother otter is having pups she will crawl into a undergroundden and rests their. They live in North America, South America,Asia, Africa, and Europe. *
  • 5. River otters eat small fish including crayfish,small mammals, turtles, frogs, and other typesof fish. Sometimes they eat big fish and whenthey do they have to hull them up to shore toeat. Otters are carnivores. *
  • 6. The mother makes sure to protect her cubsfrom big fish, owls, eagles, and other birds ofprey. When one of those types of animals near,the mother will tuck her cubs safely between herlegs. The mother designs her own habitat and ifan animal comes in it she will attack. If they livewith crocodiles or alligators they are hugepredators of the mother, father, and cubs. *
  • 7. * Dark brown fur* Webbed feet* Sharp teeth* Spend most of their time in the water* Medium size feet *
  • 8.  Otters can slide on their belly One slide can be 20 feet They are in a family with weasels, badgers, and skunks They do not eat underwater When they dive the close up the ears and nostrils so water does not get in them *
  • 9. My name is Emmie and I am in Mrs. Marchant’s3rd grade class. I am very interested in all sortsof animals. One day my teacher told us to startto write an expository writing. We all chose ananimal to write about. I chose the river otterbecause I have never really cared about otters. Ihave two brothers and two sisters. I live inHoover, Alabama. *
  • 10. Acrobat: A gymnastCarnivore: An animal that eats other animals forit’s foodExpository Writing: Writing with true factsMammal: An animal that breathes through it’slungsMarsh: Swampy areaPredator: What eats it *
  • 11. Describing Pg. 5Habitat Pg. 2Otter Pg. 1Predators Pg. 4Prey Pg. 3 *
  • 12. Books I used:OttersRiver OttersWebsites I used: National Geographic for Kids