River Otter (Lontra canadensis) Killed by Wolves (Canis lupus) during Winter in Northern Minnesota
Keywords:River Otter, Gray Wolf, predation, kill site, Minnesota, Canis lupus, Lontra canadensis
Few accounts exist of Gray Wolves (Canis lupus) killing small sympatric mammalian predators. In January 2017, we observed a River Otter (Lontra canadensis) that had been killed by wolves on the ice in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota. This is one of only a few documented instances of wolves killing otters.
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